• Jeannette Wicks-Lim

    Jeannette Wicks-Lim Research Professor Jeannette Wicks-Lim completed her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005. Wicks-Lim specializes in labor economics with an emphasis on the low-wage labor market and has an overlapping...

  •  Commentary

    Interview with Jeannette Wicks-Lim

    PERI researcher Jeannette Wicks-Lim discusses her work on a range of issues, including living wages and minimum wages, the overall effects of instituting overtime pay for farmworkers, institutional racism and intersectionality in the U.S. labor market,...

    , Mar, 2021
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim

    Green Economy Transition Programs for U.S. States

    bioenergy. Read "A Program for Economic Recovery and Clean Energy Transition in California" by Robert Pollin, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Shouvik Chakraborty, Caitlin Kline, and Gregor Semieniuk Read "Impacts of the Reimagine Appalachia & Clean Energy...

    Research Report
    , Feb, 2021

    Labor Markets, Wages & Poverty

    Health Policy

    of the federal government’s largest antipoverty programs for children. A new study written by PERI's Peter Arno and Jeannette Wicks-Lim and published by the Center for Global Policy Solutions examines Social Security's effect on children living in...

    State and Local Economies

    because they offer distinct approaches toward improving living standards for low-income workers and their families. Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Robert Pollin put forth an alternative view: that these policies can work in complementary ways, generating...


    Comment on Darity, McCrate, and Wicks-Lim (Thomas Weisskopf Festschrift Conference Paper)

    Albelda reviews the arguments made by William Darity, Elaine McCrate and Jeannette Wicks-Lim in their papers on affirmative action policies, and draws them together in the context of Thomas Weisskopf

    Conference Paper
    , Feb, 2013
    Randy Albelda
  • Economists

    Leader in China StudiesAssistant Professor of Economics View Profile Noé Wiener Research Associate, PERI View Profile Jeannette Wicks-Lim Research Professor View Profile C.P. Chandrasekhar Senior Research Fellow View Profile Patrick Mason Professor of...

  • PERI in Focus - Archive

    Rose Ann DeMoro Additional Recent Research Published Study by the Center for Global Policy Solutions : Peter Arno and Jeannette Wicks-Lim Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security This study expands existing research about Social Security by...


    on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. The Just Transition in America's Zero Carbon Action Plan PERI's Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim discuss their chapter (co-authored with Shouvik Chakraborty) in America's Zero Carbon Action Plan. They address how to...


    A Stimulus for Affirmative Action? (Thomas Weisskopf Festschrift Conference Paper)

    Action? The Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Women and Minority Workers in Construction,” Jeannette Wicks-Lim asks whether current federal affirmative action regulations, as they apply to publically-funded construction projects,...

    Conference Paper
    , Feb, 2013
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim

    How Social Security Helps Alleviate Child Poverty

    Peter Arno and Jeannette Wicks-Lim discuss how Social Security lifts millions of children out of poverty. View interview with The Real News Network

    , Sep, 2016
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Peter Arno

    Political Economy

    morality" within the discipline of economics. The Impact of the Recession on Racial Wealth Disparity January 2012 -- Jeannette Wicks-Lim explores how the Great Recession has created the largest setback in wealth equality in the U.S. in the last quarter...


    Employment Creation and Just Transition Through a U.S. Zero-Carbon Program

    for webinar This paper, “Industrial Policy, Employment and Just Transition, by PERI researchers Robert Pollin, Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Shouvik Chakraborty is one chapter of America’s Zero Carbon Action Plan. The paper works from the energy model in the...

    Research Report
    , Nov, 2020
    Robert Pollin, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Shouvik Chakraborty

    Revising the Racial Wage Gap Among Men in the United States: The Role of Nonemployment, Underemployment, and Incarceration

    PERI researcher Jeannette Wicks-Lim examines trends in racial earnings disparities to observe how the socially constructed concept of race impacts the U.S. labor market for men from 1981 to 2008. Wicks-Lim develops a racial earnings gap measure that...

    Journal Article
    , Jul, 2023
    Jeannette Wicks-Lim

    An Economic Analysis of the Nashville Living Wage Proposals

    Robert Pollin and Jeannette Wicks-Lim consider the economic impact of two living wage proposals for Nashville-Davidson County, Tennessee. Pollin and Wicks-Lim look at the overall costs of each proposal, which offer a wage of $10.80 per hour and health...

    Published Study
    , Oct, 2009
    Robert Pollin, Jeannette Wicks-Lim

    Unemployment: A Jobs Deficit or a Skills Deficit?

    In this cover article for Dollars & Sense, John Miller & Jeannette Wicks-Lim examine the argument being promoted by economists, policymakers, and the media that persistently high unemployment levels are due to a gap in skills and education on the part...

    Journal Article
    , Jan, 2011
    John Miller, Jeannette Wicks-Lim
  • Conference: Advancing Well-Being and Power Among Low-Wage Workers

    This three-day conference will feature presentations by a range of labor organizers, policymakers and researchers. The speakers will present local, national, and international perspectives on questions of advancing well-being and power among low-wage...

  • Staff

    Patrick Mason Katherine Moos Léonce Ndikumana Lenore Palladino Gregor Semieniuk Vamsi Vakulabharanam Isabella Weber Jeannette Wicks-Lim Research Associates / Senior Research Associates C.P. Chandrasekhar Hasan Cömert James Crotty Jane D'Arista Omar Dahi...

    Research Assistants

    Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He works with Professors Robert Pollin, Gregor Semieniuk, Jeannette Wicks-Lim, and Shouvik Chakraborty conducting input-output analysis on decarbonization and industrial policy programs. This...

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