Marcus Casey is a nonresident fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He is also an affiliated scholar with the Future of Middle Class Initiative at Brookings, formerly heading its Automation and the Middle Class theme. He was previously appointed as an inaugural David M. Rubenstein Fellow. Casey is currently an associate professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Casey’s research focus lies at the intersection of urban, labor, and public economics. His published research includes work studying neighborhood change dynamics, housing discrimination, education, inequality, and social mobility. His ongoing research focuses on neighborhood sorting and amenities, spatial inequality, education markets, and how technological change is affecting local labor and housing markets.
Prior to joining UIC, Casey held a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Duke University. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign and is a graduate of Howard University.