urban institute nonprofit social and economic policy research Unemployment and Recovery Project

Affiliated Project Staff

The goal of the Unemployment and Recovery project is to integrate data analysis, research findings, and policy proposals into policy recommendations to address the challenges of unemployment, currently and for future downturns.

Pamela J. Loprest

Pamela Loprest. Project Director
Center Director

  • low-wage labor markets
  • safety net programs
  • low-income families
Richard W. Johnson

Richard Johnson
Senior Fellow

  • older workers
  • retirement
Robert I. Lerman

Robert Lerman
Institute Fellow

  • workforce development
  • youth transitions
  • apprenticeship
Austin Nichols

Austin Nichols
Senior Research Associate

  • poverty and income
  • Employment
  • safety net programs
Demetra Smith Nightingale

Demetra Nightingale
Senior Fellow

  • workforce development
  • employment
  • safety net programs
Rolf Pendall

Rolf Pendall
Center Director

  • cities and metro areas
  • housing
Margaret Simms

Margaret Simms
Institute Fellow

  • unemployment compensation
  • families and Parenting
  • racial/ethnic disparities
Marge Turner

Marge Turner
Vice President for Research

  • metro areas
  • employment
  • housing
Wayne Vroman

Wayne Vroman
Senior Fellow

  • unemployment insurance
  • employment
Sheila R. Zedlewski

Sheila Zedlewski
Institute Fellow

  • poverty
  • low-income families
  • Safety Net programs
Harry Holzer

Harry Holzer
Affiliated Scholar

  • employment
  • workforce development
  • racial/ethnic disparities