Michael Sherraden

MICHAEL SHERRADEN, PhD, is the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, and founder and director of the Center for Social Development (CSD), Washington University in St. Louis. Sherraden’s research has received widespread recognition for testing innovations and impacts on public policy. He is a leading scholar in asset building, with books including Assets and the Poor (1991), Inclusion in the American Dream (2005), Can the Poor Save? (with Mark Schreiner, 2007), and Asset Building and Low-Income Families (edited with Signe-Mary McKernan, 2008). He is also engaged in research on civic service and engagement, with books including National Service (with Donald J. Eberly, 1982), The Moral Equivalent of War (with Donald J. Eberly, 1990), Productive Aging (with Nancy Morrow-Howell and James Hinterlong, 2001), and Civic Service Worldwide (with Amanda Moore-McBride, 2007). Sherraden has advised heads of state and policy leaders in the United States and many other countries. In 2010, Time Magazine named him among the 100 most influential people in the world. He earned his AB at Harvard University, and his MSW and PhD at University of Michigan.

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