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June E. O'Neill

JuneONeill June E. O'Neill, professor of Economics at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, is an expert in the areas of economics pertaining to labor markets and health care policy. She is the Wollman Distinguished Chair in Economics and also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Business and Government at the Zicklin School of Business.

She is available to comment on the following topics:

  • Labor market discrimination, income differences and the gender gap
  • Health reform, including the Affordable Care Act
  • Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid reform and long term debt
  • Issues dealing with federal budget and national debt

Professor O’Neill serves as Advisory Board Member and is the former Director of the Congressional Budget Office. She is also an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Earlier, she held senior appointments at the Office of Policy and Research for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. 

Professor O’Neill has been frequently featured on Fox TV Business News, CNBC’s Squawk Box and Bloomberg TV. She has published several books analyzing issues dealing with America’s uninsured population, comparisons between health policies in the U.S. and Canada, child poverty, welfare reform, and Affirmative Action. She has been published in European Journal of Political Economy, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Berkeley Electronic Press, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Labor Economics, and the Journal of Labor Research. She has also written op ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Examiner. Her new book, “The Declining Importance of Race & Gender in the Labor Market” (co-authored with Dave O’Neill) will be published summer 2012.

Professor O’Neill graduated with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and earned a PhD in Economics from Columbia University.


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