MarketWatch's Washington bureau chief Robert Schroeder discusses with Beacon Policy Advisors' Ben Koltun and Bowling Green State University's Melissa Miller the outlook for the midterm elections and what the outcome could mean for the economy and Americans' finances.

Ben Koltun
Director of Research, Beacon Policy Advisors
Ben Koltun is the Director of Research at Beacon Policy Advisors LLC, an independent policy research firm based in Washington, D.C. He oversees the daily research and writing on the political, legislative, and regulatory analysis for the firm. Prior to joining Beacon in 2017, Ben was a Senior Analyst at Hamilton Place Strategies, a Washington-based consulting and public affairs firm.
Dr. Melissa Miller
Professor of Political Science, Bowling Green State University
Dr. Melissa Miller is an expert on American politics with a specific focus on elections and voting behavior, women in American politics, public opinion, and the media. She is a Professor of Political Science at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio.

Since 2005, Dr. Miller has provided expert analysis for the media during midterm, statewide, and presidential elections. She has appeared in/on CNN, ABC News, Fox News, Al Jazeera, MarketWatch, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The New York Review of Books, among others. Since 2020 Dr. Miller has served as on-air Political Analyst for 13abc Action News in Toledo.

Dr. Miller’s research on American politics appears in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Politics & Gender, American Politics Research, and PS: Political Science and Politics, among others.

Dr. Miller holds an A.B. from Cornell University, a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Robert Schroeder
Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief, MarketWatch
Robert Schroeder is the Washington bureau chief for MarketWatch. Follow him on Twitter @mktwrobs.
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