Matt Stoller is fellow at the Open Markets program, where he is researching the history of the relationship between concentrated financial power and the Democratic party in the 20th century. Prior to joining the Open Markets program, he spent six years on Capitol Hill, most recently as a senior policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee where he focused on trade, competition policy, and financial services. He has helped author legislation on Federal Reserve reform, the concentration of power among banks, and the restructuring of our trading arrangements. In addition to his work on the Hill, he has produced for MSNBC and starred in an FX political comedy show with Russell Brand. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, Vice, Salon, The New Republic, and The Nation.