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Will Wilkinson

  • Research Fellow
  • Cato Institute
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Will's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
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  • Thinking Clearly about Economic Inequality

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Professional experience

Research Fellow

Cato Institute

November 2004 - Present


Philosophy, ABD

University of Maryland

August 1998 - December 2004(6 years)

Philosophy, MA

Northern Illinois University

September 1996 - May 1998(2 years)

Studio Art and Humanities, BA

University of Northern Iowa

September 1991 - May 1995(4 years)


Will Wilkinson is a research fellow at the Cato Institute who works on a wide range of issues at the intersection of political philosophy, psychology, and economics. He has authored major studies on the moral dimensions of Social Security reform, the policy implications of happiness research, and economic inequality. He is also editor of Cato Unbound, the Institute's online forum of big ideas. Prior to joining Cato, Wilkinson was the academic coordinator of the Social Change Project and the Global Prosperity Initiative for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where his work concentrated on the mechanisms of social change and the role of institutions in economic development. He has also served as a program director for the Institute for Humane Studies. Wilkinson's writing has appeared in The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, Reason, Policy, Prospect, Slate, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications. He has been a regular contributor to the radio program Marketplace, appears frequently on Bloggingheads TV, and is an online columnist for The Week magazine.

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