John Schmitt

Research Associate

Areas of expertise
Wage inequality • Minimum wage • Unemployment • Economic development • International labor market comparisons

Biography
John Schmitt is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and was formerly the Research Director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Economist at the Economic Policy Institute. He has written widely for popular and academic publications on topics related to economic inequality, including the minimum wage, technology, labor-market discrimination, unemployment, and comparative labor market performance.

Education
Ph.D. (1993) and M.Sc. (1989) in economics, London School of Economics
B.A. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (1984)