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Greg Wright

Associate Professor

Greg Wright is a Fellow at Brookings in the Global Economy and Development Program where he leads the Workforce of the Future initiative. The initiative produces analysis and data-driven tools to help steer local economic development policy toward strategies that increase the quality of jobs and promote career pathways out of low-wage work. Wright is also an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Merced.

His academic work has appeared in top Economics journals and is focused on the labor market impacts of globalization, immigration, and technological change. Recent papers have estimated the impact of offshoring and immigration on U.S. jobs, the impact of investments in Information and Communications Technologies on wage inequality, and the historical impact of globalization on labor markets. He has also written for a wide range of media outlets.

Wright has a B.A. in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from UC Davis.