Adewale A. Maye is a policy and research analyst with the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy. He studies the root causes of racial economic inequality in order to advance inclusive and restorative policy solutions that build equity. His research interests are centered at the intersection of labor economics, the political economy, and inequality.
Prior to joining EPI, Adewale was a policy analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), where he focused on expanding workers’ rights on issues including paid leave, paid sick days, and fair scheduling, as well as advocating for broader economic justice initiatives that impact marginalized communities, such as student loan debt cancellation and labor standards enforcement.
B.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
By Area of Research:
The labor market recovery and pandemic relief measures lifted Black and Brown workers and families in 2021
President Biden’s first 18 months: Assessing the Biden administration’s record for workers
The growing housing supply shortage has created a housing affordability crisis
Following Dr. Lisa Cook’s historic confirmation to the Federal Reserve Board, we must acknowledge the importance of Black economists for public policy and the economy
The Freedom to Vote Act would boost voter participation and fulfill the goals of the March on Selma
EPI comments on DOL proposal to rescind OFCCP’s religious exemption rule