Jeannette Wicks-Lim is a Research Professor at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she also earned her Ph.D. in economics. Wicks-Lim specializes in labor economics, with an emphasis on the low-wage labor market and the political economy of racism. Wicks-Lim is co-author of A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States (2008). She is currently writing a new book with the working title, The Political Economy of Racism: The Persistence of “Anti-Blackness” in the U.S. Economy, with co-author Michelle Holder, Associate Professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York. Wicks-Lim frequently serves as an economic policy consultant for non-governmental organizations.