Expertise: Macroeconomics, regional inequality, criminal justice, fiscal policy, race and ethnicity
Olugbenga Ajilore is a senior economist at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Ajilore was an associate professor of economics at the University of Toledo. His research has focused on race and local public finance, peer effects and adolescent behavior, and police militarization. Ajilore’s work has been published in numerous journals, such as The Review of Black Political Economy, Economics and Human Biology, the Review of Economics of the Household, and the Atlantic Economic Journal. As of 2018, Ajilore serves as president of the National Economic Association.
Ajilore received his Ph.D. in economics from Claremont Graduate University in 2002. He earned his B.A. in applied mathematics and economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996.
By Olugbenga Ajilore
|The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2019 Jobs Day Release||Center for American Progress||March 7, 2019|
|The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2019 Jobs Release||Center for American Progress||January 31, 2019|
|Wage Gaps and Outcomes in Apprenticeship Programs||Center for American Progress||December 12, 2018|
|A Provision in a New Senate Bill Will Only Further ‘Disaster Capitalism’||Morning Consult||December 3, 2018|
|How Amazon, the NFL, and Trump get rich off a tax break that’s supposed to help poor people||MarketWatch||November 15, 2018|
|The Treasury Department’s Regulations for Opportunity Zones Ignore the Communities They Should Serve||Center for American Progress||October 19, 2018|
|Under President Trump, Workers Continue to Struggle||Center for American Progress||September 11, 2018|