Ismael Cid-Martinez


Areas of expertise

Labor economics • Stratification economics • Child poverty and well-being • Retirement security and public finance • Human development and capabilities


Ismael Cid-Martinez is an economist with the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE). He studies economic inequality and well-being within the frameworks of stratification economics, human development, and political economy. Cid-Martinez has co-authored and published peer-reviewed research on child poverty and welfare, intergroup disparities, retirement security and public finance, and the capability approach.

Prior to joining EPI, Cid-Martinez served as a senior policy analyst for the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, where he authored reports on economic inequality and racial and ethnic disparities in the labor market and the broader economy. Before this, he worked for UNICEF’s Data & Analytics unit and for UNICEF regional and country offices in Latin America and West Africa. He also served as a research associate for the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis. He is currently a PhD candidate at The New School for Social Research.


M.Phil., Economics, The New School for Social Research