Neva Goodwin is Co-director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University, where she works to systematize an economic theory appropriate to contemporary real world concerns. She has edited more than a dozen books, and is the lead author of three introductory textbooks, including Principles of Economics in Context. She led the creation of a “social science library” containing over 9,000 full bibliographic references, representing seven social sciences, which is being distributed widely in over 100 developing and transitional countries, with special efforts to reach institutions with poor or no Internet access. She is the co-chair of the board of the New Economy Coalition. She holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School and a PhD in economics from Boston University.