David Neumark

Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Center for Population, Inequality, and Policy


Department of Economics
University of California, Irvine

David Neumark is the Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine as well as the Director of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute. He has been on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University. He is a labor economist with broad public policy interests including: age, sex, and race discrimination; the economics of aging; affirmative action; minimum wages, living wages, and other anti-poverty policies; the economics of education; youth labor markets; and local economic development. He  has also done work in demography, health economics, development, industrial organization, and finance.

David Neumark's Research Interests

  • Minimum wages and living wages
  • Affirmative action
  • Sex differences in labor markets
  • Economics of aging
  • School-to-work programs
  • Anti-poverty policies
  • Discrimination

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