Isaac Shapiro

Research Associate

Areas of expertise
Regulation • Labor policy • Poverty and income trends • Tax policy

Isaac Shapiro joined EPI in 2011 to direct work examining the economic effects of government regulation. He previously worked for nearly two decades at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where his national policy research concentrated on working poor, income distribution, and tax issues, and where he assisted in the coordination and development of the Center’s research agenda. Shapiro also founded the Center’s International Budget Project. Shapiro has worked as a senior adviser at the Save Darfur Coalition, as special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and for a Member of Congress. He is the author of numerous reports, articles, and op-ed pieces, and is the co-author of two books, Working But Poor: America’s Contradiction, and Protecting American Workers. He also edited A Guide to Budget Work for NGOs.

M.P.P., Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
B.A., Washington University