Joseph Persky

Research Associate

Areas of expertise
Urban and regional economics • Income distribution

Joseph Persky, an Economic Policy Institute research associate, has written extensively on the distributional implications of urban and regional economic growth. He has worked closely with several states and cities in their efforts to evaluate state and local economic development projects. Most recently he has participated in a series of reports to measure the impact of the Chicago living wage ordinance and the proposed increase in the Illinois minimum wage. He also has a long-standing interest in the economy of the southern United States.

Ph.D. (Economics) Harvard University (1971)
B.A. Harvard University (1966)