Timothy (Tim) M. Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the La Follette School of Public Affairs. He was director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008–2014. He is the 2017 John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Smeeding is the principal author of the annual Wisconsin Poverty Report. He was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences committee to build an agenda to reduce the number of children in poverty by half and a co-author of the report A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences and the Russell Sage Foundation. Smeeding is a multi-disciplinary scholar with articles that have appeared in the top journals in economics, sociology, political science, policy analysis, demography, social and applied statistics, health care, education and science more generally. His recent work has been on inequality in income wealth and consumption, social and economic mobility across generations, a child allowance for the United States, and poverty, especially for children, in national and cross-national contexts.