Michael Meeropol, an economist, author and activist, taught economics for 38 years at the Western New England College (now University). From 2009-2014, he taught at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.
Meeropol has campaigned with his brother, Robert, to make public all records related to the prosecution and execution of their parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, successfully suing in the 1970s to force the FBI and CIA to release 300,000 previously secret documents about the case. They are now requesting that the National Security Administration and National Archives release all records pertaining to Ethel Rosenberg, whom they wish to see exonerated.
Meeropol, the co-author of a textbook (with Howard and Paul Sherman) Principles of Macroeconomics, Activist vs. Austerity Policies, is the author of Surrender, How the Clinton Administration Completed the Reagan Revolution and several books related his parents’ case. For eighteen years, he has commented on economics and politics for the Albany, NY NPR station. He received his BA from Swarthmore College, a BA and MA from King’s College, Cambridge University, and a Ph D from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is on LinkedIn.