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Knowledge@Wharton: August 9, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by James Parrott (Director, Economic and Fiscal Policies, Center for New York City Affairs) on the Thursday, August 9, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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James Parrott

Air Time: 11:30 am
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James Parrott

Director, Economic and Fiscal Policies, Center for New York City Affairs

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 James Parrott is the Director of Economic and Fiscal Policies at The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School. The Center is an applied policy research institute that drives innovation in social policy, focusing on how public policy impacts low-income communities, and striving for a more just and equitable city. In previous positions, Parrott worked for the Fiscal Policy Institute, the Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for New York City, the City of New York (as chief economist for economic development), and for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. 

Parrott regularly analyzes New York City’s economy and job market and has written extensively on topics including income inequality and the New York City and State budgets and tax policies. His research helped bring over $20 million in federal funds to New York following 9/11 to aid dislocated workers, and he coordinated the economic research in support of New York State’s $15 minimum wage policies adopted in 2015 and 2016. He has been one of the leaders in the citywide campaign to raise wages for nonprofit workers providing services under government contract. 

Parrott is a frequent media commentator on economic and fiscal policies. His opinion pieces have appeared in various New York City media outlets and he has written for The American Prospect. Parrott has served in various city and state advisory positions, including on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Tax Reform and Fairness Commission, and the current New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform. 

He received his B.A. in American Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He teaches public policy at the Roosevelt House, Hunter College.

 

Twitter- @JParrott10007
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