Richard Reeves 

Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he directs the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and co-directs the Center on Children and Families. His Brookings Research focuses on the middle class, inequality and social mobility.

Richard writes for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Guardian, National Affairs, The Atlantic, Democracy Journal, and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Dream Hoarders (Brookings Institution Press, 2017), and John Stuart Mill – Victorian Firebrand (Atlantic Books, 2007), an intellectual biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician.


BA from Oxford University

PhD from Warwick University


Previous work

Director of strategy to the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2012

Director of Demos, the London-based political think-tank

Social affairs editor of the Observer

Principal policy advisor to the Minister for Welfare Reform

Research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research



Dream Hoarders (Brookings Institution Press, 2017) 

How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It


John Stuart Mill – Victorian Firebrand (Atlantic Books, 2007)

An intellectual biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician

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