Valerie Rawlston Wilson is director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE), a nationally recognized source for expert reports and policy analyses on the economic condition of America’s people of color.
Prior to joining EPI, Wilson was an economist and vice president of research at the National Urban League Washington Bureau, where she was responsible for planning and directing the bureau’s research agenda. She has written extensively on various issues impacting economic inequality in the United States—including employment and training, income and wealth disparities, access to higher education, and social insurance—and has also appeared in print, television, and radio media.
In 2010, through the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs, Wilson was selected to deliver the keynote address at an event on Minority Economic Empowerment at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. In 2011, Wilson served on a National Academies Panel on Measuring and Collecting Pay Information from U.S. Employers by Gender, Race, and National Origin.
Follow Wilson on Twitter @ValerieRWilson.
Introduction to the 2014 Equality Index
The State of Black America 2014, One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America 
One-on-One: The Equality Index
State of Black America 2014 Web Series 
State of Black America 2013
WWDB 860 AM [July 26, 2013]
At Risk: The State of the Black Middle Class
(with C. Hardy, M. Wijewardena and G.T. Davis) The State of Black America 2012: Occupy the Vote to Educate, Employ & Empower 
A Long Road Back to Work: Realities of Unemployment Since the Great Recession
National Urban League Policy Institute [June 2011]
The Recession's Racial Tinge
EBONY Magazine [February 2011]
News: Black Consumers Pack $1.1 Trillion Punch
BET.com [June 4, 2013]
What the American Jobs Act Means for Unemployed AfricanAmericans
Happening Now, Fox News [September 9, 2011]