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Kevin Rinz is a labor economist in the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2021–2022, he served as a senior economist for labor with President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers, and from 2022–2023 he was a visiting scholar with the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He previously served as a staff economist for labor with President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Updates

2023-10-02: Launched Income Distributions and Dynamics in America, a data resource on income inequality and mobility, with partners at the Minneapolis Fed’s Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute

2023-09-11: Launched Briefing Book, a newsletter about economic policy

2023-07-17: Posted an updated working paper, “Who Values Human Capitalists’ Human Capital? Healthcare Spending and Physician Earnings” - download ungated version, NBER version, BFI research brief

2023-02-02: Posted a new paper, “Re-examining Regional Income Convergence: A Distributional Approach” - download full paper, non-technical summary, state income distribution data, data readme

2020-07-21: Posted a new paper, “Who Values Human Capitalists’ Human Capital? Healthcare Spending and Physician Earnings” - download full paper, non-technical summary, physician earnings data

2020-04-08: Posted a Q&A on understanding labor market data during the COVID-19 pandemic

2019-09-09: New working paper and summary posted

2018-09-25: New working paper posted

2018-05-28: New site created on GitHub