Jesse Eisinger

Jesse Eisinger is a senior reporter at ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom in New York City that produces investigative journalism. His email address is

  • What’s Inside America’s Banks?

    What’s Inside America’s Banks?

    Some four years after the 2008 financial crisis, public trust in banks is as low as ever. Sophisticated investors describe big banks as “black boxes” that may still be concealing enormous risks—the sort that could again take down the economy. A close investigation of a supposedly conservative bank’s financial records uncovers the reason for these fears—and points the way toward urgent reforms.

  • Reckless: The Inside Story of How the Banks Beat Washington (Again)

    The exclusive story of why the Federal Reserve caved to the largest financial institutions over dividends in 2011 -- and how Wall Street still owns the place.


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Quantifying human activity around the world