I am fascinated by schools, public transit, affordable housing, and labor markets. These systems can help society move toward a more just and equitable future. It’s energizing to work at the Urban Institute, where people believe that knowledge and reform can help bring about a brighter future.
Andrew Karas is a research assistant in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. He is interested in the challenges inner-city families face as well as the opportunities for local government to intervene. As an intern at the Chicago Transit Authority and on a gubernatorial campaign, Karas explored job access, job training, and high school education.
Karas graduated from Swarthmore College with a bachelor’s degree in math with a minor in public policy. His academic work focused on urban studies, particularly transportation planning.
Research AreasEducation and Training Housing and Housing Finance Job Market and Labor Force Poverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety Net Taxes and Budget Neighborhoods, Cities, and Metros
Centers & InitiativesCenter on Labor, Human Services, and Population
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