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James Sherk

As senior policy analyst in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation, James Sherk researches ways to promote competition and mobility in the workforce rather than erect barriers that prevent workers from getting ahead.

Sherk, who joined Heritage in 2006, frequently testifies before committees of Congress on labor policy issues. His commentary and analysis have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Times, Business Week and Roll Call.  CNN, Fox News Channel, CNBC and PBS are among TV news outlets to feature his analysis of pressing labor issues.

Sherk completed graduate studies at the University of Rochester, where he received a master of arts in economics with a concentration in econometrics and labor economics. He also holds a bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich.