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Annelies Goger is an economic geographer focused on developing innovative policy solutions to address rising inequality and increase access to economic opportunity. Her recent work investigates the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and examines how to prevent further inequality by strengthening safety nets and community support infrastructure for displaced workers and small businesses. She is an expert in U.S. workforce development policy, global supply chains, and inclusive economic development.

Prior to joining Brookings, Annelies was a senior associate at Social Policy Research Associates, where she evaluated national workforce development and human services programs and supported workforce agencies with research and technical assistance. She was also a research associate at IMPAQ International and the Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (now the Duke Global Value Chains Center). Her doctoral research examined ethical manufacturing practices in Sri Lankan clothing supply chains, where she was a Fulbright scholar and a Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellow.

Annelies Goger is an economic geographer focused on developing innovative policy solutions to address rising inequality and increase access to economic opportunity. Her recent work investigates the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and examines how to prevent further inequality by strengthening safety nets and community support infrastructure for displaced workers and small businesses. She is an expert in U.S. workforce development policy, global supply chains, and inclusive economic development.

Prior to joining Brookings, Annelies was a senior associate at Social Policy Research Associates, where she evaluated national workforce development and human services programs and supported workforce agencies with research and technical assistance. She was also a research associate at IMPAQ International and the Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (now the Duke Global Value Chains Center). Her doctoral research examined ethical manufacturing practices in Sri Lankan clothing supply chains, where she was a Fulbright scholar and a Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellow.

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