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Philip Moss

Philip Moss Professor


Labor Economics, Community Economic Development, Public Policy Analyst

Research Interest

Research and teaching interests include the impact of structural changes in the economy on low wage workers and workers of color, skill development, and policy strategies for regional development.

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Philip Moss is a professor in the Department of Economics and Co-Director of the Economics and Social Development of Regions program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  He is an economist by training and teaches courses in local and regional development, public policy, organizational development, and research methods.  As a researcher he works primarily on the impacts of structural change in the economy and within firms on the distribution of economic opportunity.  He is particularly interested in opportunities for different race and gender groups, on the fate of low wage workers and low wage jobs, and on changing skill needs and skill development strategies of firms.

Before coming to the University of Massachusetts Lowell, he taught at Boston University, was a staff analyst for the Special Assistant to the U.S. Department of Labor, a Brookings Institution policy fellow at the U.S. Department of Labor, and a research fellow at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.