Areas of expertise
Labor economics • Economics of discrimination • Poverty
Robert Cherry, an Economic Policy Institute research associate, has written for popular and academic publications on gender and race inequality, the labor market impact of the business cycle, and tax policies to universalize the earned income tax credit.
Ph.D. University of Kansas (1969)
M.A. Purdue University (1967)
B.A. Cornell University (1965)
Search publications by Robert Cherry
Opinion pieces and speeches by EPI staff and associates.
When Is a Soft Landing Too Hard?
by Jared Bernstein and Robert Cherry
The current economic debate is almost entirely focused on whether the upcoming landing will be hard or soft.
Making work pay with tax reform
by Max B. Sawicky and Robert Cherry
Welfare reform’s stated aim is to move recipients off the rolls and into jobs, but its effectiveness hinges on how tax systems and labor market regulations reward work.
Giving Tax Credit Where Credit Is Due
A ‘Universal Unified Child Credit’ that expands the EITC and cuts taxes for working families
by Robert Cherry and Max Sawicky
Although the U.S.