Testimony to Policymakers

“Employment Policies and Programs to Improve Youth Outcomes During the Summer Months.” Memo solicited by the Committee on Summertime Experiences and Child and Adolescent Education, Health, and Safety at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), November 2018. [Read the Testimony]

“Middle Skill Workers and Today’s Labor Market.” The National Academies: Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Symposium on the Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs: Education, Training, and Certification Pathways, June 2015. [Read the Testimony]

“The Potential Economic Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts.” Presented to the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, June 2013. [Read the Testimony]

“The Middle Skills Solution Act.” Presented to the Workforce Development Committee, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, October 2011. [Read the Testimony]

“The Potential Economic Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage.” Presented at the New Hampshire House of Representatives Continuing Education Session “The Livable Wage”, January 2007. [Read the Testimony]


Modestino, A. 2019. “Is the Skills Gap Real? Changes in Employer Skill Requirements During the Great Recession.” EconoFact [Read the Article]

Modestino, A. 2019. “How Summer Jobs Programs Can Help Reduce Inequality Among Youth.” William T. Grant Foundation [Read the Article]

Modestino, A. and Nguyen, T. 2018. “On Helping Teens Get Their First Jobs.” National League of Cities, CitiesSpeak blog [Read the Article]

Modestino, A. 2018. “Why More Cities Should Offer Summer Jobs for Teens.” Harvard Business Review. [Read the Article]

Modestino, A. 2018. “Teens taking on new work roles but not everyone is included.” The Hill. [Read the Article]

Modestino, A. 2016. “Summer jobs programs: What do we know?” The Avenue, The Brookings Institution. [Read the Article]