Kevin Curran grew up in Valhalla — not the mythological Norse hall of warriors killed in battle, but rather the small town north of New York City. From there, he studied economics at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, conducted applied economic research at the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and joined the Philadelphia Fed’s regional economic analysis team. In this Q&A, he delves deep into his thinking about all kinds of inequality, but especially the subject of his article in this issue: wage inequality.

This article appeared in the Second Quarter 2024 edition of Economic Insights. Download and read the full issue.

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