Daniel Perez is a research assistant at the Economic Policy Institute. He joined EPI in December 2019 and supports EPI economists’ work on trade, inequality, worker power, and more. As a research assistant, he compiles and analyzes economic data for media briefings, research reports, and policy proposals. Prior to joining EPI, Perez served as a research assistant for U.C. Santa Cruz’s Income Dynamics Lab, studying development and political economy, and worked as programmatic assistant for ROC United, where he worked to improve labor market outcomes for low-wage and tipped workers. Perez has also worked in other industries, including food, wholesale, and education.
Perez grew up in California and enjoys rock climbing, cycling to work, and spending time with family.
B.A., Economics and Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz