Mark Price has been the Keystone Research Center's Labor Economist since 2004. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Utah. His dissertation, State Prevailing Wage Laws and Construction Labor Markets, was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the 2006 Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Awards Competition sponsored by the Labor and Employment Relations Association. His areas of research include income inequality, trends in employment and compensation, the construction industry, and low-wage labor markets. Mark’s work for Keystone has included reports profiling the state of women in the Pennsylvania workforce, and a nationally recognized report tracking the educational qualifications of the early childhood workforce in the United States. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Utah, Westminster College of Salt Lake City, and Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. He has also taught a course in labor market analysis at Penn State University. Mark blogs at http://thirdandstate.org.