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Ian Hecker

Ian Hecker

Research Assistant

Urban’s stature and commitment to evidence allows me to contribute to impactful and responsive research that will ultimately make the world a better place.


Ian Hecker is a research assistant in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he studies the shifting nature of low- and middle-wage jobs to help understand and replicate effective policies and programs. Hecker’s research covers apprenticeship programs, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, funding mechanisms for supporting skills development, and automation and the future of work. He also provides strategic support to the coordination and management team for the JPMorgan Chase & Co. New Skills at Work initiative and provides data and evidence technical assistance to both government and nonprofit actors. Hecker graduated with a BA in public policy from the University of Michigan.