Scott Winship

Fellow, Brookings Institution

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Scott Winship is a Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution.  Under his direction, the Social Genome Project within Brookings’ Center on Children and Families is building a microsimulation model of upward mobility intended to improve policymakers’ understanding of mobility and simulate the long-term effects of policy interventions. Apart from his work on the model, his research focuses on measuring and understanding trends in living standards, economic volatility, mobility, inequality, opportunity, and insecurity. Scott was previously research manager of the Economic Mobility Project of The Pew Charitable Trusts.  Before that, he was a senior policy advisor at Third Way in its Middle Class Program. Scott received a Ph.D. in Social Policy at Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a fellow of the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy.