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James Sherk  

Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics.

As Heritage's Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics, James Sherk researches ways to promote competition and mobility in the workforce instead of erecting barriers preventing workers from getting ahead. Sherk joined Heritage in 2006. His recent writings address why joblessness rose in the recession, the economic consequences of extending unemployment benefits and the wrongheadedness of legislation to do away with the secret ballot in union elections ("card check"). His commentary and analysis has appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, New York Post, Business Week and Roll Call. He has been a guest expert on such networks as CNN, CNBC and Fox News. Sherk completed graduate studies at the University of Rochester, where he received a master of arts in economics with a concentration in econometrics and labor economics. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich.

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