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Malcolm Thomas

Admitted: Fall 2021

Malcolm is a student in the joint Public Policy and Economics PhD program.


He studies the economics of the construction and maintenance of caste systems such as race and applications of intersectionality in understanding collective action problems that concern systemic issues. His work aims to inform the pursuit of equitable and sustainable economic progress. 


His subfields are labor economics, stratification economics, and resistant knowledge traditions.


Prior to embarking on his PhD journey, Malcolm was a Senior Research Assistant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Economics from Howard University.