Over 600 Economists Sign Letter In Support of $10.10 Minimum Wage: Economist Statement on the Federal Minimum Wage

Event video: Releasing the letter

Dear Mr. President, Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Reid, Congressman Cantor, Senator McConnell, and Congresswoman Pelosi:

July will mark five years since the federal minimum wage was last raised. We urge you to act now and enact a three-step raise of 95 cents a year for three years—which would mean a minimum wage of $10.10 by 2016—and then index it to protect against inflation. Senator Tom Harkin and Representative George Miller have introduced legislation to accomplish this. The increase to $10.10 would mean that minimum-wage workers who work full time, full year would see a raise from their current salary of roughly $15,000 to roughly $21,000. These proposals also usefully raise the tipped minimum wage to 70% of the regular minimum.

This policy would directly provide higher wages for close to 17 million workers by 2016. Furthermore, another 11 million workers whose wages are just above the new minimum would likely see a wage increase through “spillover” effects, as employers adjust their internal wage ladders. The vast majority of employees who would benefit are adults in working families, disproportionately women, who work at least 20 hours a week and depend on these earnings to make ends meet. At a time when persistent high unemployment is putting enormous downward pressure on wages, such a minimum-wage increase would provide a much-needed boost to the earnings of low-wage workers.

In recent years there have been important developments in the academic literature on the effect of increases in the minimum wage on employment, with the weight of evidence now showing that increases in the minimum wage have had little or no negative effect on the employment of minimum-wage workers, even during times of weakness in the labor market. Research suggests that a minimum-wage increase could have a small stimulative effect on the economy as low-wage workers spend their additional earnings, raising demand and job growth, and providing some help on the jobs front.

Sincerely,

Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution
Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Frank Ackerman, Synapse Energy Economics
Earl Adams, Allegheny College (retired)
Jacqueline Agesa, Marshall University
Tanweer Akram, ING Investment Management
Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Carolyn Aldana, California State University, San Bernardino
Mona Ali, State University of New York, New Paltz
Sylvia Allegretto, University of California, Berkeley
Elizabeth Ananat, Duke University
Bernard E. Anderson, University of Pennsylvania
Marcellus Andrews, Bucknell University
August Ankum, QSI Consulting
Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research and University of Leicester
Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University*+
Michael Ash, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Bevin Ashenmiller, Occidental College
Glen Atkinson, University of Nevada, Reno
David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M. V. Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ron Baiman, Benedictine University
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Erdogan Bakir, Bucknell University
Stephen Baldwin, Retired
Erol Balkan, Hamilton College
Jennifer Ball, Washburn University
Gustavo Barboza, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
David Barkin, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City
William Barnes, University of Portland
Charles Barone, Dickinson College
Alan Barreca, Tulane University
Chris Barrett, Cornell University
Robin Bartlett, Denison University
Donald Basch, Simmons College
Laurie Bassi, McBassi & Company
Francis Bator, Harvard University
William Baumol, New York University+
Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore College
Dale Belman, Michigan State University
Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University
Peter Berg, Michigan State University
Gunseli Berik, University of Utah
Eli Berman, University of California, San Diego
Alexandra Bernasek, Colorado State University
Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Nancy Bertaux, Xavier University
Charles Betsey, Howard University
David Betson, University of Notre Dame
Haimanti Bhattacharya, University of Utah
Carole Biewener, Simmons College
Cihan Bilginsoy, University of Utah
Cyrus Bina, University of Minnesota
John Bishop, Cornell University
Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute
Sandra Black, University of Texas, Austin
David Blanchflower, Dartmouth College
Gail Blattenberger, University of Utah
Robert Blecker, American University
Alan Blinder, Princeton University
Barry Bluestone, Northeastern University
Lawrence Blume, Cornell University
Peter Bohmer, Evergreen State College
Barry Bosworth, Brookings Institution
Howard Botwinick, State University of New York, Cortland
Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Roger Bove, West Chester University (retired)
Samuel Bowles, Santa Fe Institute
Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University
David Breneman, University of Virginia
Marc Breslow, Massachusetts Climate Action Network
Dominic Brewer, University of Southern California
Nancy Brooks, Cornell University
David Brookshire, University of New Mexico
Christopher Brown, Arkansas State University
Clair Brown, University of California, Berkeley
Thomas Bruggink, Lafayette College
Michael Brün, Illinois State University
Luis Brunstein, Hiram College
Robert Buchele, Smith College
Nina Banks, Bucknell University
John Burkett, University of Rhode Island
Joyce Burnette, Wabash College
Gary Burtless, Brookings Institution
Paul D. Bush, California State University, Fresno (emeritus)
Al Campbell, University of Utah (emeritus)
Jim Campen, University of Massachusetts, Boston (emeritus)
Paul Cantor, Norwalk Community College
Marie-Louise Caravatti , American Federation of Teachers
Jeffrey Carpenter, Middlebury College
Michael Carter, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Dell Champlin, Eastern Illinois University (retired)
Richard Chapman, Westminster College
John Dennis Chasse, State University of New York, Brockport
Howard Chernick, Hunter College, City University of New York
Robert Chernomas, University of Manitoba
Victor Chernozhukov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Cherry, Brooklyn College
Lawrence Chimerine, Radnor Consulting Services
Menzie Chinn, University of Wisconsin
Charles Chittle, Bowling Green State University
Mussaddeq Chowdhury, University of Redlands
Paul Christensen, Hofstra University
Kimberly Christensen, Sarah Lawrence College
Gary Clayton, Northern Kentucky University
Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists
Nathaniel Cline, University of Redlands
Richard Coe, New College of Florida
Jennifer Cohen, Whitman College
Steve Cohn, Knox College
William Comanir, University of California, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara
Sean Corcoran, New York University
Paul Courant, University of Michigan
Carolyn Craven, Middlebury College
John Crespi, Kansas State University
James Crotty, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
David Cutler, Harvard University
Sheldon Danziger, Russell Sage Foundation
Susan Davis, Buffalo State College
Charles Davis, Indiana University
Maarten de Kadt, Not affiliated
Charles de Seve, American Economics Group, Inc.
Angus Deaton, Princeton University+
Carmen Diana Deere, University of Florida
Gregory DeFreitas, Hofstra University
Will Delavan, Lebanon Valley College
Brad DeLong, University of California, Berkeley
Shanta Devarajan, World Bank
Sean D’Evelyn, Loyola Marymount University
James Devine, Loyola Marymount University
Geert Dhondt, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology*+
Ranjit Dighe, State University of New York, Oswego
John DiNardo, University of Michigan
Avinash Dixit, Princeton University+
Arthur Domike, American University
Dutkowsky Donald, Syracuse University
Peter Dorman, Evergreen State College
Asif Dowla, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Matthew Drennan, University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Dresser, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Richard Du Boff, Bryn Mawr College (retired)
Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amitava Dutt, University of Notre Dame
Gary Dymski, University of Leeds and University of California, Riverside
Susan Dynarski , University of Michigan
James Eaton, Bridgewater College (emeritus)
Peter Eaton, University of Missouri, Kansas City
John Edgren, Eastern Michigan University
Ronald Ehrenberg, Cornell University
Rick Eichhorn, Coe College
Green Ekadi, Meharry Medical College
Justin Elardo, Portland Community College
Elizabeth Elmore, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Gerald Epstein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Azim Essaji, Wilfrid Laurier University
Colleen Fahy, Assumption College
David Fairris, University of California, Riverside
Henry Farber, Princeton University
Sasan Fayazmanesh, California State University, Fresno
Rafat Fazeli, University of Redlands
Steven Fazzari, Washington University in St. Louis
Rashi Fein, Harvard University
Robert Feinberg, American University
Susan Feiner, University of Southern Maine
John Felton, University of Nebraska (emeritus)
William Ferguson, Grinnell College
Rudy Fichtenbaum, Wright State University
Alexander Field, Santa Clara University
Deborah M. Figart, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Kade Finnoff, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Peter Fisher, University of Iowa (emeritus)
John Fitzgerald, Bowdoin College
Sean Flaherty, Franklin and Marshall College
Kenneth Flamm, University of Texas, Austin
Maria Floro, American University
Frederick Floss, Buffalo State College
Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Gary Francis, California State University, Chico
Douglas Frank, Allegheny College
Robert Frank, Cornell University
Richard Freeman, Harvard University
Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Alan Frishman, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
James Galbraith, University of Texas, Austin
David Gallo, California State University, Chico
John Gallup, Portland State University
Emma Garcia, Economic Policy Institute
Irwin Garfinkel, Columbia University
Christophre Georges, Hamilton College
Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research
Reza Ghorashi, Stockton College
Lisa Giddings, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Richard Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley
Alan Gin, University of San Diego
Norman Glickman, Rutgers University
David Gold, The New School
John Golden, Allegheny College
Lonnie Golden, Pennsylvania State University, Abington
Claudia Goldin, Harvard University+
Steven Goldman, University of California, Berkeley
Don Goldstein, Allegheny College
Fidel Gonzalez, Sam Houston State University
Jesus Gonzalo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Neva Goodwin, Tufts University
Robert Gordon, Northwestern University
Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute
Harvey Gram, Queens College, City University of New York
Ulla Grapard, Colgate University
Daphne Greenwood, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Ricardo Grinspun, York University, Toronto
Heather Grob, Saint Martin’s University
W. Norton Grubb, University of California, Berkeley
Christopher Gunn, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Robert Guttmann, Hofstra University
Darrick Hamilton, The New School
Joseph Harris, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury (emeritus)
Douglas Harris, Tulane University
Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women’s Policy Research and George Washington University
Mitchell Harwitz, University at Buffalo
Baban Hasnat, State University of New York, Brockport
Robert Haveman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Carol Heim, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
John Henry, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Felix Hernandez, Queens College, City University of New York
Conrad Herold, Hofstra University
Adam Hersh, Center for American Progress
Stephen Herzenberg, Keystone Research Center
Donald Hester, University of Wisconsin, Madison
David Hewitt, Whittier College
Michael Hillard, University of Southern Maine
Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, University of California, Los Angeles
P. Sai-wing Ho, University of Denver
Geoffrey Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire
Emily Hoffman, Western Michigan University
Michelle Holder, Community Service Society of New York
Stephen Holland, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Harry Holzer, Georgetown University
Christina Houseworth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
David Howell, The New School
Candace Howes, Connecticut College
David Huffman, Bridgewater College
Thomas Hungerford, Economic Policy Institute
E. K. Hunt, University of Utah
Michael Hutchison, University of California, Santa Cruz
Saul Hymans, University of Michigan
Frederick Inaba, Washington State University
Dorene Isenberg, University of Redlands
Sarah Jacobson, Williams College
Sanford Jacoby, University of California, Los Angeles
David Jaeger, City University of New York Graduate Center
Kenneth Jameson, University of Utah
Russell Janis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Marc Jarsulic, Center for American Progress
Elizabeth Jensen, Hamilton College
Tae-Hee Jo, State University of New York, Buffalo State
Jerome Joffe, St. John’s University (retired)
William Johnson, Arizona State University
Jon Jonakin, Tennessee Technological University (emeritus)
Barbara Jones, Alabama A&M University
Derek Jones, Hamilton College
Helene Jorgensen, Economic Consultant
Allison Kaminaga, Stonehill College
J. K. Kapler, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Peter Karl Kresl, Bucknell University
Harry Katz, Cornell University
Lawrence Katz, Harvard University
Roger Kaufman, Smith College
David Kaun, University of California, Santa Cruz
Mark Kazarosian, Stonehill College and Boston College
Melissa Kearney, University of Maryland
Daphne Kenyon, D. A. Kenyon & Associates
Valerie Kepner, King’s College
Haider Khan, University of Denver
Jaewhan Kim, University of Utah
Mary King, Portland State University
Christopher King, University of Texas, Austin
Marieka Klawitter, University of Washington
Lori Kletzer, Colby College
Janet Knoedler, Bucknell University
Thomas Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Timothy Koechlin, Vassar College
Andrew Kohen, James Madison University
Ebru Kongar, Dickinson College
David Kotz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dan Kovenock, Chapman University
Philip Kozel, Rollins College
Brent Kramer, City University of New York
Kate Krause, University of New Mexico
Alan Krupnick, Resources for the Future
Adriana Kugler, Georgetown University
Edith Kuiper, State University of New York, New Paltz
Dr. R. Shashi Kumar Kumar, Bangalore University
Fidan Ana Kurtulus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sumner La Croix, University of Hawaii
David Laibman, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (emeritus)
Melaku Lakew, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Andrew Larkin, St. Cloud State University (emeritus)
Gary Latanich, Arkansas State University
William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts
Ronald Lee, University of California, Berkeley
Frederic Lee, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Thomas Legg, University of Minnesota
Brandon Lehr, Occidental College
Paul Leigh, University of California, Davis
Charles Levenstein, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
Henry Levin, Columbia University
Mark Levinson, SEIU
Oren Levin-Waldman, Metropolitan College of New York
Frank Levy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arthur Lewbel, Boston College
David Lindauer, Wellesley College
Susan Linz, Michigan State University
Victor Lippit, University of California, Riverside
David Lipsky, Cornell University
Paul Lockard, Black Hawk College and Economic History Association
Mark Long, University of Washington
Mary Lopez, Occidental College
Daniel Luria, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Nora Lustig, Tulane University
Devon Lynch, University of Masschusetts, Dartmouth
Robert Lynch, Washington College
Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University
Frank Lysy, World Bank (retired)
Arthur MacEwan, University of Massachusetts, Boston
John MacLennan, American Society for Public Administration
Allan MacNeill, Webster University
Craig MacPhee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Diane Macunovich, University of Redlands
Mark Maier, Glendale Community College
Bernard Malamud, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Julianne Malveaux, Bennett College (former president)
Don Mar, San Francisco State University
Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota
Lawrence Marsh, University of Notre Dame
Ray Marshall, University of Texas, Austin
John Martinez, Midwestern State University
Alexandre Mas, Princeton University
Eric Maskin, Harvard University*
Patrick L. Mason, Florida State University
Andrew Mason, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Thomas Masterson, Bard College
Gabriel Mathy, American University
Julie Matthaei, Wellesley College
Peter Hans Matthews, Middlebury College
Ann Mari May, University of Nebraska
Anne Mayhew, University of Tennessee
Roberto Mazzoleni, Hofstra University
Elaine McCrate, University of Vermont
Susan McElroy, University of Texas, Dallas
Richard McGahey, The New School
Richard McGregory, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Richard McIntyre, University of Rhode Island
Jo Beth Mertens, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Peter Meyer, The E.P. Systems Group, Inc.
Douglas Meyer, UAW
Peter Meyer, University of the Pacific
William Milberg, The New School
Ashley Miller, Mount Holyoke College
John Miller, Wheaton College
Ronald Mincy, Columbia University
Jerry Miner, Syracuse University
Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute
John Mondejar, U.S. Federal Government
Edward Montgomery, Georgetown University
Mark Montgomery, Stony Brook University
Robert Moore, Georgia State University
Margaret Morgan-Davie, Hamilton College
Monique Morrissey, Economic Policy Institute
Fred Moseley, Mount Holyoke College
Philip Moss, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Eshragh Motahar, Union College
Akira Motomura, Stonehill College
Tracy Mott, University of Denver
Catherine P. Mulder, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Kranti Mulik, Union of Concerned Scientists
Alicia Munnell, Boston College
Richard Murnane, Harvard University
Michael Murray, Bates College
Marta Murray-Close, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ellen Mutari, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Samuel Myers, University of Minnesota
Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University
Michele Naples, The College of New Jersey
Julie Nelson, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Yeva Nersisyan, Franklin and Marshall College
Reynold Nesiba, Augustana College (South Dakota)
Zohreh Niknia , Mills College
Eric Nilsson, California State University, San Bernardino
Roger Noll, Stanford University
Abdullah Noman, Nicholls State University
Nathan Nunn, Harvard University
Michael Nuwer, State University of New York, Potsdam
Seamus O’Cleireacain, Columbia University
Carol O’Cleireacain, Economic Consultant
Jeffrey O’Hara, Union of Concerned Scientists
Erik Olsen, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Paulette Olson, Wright State University
Paul Ong, University of California, Los Angeles
Paul Osterman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rudolph Oswald, AFL-CIO (retired)
Ozay Ozge, Dickinson College
Bora Ozkan, Tulane University
Aaron Pacitti, Siena College
Spencer Pack, Connecticut College
Dimitri Papadimitriou, Bard College
Jairo Parada, Universidad del Norte
Elliott Parker, University of Nevada, Reno
James Parrott, Fiscal Policy Institute
Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California
Jennifer Pate, Loyola Marymount University
Eva Paus, Mount Holyoke College
Anita Pena, Colorado State University
Michael Perelman, California State University, Chico
Joseph Persky, University of Illinois, Chicago
Karen Pfeifer, Smith College (emerita)
Peter Philips, University of Utah
Bruce Pietrykowski, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Chiara Piovani, University of Denver
David Plante, Western State Colorado University
Mary Kay Plantes, Plantes Company, LLC
Jeffrey Pliskin, Hamilton College
Robert Plotnick, University of Washington
Karen Rosel Polenske, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Pollin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mark Price, Keystone Research Center
Kevin Quinn, Bowling Green State University
Codrina Rada, University of Utah
Steven Radelet, Georgetown University
Fredric Raines, Washington University in St. Louis
David Ramsey, Illinois State University (retired)
Steven Raphael, University of California, Berkeley
Wendy Rayack, Wesleyan University
James Rebitzer, Boston University
Mike Reed, University of Nevada, Reno
Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley
Robert Reich, University of California, Berkeley
Siobhan Reilly, Mills College
Cordelia Reimers, Hunter College, City University of New York Graduate Center
Stephen Reynolds, University of Utah
Donald Richards, Indiana State University
Philip Robins, University of Miami
Michael Robinson, Mount Holyoke College
Malcolm Robinson, Thomas More College
Charles Rock, Rollins College
William Rodgers, Rutgers University
Dani Rodrik, Institute for Advanced Study
John Roemer, Yale University
Frank Roosevelt, Metropolitan College of New York
Samuel Rosenberg, Roosevelt University
Joshua Rosenbloom, University of Kansas
Stuart Rosewarne, University of Sydney
Sergio Rossi, University of Fribourg
Roy Rotheim, Skidmore College
Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley
Cecilia Rouse, Princeton University
David F. Ruccio, University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University
Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley
Héctor Sáez, Holy Names University
Gregory Saltzman, Albion College
Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
Peter Schaeffer, West Virginia University
William Schaniel, University of West Georgia
Thomas Schelling, University of Maryland*+
Ted Schmidt, State University of New York, Buffalo State
Stephen Schmidt, Union College
John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University
Juliet Schor, Boston College
Amy Schwartz, New York University
Elliott Sclar, Columbia University
Jason Scorse, Monterey Institute
Robert E. Scott, Economic Policy Institute
Ian Seda-Irizarry, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont
Renata Serra, University of Florida
Mohamad Shaaf, University of Central Oklahoma
Jean Shackelford, Bucknell University (emerita)
Harley Shaiken, University of California, Berkeley
David Shapiro, Pennsylvania State University
Robert Shapiro, Georgetown University
Rajiv Sharma, Portland State University
Dennis Shea, Pennsylvania State University
Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute
Lara Shore-Sheppard, Williams College
Steven Shulman, Colorado State University
Nicholas Shunda, University of Redlands
Laurence Shute, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dan Sichel, Wellesley College
Perry Singleton, Syracuse University
Eric Sjoberg, University of Utah
Curtis Skinner, National Center for Children in Poverty
Peter Skott, University of Massachusetts
Courtenay Slater, Retired
Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Niloufer Sohrabji, Simmons College
Aaron Sojourner, University of Minnesota
Robert Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology*+
Allen Soltow, University of Tulsa (retired)
Roger Sparks, Mills College
A. Michael Spence, New York University*
Peter Spiegler, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Janet Spitz, The College of Saint Rose
Case Sprenkle, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
William Spriggs, Howard University and AFL-CIO
Charles Staelin, Smith College
Brian Staihr, University of Kansas
J. Ron Stanfield, Colorado State University (emeritus)
K.C. Stanfield, DePauw University
Mark Stephens, Tennessee Tech University
Ann Stevens, University of California, Davis
Mary Stevenson, University of Massachusetts, Boston
James Stewart, Pennsylvania State University (emeritus)
Chace Stiehl, Bellevue College
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University*
Chad Stone, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Diana Strassmann, Rice University
Cornelia Strawser, Bernan Press
Myra Strober, Stanford University
Woody Studenmund, Occidental College
David Sturges, Colgate University
Timothy Sullivan, Towson University
Lawrence Summers, Harvard University
William Sundstrom, Santa Clara University
Richard Sutch, University of California, Riverside and Berkeley
Paul Swaim, OECD
James Swaney, Wright State University (emeritus)
Sharon Szymanski, State University of New York, Empire State College
Michael Taillard, Bellevue University
Vis Taraz, Smith College
Linwood Tauheed, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Daniele Tavani, Colorado State University
William Taylor, New Mexico Highlands University
Lance Taylor, The New School for Social Research
Peter Temin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Terkla, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Ranjini Thaver, Stetson University
Mark Thoma, University of Oregon
Frank Thompson, University of Michigan
Emanuel Thorne, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Chris Tilly, University of California, Los Angeles
Renee Toback, Economy Connection
Jim Tober, Marlboro College
Mayo Toruño, California State University, San Bernardino
Scott Trees, Siena College
Marjorie Turner, San Diego State University (emeritus)
A. Dale Tussing, Syracuse University
Eric Tymoigne, Lewis and Clark College
Laura Tyson, University of California, Berkeley
Lynn Unruh, University of Central Florida
David Vail, Bowdoin College
Hendrik Van den Berg, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
William Van Lear, Belmont Abbey College
Andres Vargas, Texas Tech University
Ann Velenchik, Wellesley College
Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University
Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University
Paula Voos, Rutgers University
Jeff Waddoups, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Norman Waitzman, University of Utah
Lawrence Waldman, University of New Mexico
William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Robert Wassmer, California State University, Sacramento
John Watkins, Westminster College (Salt Lake City)
David Weiman, Barnard College and Columbia University
Scott A. Weir, Wake Technical Community College
Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Charles Weise, Gettysburg College
Thomas Weisskopf, University of Michigan
Christian Weller, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Sarah West, Macalester College
Cathleen Whiting, Willamette University
Howard Wial, University of Illinois, Chicago
Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Charles Wilber, University of Notre Dame
Sarah Wilhelm, SA Wilhelm Consulting
John Willoughby, American University
Valerie Wilson, National Urban League
Margrethe Winslow, University of San Francisco
Jon Wisman, American University
Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Edward Wolff, New York University
Max Wolff, The New School
Marty Wolfson, University of Notre Dame
Rossitza Wooster, Portland State University
Brenda Wyss, Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Todd Yarbrough, Aquinas College
Yavuz Yasar, University of Denver
Anne Yeagle, University of Utah
Linda Wilcox Young, Southern Oregon University
Ben Young, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Helen Youngelson-Neal, Portland State University
Carol Zabin, University of California, Berkeley
David Zalewski, Providence College
Paul Zarembka, State University of New York, Buffalo
James Ziliak, University of Kentucky
Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College
Jeffrey Zink, Morningside College
Michael Zweig, State University of New York, Stony Brook

* Nobel laureate
+ Has served as American Economic Association president