Ron Hira

Research Associate

Areas of expertise
Offshoring • High-Skilled Immigration • Innovation & Competitiveness

Ron Hira, an Economic Policy Institute research associate, is an associate professor of public policy at Howard University. His recent book, Outsourcing America, examines the economic and policy implications of the offshoring of high-skilled jobs. It was a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin awards in the best business book category. Hira has testified before Congress on offshoring and is frequently interviewed by the media about his work, which intersects high-skilled labor markets, immigration, globalization, and competitiveness policy. He serves as vice president for career activities for IEEE-USA, the largest engineering professional society in America, and is a licensed professional engineer.

Ph.D., Public Policy, George Mason University (2002)
M.S., Electrical Engineering, George Mason University (1992)
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University (1988)