David Cooper

Economic Analyst

Areas of expertise
Poverty • State labor markets • Economic inequality and social mobility • Minimum wage • Quantitative methods and techniques

David Cooper joined the Economic Policy Institute in July 2011. He conducts national and state-level research on a variety of issues, including employment and unemployment, poverty, the minimum wage, and wage and income trends. He also provides support to the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) on data-related inquiries and quantitative analyses. David has been interviewed and cited for his research on the minimum wage, poverty, and U.S. economic trends by local and national media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, CNBC, and NPR. His graduate research focused on international development policy and intergenerational social mobility.

M.P.P., Georgetown University
B.A., English and Government, Georgetown University

Publications by David Cooper