Juliet Schor is the author of the best-selling book The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and, more recently, The Overspent American. She is an economist who has taught at Harvard University since 1984 and is currently Senior Lecturer and Acting Chair of the Women's Studies program at Harvard. She is also Professor of the Economics of Leisure at Tilburg University, Netherlands. She earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. She was a 1995 Guggenheim Fellow for work on a project entitled "New Analyses of Consumer Behavior." She has also been a Brookings Research Fellow, a Research Associate for the United Nations, and a consultant to the Human Development Report. Schor is a founding member of American Dream. She has been a columnist for Z Magazine.