Bruce Meyer

McCormick Foundation Professor of Public Policy

Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago

Bruce Meyer

Bruce D. Meyer, the McCormick Foundation Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, studies poverty and inequality, tax policy, and government safety net programs such as unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, food stamps, and Medicaid. His most recent work includes research on trends in poverty and inequality, the consequences of disability, the effects of Medicaid, and the accuracy of household surveys. Meyer has also served as an advisor to numerous federal agencies and other prominent public and private organizations.

Bruce Meyer's Research Interests

  • Poverty measurement
  • Effects of social insurance and welfare programs
  • Survey research

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