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Ian Hecker
Policy Analyst
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 policy analyst 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 supports Urban’s assessment of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. New Skills at Work Initiative, focusing on improving workers’ access to skills and economic opportunity, and he 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.