About the Author
Here are a few facts about me:
Perhaps the only living travel writer who’s afraid to fly. An attorney and subject matter expert in economic policy, with a special interest in issues related to consumption, labor and demand. Baker of world-famous chocolate chip cookies. Once single handedly save a birthday party in Chiang Mai. Die-hard fan of Michigan football. Journalist who has worked with communities ranging from Battambang to Lima, from Wall Street to the U.S. Army.
Bad at poker. Good at pool.
Can handle food Thai, Indian or Mexican spicy. Cannot handle whisky whether of the Scottish, Kentuckian or Chinese varieties.
Author of the Medium blog Notes From an Accidental Economist.
My name is Eric Reed. I’m a journalist and former securities litigator. Like most journalists I’m always up for a good story, but since leaving practice my work has specialized in three fields: public/economic policy, global affairs, and travel.
I’m a contributing writer to Jim Cramer’s The Street. My work has been published and reprinted in outlets including CNBC, Glassdoor’s economics blog, MSN.com, AOL.com, the Detroit Free Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Make Change and the University of Michigan alumni magazine. Before attending law school I worked as a reporter for The New Britain Herald, and afterward I spent half a year as a development and project specialist for an NGO in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
I’ve also written for the paper of every school I’ve ever attended going back to the 7th grade, including the University of Michigan’s Daily and Res Gestae.
In addition to my work as a journalist I also do freelance writing and training for a wide variety of firms and companies. You can read more about my corporate communications work here.