Ron Hira

Research Associate

Areas of expertise
Offshoring • High-skilled immigration • STEM • Innovation and competitiveness

Ron Hira, an Economic Policy Institute research associate, is an associate professor in the department of political science at Howard University. His book, Outsourcing America, was one of the first to examine 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 high-skilled immigration. He is frequently interviewed by the media about his work, which intersects STEM labor markets, immigration, globalization, and competitiveness policy. He 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)