Will Wilkinson was vice president for research at the Niskanen Center, overseeing the Center’s research and publications. His policy work centers on domestic social and economic policy, with a particular focus on economic growth, social insurance, criminal justice reform, and issues around the measurement of freedom, equality, and happiness.
Previously, Wilkinson was a U.S. politics correspondent for The Economist. He was also a research fellow at the Cato Institute, where he wrote on an array of topics, including: Social Security reform, the policy implications of happiness research, and the political economy of inequality. Wilkinson was also a founding editor of Cato Unbound.
Wilkinson is a regular columnist at The New York Times, and his work has also been published in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Politico, Forbes, Boston Review, Bloomberg View, and Vox.