Sylvia Allegretto


Areas of expertise
Income inequality • Family budgets • Unions • Collective bargaining

Sylvia Allegretto is currently an economist at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley. She co-authored two editions of The State of Working America while working as an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. She joined EPI in 2003 after receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also co-author of two EPI studies, How Does Teacher Pay Compare? and The Teaching Penalty: Teacher Pay Losing Ground. Dr. Allegretto’s research interests include economic inequality, unemployment duration, family budgets, low-wage labor markets, the minimum wage, and the sub-minimum wage recieved by tipped workers.

Ph.D. Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder (2003)