Mark D. Brenner

Assistant Research Professor

Political Economy Research Institute

10th floor Thompson Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Mark Brenner completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California-Riverside, and has a master's degree in international development from The American University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Brenner specializes in development and labor economics, with an emphasis on poverty, income distribution, and low-wage labor markets. He has published several works on income and wealth distribution in China, as well as labor and credit markets in sub-Saharan Africa. In 1998, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, and he has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program and the International Labor Organization.

His most recent work addresses the institutional factors surrounding rising wage inequality in the United States, as well as the economic impact of living wage proposals in several cities, including Los Angeles and Santa Monica, CA; New Orleans, LA.; and Boston, MA. United Nations Development Program; International Labor Organization

Focus: Cities, Development, Economy, Jobs, Poverty, United States, Americas



Agricultural economics; Development; Environmental economics; Financial sector

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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