Jonas Shaende is an American economist who grew up in the Soviet Union. As an academic, his scholarship has focused on international economic relations and monetary systems. This includes teaching advanced economics, globalization, and international trade courses at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY and SUNY colleges in New York. Shaende is a frequent economics commentator, particularly on Russian-language media. He has held senior appointments in New York government and currently serves as chief economist of the Fiscal Policy Institute.