Scott Winship is Project Director for the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. His areas of expertise include living standards and economic mobility, inequality, and insecurity.
Previously, Winship was the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Visiting Fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a contributor to Forbes.com, and his research has been published in City Journal, National Affairs, National Review, POLITICO, Wilson Quarterly, and Breakthrough Journal, among other outlets. Recently, Winship contributed a chapter to the reform-conservative volume Room to Grow (2014). He has testified before Congress on the topics of inequality, poverty, and opportunity. Earlier in his career, Winship was research manager of the Economic Mobility Project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and a senior policy adviser at Third Way.
Winship received a B.A. in Sociology and Urban Studies from Northwestern University in 1995, and an M.A. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Social Policy from Harvard University in 2005 and 2009 respectively where he was a fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.