John Schmitt

Research Associate

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

John Schmitt is Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute. He has written for popular and academic publications on wage inequality, the minimum wage, education, and comparative economic performance. Schmitt has also traveled, studied, and worked extensively in Latin America, most recently in El Salvador, where he worked with the United Nations peacekeeping mission.

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)