Gary Burtless is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Burtless has consulted extensively for the World Bank on reforming social security policy in countries outside the industrialized West, and has served as a consultant to the U.S. Social Security Administration. Before joining the Brookings Institution, he served as an economist in the Office of the Secretary of Labor and in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation during the Carter administration. Burtless is the author of numerous articles and books including A Future of Lousy Jobs? The Changing Structure of U.S. Wages, (ed. 1990), Five Years After: The Long-Term Effects of Welfare-to-Work Programs (1995), and Can America Afford to Grow Old? Paying for Social Security (1989).
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