Wilson Powell III

Research Associate

Harvard Kennedy School

WILSON POWELL III is a Research Associate in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has previously worked as a Research Analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Research Economist at the Council of Economic Advisors, and a Health Policy Fellow at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. In these roles, he worked on economic research projects across a number of areas, including health care, labor markets, and trade. Wilson earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College where he majored in Economics.


How much have childcare challenges slowed the US jobs market recovery?

The US economy lost a net of 8 million jobs between February 2020 and April 2021. Agreement is growing that people not actively seeking employment (inadequate labor supply) has been playing a major role in the slow recovery, as evidenced by factors including record job openings, the largest wage increases in decades, and other signs ...