Steven Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Economics at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Steven authored a major small business support policy proposal in the US for the Brookings Institution, and has provided extensive commentary in the US and Australia on wage and small business supports during the COVID-19 crisis. Steven has published opinion pieces in the Washington Post, the Australian Financial Review, and The Age, among others, and has provided economic commentary to the New York Times, the LA Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Slate, The Hill, the Sydney Morning Herald, and The Australian, among others. Steven is a former economist at the Australian Treasury, where he worked on the federal budget and the Garnaut Climate Change Review Update. Steven holds a PhD and MA in economics from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours and Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Queensland.