Kevin Corinth is a senior fellow and the deputy director of the Center for Opportunity and Social Mobility at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he researches economic opportunity, social mobility, poverty, safety-net programs, and homelessness, among other issues.
Before joining AEI, Dr. Corinth served as the staff director of the Joint Economic Committee in Congress and chief economist in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he previously served as chief economist for domestic policy and senior economist for poverty and social issues. He has also worked as executive director of the Comprehensive Income Dataset Project at the University Chicago and a research fellow at AEI. His research and policy work in these roles have focused on income and poverty measurement, policies to promote economic opportunity, tax policy, housing and homelessness, social capital, and strengthening evidence-based policymaking.
Dr. Corinth has been widely published in the popular press, including in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Washington Examiner, the Hill, and RealClearPolicy. In addition to book chapters, he has published numerous academic articles in scholarly journals and publications such as the Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Housing Economics, and Tax Notes.
Dr. Corinth has a PhD and an MA in economics from the University of Chicago. He holds a BA in economics and political science from Boston College.