Founded in 1991, the Employment Policies Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry-level employment.
Among other issues, EPI research has quantified the impact of new labor costs on job creation, explored the connection between entry-level employment and welfare reform, and analyzed the demographic distribution of mandated benefits. EPI sponsors nonpartisan research which is conducted by independent economists at major universities around the country.
Michael Saltsman, Managing Director
Michael Saltsman serves as Managing Director for the Employment Policies Institute. Michael is a regular contributor to Forbes and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Post, and The Washington Post. He is a frequent guest on national television programs. Michael was recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants as a member of the class of 2018’s Top 40 under 40.
Prior to the EPI, Michael was employed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his family and has degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Rebekah Paxton, Research Director
Rebekah Paxton serves as Research Director for the Employment Policies Institute. Rebekah works on various research projects and analysis for the Institute, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, and Crain’s New York Business. Prior to EPI, Rebekah worked as a research analyst at the Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts-based think tank nonprofit. She holds advanced degrees from Boston University in Economics and Political Science.
Annie Nguyen, Government Affairs Manager
Annie Nguyen serves as the Government Affairs Manager for the Employment Policies Institute. Annie’s work with the Institute focuses on advocating employment growth and economic opportunity for all. Prior to EPI, Annie worked as a strategy associate at Penta Group and was a former advisor for the Michigan House of Representatives. She holds a degree from Michigan State University in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy.
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