About Us

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.

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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.

Media Inquiries

Contact Lisa Schoch at [email protected] or call 202-463-7650.

Contact Information

Employment Policies Institute
1655 Fort Myer Drive Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: 202-463-7650
Email: [email protected]