Jhacova Williams


Areas of expertise
Applied microeconomics • Culture and economics • Political economy

Jhacova Williams was an economist with EPI’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) through August 2020. In this capacity, she explored the role of structural racism in shaping racial economic disparities in labor markets, housing, criminal justice, higher education, and other areas that have a direct impact on economic outcomes.

Williams’ research has focused on Southern culture and the extent to which historical events have impacted the political behavior and economic outcomes of Southern blacks. Prior to joining EPI, Williams served as an assistant professor at Clemson University and worked as a mathematics lab director and instructor at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Ph.D., Economics, Louisiana State University
M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park
B.S., Mathematics, Xavier University of Louisiana