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Sylvia Allegretto, labor economist, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

Sylvia Allegretto

Sylvia Allegretto is a labor economist and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, which is housed at UC Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to working at CWED she was at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., where she coauthored several editions of The State of Working America.

Allegretto's research interests at EPI include minimum wages and sub-minimum wages received by tipped workers, along with long-term unemployment, teacher pay, public employee compensation, low-wage labor markets, and inequality.

She closely tracks the economy, with particular interest in typical workers and how they are faring. She is frequently called upon by media outlets to provide commentary and contextualize economic data and trends.

Posts by Sylvia Allegretto

10-2-14Business & Economics: What's on your mind?One step up and two steps back
8-26-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?The unfinished march toward a decent minimum wage
8-13-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Here is a tip–tips aren’t always tips
2-12-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Austerity: Kind of a drag
9-12-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Slip slidin’ away
8-31-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?This labor day … waiting for change
7-16-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?The wrecking ball
12-5-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?The few, the proud, the very rich
10-17-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Social Security — A pillar of retirement income
9-22-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?The fallout from the Great Recession continues
9-2-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Jobs outlook not pretty this Labor Day