Richard V. Reeves, a frequent contributor to Brookings Mountain West, is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, Director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and co-director of the Center on Children and Families. His research focuses on the middle class, inequality and social mobility. Richard’s publications for Brookings include his latest book Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It (2017), Time for justice: Tackling race inequalities in health and housing (2017), Ulysses goes to Washington: Political myopia and policy commitment devices (2015), Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream (2014), Character and Opportunity (2014), and The Parenting Gap (2014). He is also a contributor to The Atlantic, National Affairs, Democracy Journal, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Richard is also the author of John Stuart Mill – Victorian Firebrand, an intellectual biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician. In September 2017, Politico magazine named Richard one of the top 50 thinkers in the U.S. for his work on class and inequality. Richard has a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from Warwick University.