Staff Writer, Economics
Stacy Kaper is the economics staff writer for National Journal covering financial regulation and housing reform. Previously, Kaper spent five years as the Capitol Hill reporter for American Banker newspaper where she covered the foreclosure and financial crisis including the debate and implementation of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Kaper also covered the financial services implications at the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions where she interviewed economic advisors to Obama and McCain. Previously Kaper was a freelancer covering agriculture for The (Baltimore) Sun. Prior to that she was a reporter for a chain of five weekly papers in Los Angeles, where she covered local government and California’s energy crunch. She studied international relations and journalism at Syracuse University and has a Master of Journalism from the University of Maryland.