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Bruce Meyer
McCormick Tribune Professor
University of Chicago

Bruce Meyer is the McCormick Tribune Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He studies poverty and inequality, tax policy, welfare policy, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, disability insurance and other insurance programs.

Meyer received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Meyer was a faculty member in the Economics Department at Northwestern University from 1987 through 2004. He has also been a visiting faculty member at University College London and at Princeton University, a member of the Institute for Research on Poverty, a faculty research fellow and research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research. Meyer has also served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Human Resources Development Canada, Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, and Mathematica Policy Research.

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