Sylvia Allegretto


Areas of expertise
Minimum and subminimum wages • Inequality • Jobs • Unions • Labor market trends

Sylvia A. Allegretto is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and an Economic Policy Institute research associate. She worked for 15 years at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley, where she co-founded the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED). CWED’s body of work on wage floors has greatly influenced the academy and policy. Allegretto co-authored two editions of The State of Working America while at EPI and continues her work on teacher compensation, public education, and labor markets and provides frequent commentary on economic trends.

Ph.D. Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder