Lawrence Mishel is a distinguished fellow at EPI after serving as president from 2002–2017. Mishel first joined EPI in 1987 as research director. In the more than three decades he has been with EPI, Mishel has helped build it into the nation’s premier research organization focused on U.S. living standards and labor markets.
Melat Kassa joined EPI in 2018 after completing her undergraduate studies. Her role as a research assistant is to assist EPI’s economists in collecting, recording, and analyzing economic data. In addition, she proofreads and edits economic reports, blog posts, and issue briefs for publication. She works on several research topics such as wages, housing, trade and manufacturing, taxes, unions, and so on.
The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.
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