Josh Barro is a senior editor for Business Insider, where he writes commentary on politics, business and the economy. Before joining Business Insider, he was a founding correspondent at the Upshot, the economics and data section of the New York Times. Before that, he was Business Insider's politics editor. Before entering journalism, Barro worked in policy research for think tanks and as a real estate banker at Wells Fargo. He is a contributor to MSNBC; host of KCRW's "Left, Right and Center"; and co-host with Linette Lopez of the podcast "Hard Pass." Barro has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Harvard University.