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Gary Burtless is a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. His recent research has focused on sources of growing wage and income inequality in the United States, the influence of international trade on income inequality, the job market prospects of public aid recipients, reform of social insurance in developing countries and formerly Communist economies, and the economic implications of privatizing the U.S. social security system. Burtless graduated from Yale University in 1972 and earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977. Before coming to Brookings in 1981, he served as an economist in the Office of Secretary of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Dieter Dettke is the Executive Director of the Washington Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. He studied political science at the Universities of Bonn, Berlin and Strasbourg (France). Prior to his tenure in Washington, Dr. Dettke served as Political Counselor to the SPD Parliamentary Group of the German Bundestag from 1974 to 1984, and as Staff Director at the Office of the State Minister of the German Foreign Ministry in 1982. He is the author of Allianz im Wandel" and has published numerous articles and papers on security issues, East-West relations, and U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
Peter Gottshalk is Professor of Economics at Boston College and Research Associate at the Institute on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar and a Brookings Economics Policy Fellow. Gottschalk's main area of research has focused on changes in earnings and family income inequality in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. He has written numerous works on this topic. In addition, Gottschalk has also done a substantial amount of work on welfare. Due to his expertise in these areas he has testified before Congressional Committees on numerous occasions. He received a B.A. in 1965 from the George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973.
Walter Hanesch studied economics at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Frankfurt am Main and finished his studies with a Master of Arts in Economics. Hanesch received his doctorate from the Department of Economics at the University of Bremen. He was appointed Professor for Political Economics in the Department of Social Work at the Fachhochschule Niederrhein in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1980. In 1993, he was appointed Professor for Social Policy and Social Administration at the Department of Social Work at the Fachhochschule Darmstadt, Germany. His main subjects of research include: economics and social structure of Germany, economics of inequality, labor market economics and policy, social policy, economics of social services, social administration, private welfare organizations and social work, poverty and policy against poverty in Germany, and social policy in Western Europe.
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Jerry Jasinowski is President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, the largest industry trade group in the USA, and one of the nation's most frequently quoted authorities on political, economic, and manufacturing trends and new developments. He has addressed audiences across the nation on numerous subjects, won numerous national awards, and has recently released a book entitled "The Rising Tide", which brings together 27 prominent thinkers on how to increase company and economic growth. A native of LaPorte, Indiana, Jasinowski received his B.A. in economics from Indiana University, his Master's degree in economics from Columbia University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
Marvin Kosters has been the Resident Scholar and Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute since 1987. Previously, he was the Institute's Director of the Center for the Study of Government Regulation. Kosters also worked at the office of the Assistant to the President for Economic Affairs. He served as the Associate Director for Economic Policy of the U.S. Cost of Living Council, and was a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers as Senior Economist. He is a member of numerous organizations and boards across the country and has written books and articles on a wide variety of economic issues.
Malcolm Lovell, Jr. has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Policy Association since 1992. Previously, Lovell was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Business and Director of the Labor Management Institute at The George Washington University, during which time he also served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute. From 1986 to 1988 Lovell was Chairman of a task force on Economic Adjustment and Worker Dislocation" appointed by Secretary of Labor William Brock. Lovell was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the 17th Under Secretary of Labor and served until February 1983. From 1973 until 1981 he was President of the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Lovell also worked for the Nixon administration as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Manpower.
Richard Trumka is a coal miner, and the son and grandson of miners. Born in Pennsylvania, Trumka served as president of his union, the United Mine Workers, before he was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO in 1995 and re-elected in 1997. He is known as a superb strategist in contract fights and other workers' struggles. Today, he is working hard to reinvigorate America's unions --criss-crossing the country to get our message out and building a progressive new movement of working people.
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