Graduate research fellows

Malcolm Thomas

Graduate Research Fellow

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

Malcolm studies the economics of enacting justice for systemic violence (e.g. mass incarceration) and applications of intersectionality in understanding collective action problems that concern systemic issues (e.g. climate change). His work aims to inform the pursuit of equitable and sustainable economic progress. 

His subfields are labor economics, stratification economics, and decolonial theory.

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 and a master's in Economics from the University of Michigan.