David Cooper

Economic Analyst

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

David Cooper joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2011. He conducts national and state-level research on the minimum wage, state labor markets, poverty, and wage and income trends. He also coordinates and provides technical support to the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN). 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.

Master of Public Policy, Georgetown University
B.A., English and Government, Georgetown University