Stacey Vanek Smith Stacey Vanek Smith is the co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money, and is a correspondent for Planet Money.
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Stacey Vanek Smith

Co-Host, The Indicator from Planet Money; Correspondent, Planet Money

Stacey Vanek Smith is the co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money. She's also a correspondent for Planet Money, where she covers business and economics. In this role, Smith has followed economic stories down the muddy back roads of Oklahoma to buy 100 barrels of oil; she's traveled to Pune, India, to track down the man who pitched the country's dramatic currency devaluation to the prime minister; and she's spoken with a North Korean woman who made a small fortune smuggling artificial sweetener in from China.

Prior to coming to NPR, Smith worked for Marketplace, where she was a correspondent and fill-in host. While there, Smith was part of a collaboration with The New York Times, where she explored the relationship between money and marriage. She was also part of Marketplace's live shows, where she produced a series of pieces on getting her data mined.

Smith is a native of Idaho and grew up working on her parents' cattle ranch. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in comparative literature and creative writing. She also holds a master's in broadcast journalism from Columbia University.

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Buddhists, Sociopaths And The Art Of Investing

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A Bag of Bolívares: And Other Indicators From Venezuela

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Planet Money: Single Women Are Shortchanged In The Housing Market

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China Trade Deal: A Truce Awakens?

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All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market

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The Business Behind The Color Of The Year

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The Great British Bicycle Bubble

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The Work Week, Episode 4: Is The Unemployment Rate Broken?

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The Work Week, Episode 3: Gender Segregation In The Workplace

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The Work Week, Episode 1: The Strike That Changed U.S. Labor

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The Efficient Christmas: Why Economists Hate Gifts

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