Heidi Shierholz

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Heidi Shierholz
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Chief Economist
U.S. Department of Labor
Assumed office
August 27, 2014
Preceded byJennifer Hunt
Personal details
Born (1971-10-10) October 10, 1971 (age 47)
Muskogee, Oklahoma
CitizenshipUnited States
Political partyDemocratic Party
Domestic partnerAlan Pickett
Alma materGrinnell College (B.A., Mathematics)
Iowa State University (M.S., Statistics)
University of Michigan (Ph.D, Economics)
ProfessionEconomist

Heidi Shierholz (born October 10, 1971) was Chief Economist to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, serving under Secretary Thomas Perez.[1][2][3] Previously, Dr. Shierholz was a labor market economist with the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. that advocates for liberal views.[4][5]

Education[edit]

Heidi Shierholz studied mathematics at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, earning a B.A. in 1994. She earned a M.S. in statistics at Iowa State University in 1996. She then studied economics at the University of Michigan, earning a M.A. in 2001 and Ph.D. in 2005.[2][6]

Career[edit]

Shierholz worked as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Toronto from 2005 to 2007.[7] Shierholz joined the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) in 2007.[8] At EPI, Shierholz worked on unemployment policy, ways to support the long-term unemployed, and possible policies to pull America out of the recession.[2] She coauthored two editions of The State of Working America, EPI's flagship publication.[9][10] Before joining the Department of Labor, Shierholz regularly wrote for a number of publications, including U.S. News and World Report column "Economic Intelligence,"[11] the Washington Post,[12] and the Huffington Post.[13] She has been called to testify before Congress on labor market issues, including unemployment insurance and immigration.[3]

Notable Publications[edit]

  • Mishel, Lawrence; Bivens, Josh; Gould, Elise; Shierholz, Heidi (18 Dec 2012). The State of Working America, 12th Edition. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0801478550. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.
  • Mishel, Lawrence; Bernstein, Jared; Shierholz, Heidi (26 Mar 2009). The State of Working America, 2008/2009. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0801474774. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.
  • Wolfson, Martin H.; Epstein, Gerald A. (21 Feb 2013). The Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-975723-7. Retrieved 17 Oct 2014.
  • "Heidi Shierholz". JSTOR.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DOL Key Personnel". Retrieved 23 Sep 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Ridel, Kaitlyn (6 Oct 2014). "On the Move: People in new roles shaping the debate in Washington". CQ Weekly. Washington, DC: CQ Roll Call.
  3. ^ a b House, Jonathan (25 Aug 2014). "Labor Department Picks EPI's Heidi Shierholz As New Chief Economist". Wall Street Journal. New York, NY. Retrieved 17 Oct 2014.
  4. ^ "Economic Policy Institute Staff". Retrieved 7 Oct 2014.
  5. ^ "Women's Media Center SheSource: Heidi Shierholz". Retrieved 17 Oct 2014.
  6. ^ "University of Toronto Staff CV" (PDF). Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.
  7. ^ "University of Toronto Staff". Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.
  8. ^ "EPI Staff Listing". Retrieved 23 Sep 2014.
  9. ^ Mishel, Lawrence; Bivens, Josh; Gould, Elise; Shierholz, Heidi (November 2012). The State of Working America, 12th Edition. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0801478550. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.
  10. ^ Mishel, Lawrence; Bernstein, Jared; Shierholz, Heidi (26 Mar 2009). The State of Working America, 2008/2009. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0801474774. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.
  11. ^ "U.S. News and World Report, articles by Heidi Shierholz". U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.
  12. ^ Shierholz, Heidi (25 July 2010). "WP Opinions "Five myths about unemployment"". Washington Post. Washington, DC. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.
  13. ^ "Huffington Post, articles by Heidi Shierholz". Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 Oct 2014.