About Us

Founded in 1991, the Employment Policies Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry-level employment.

Among other issues, EPI research has quantified the impact of new labor costs on job creation, explored the connection between entry-level employment and welfare reform, and analyzed the demographic distribution of mandated benefits. EPI sponsors nonpartisan research which is conducted by independent economists at major universities around the country.

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Michael Saltsman, Managing Director

Michael Saltsman serves as Managing Director for the Employment Policies Institute. Michael is a regular contributor to Forbes and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Post, and The Washington Post. He is a frequent guest on national television programs. Michael was recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants as a member of the class of 2018’s “Top 40 under 40.

Prior to the Employment Policies Institute, Michael was employed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He lives in Washington, DC with his family and has degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Samantha Summers, Communications Director

Samantha Summers serves as the Communications Director for the Employment Policies Institute. Samantha actively works with the media to get EPI’s research in top tier publications and news outlets. Prior to EPI, Samantha worked at the Cato Institute in their External Affairs department. She lives in Washington, DC and has a degree in Political Science from Chapman University.

Media Inquiries

Contact our media department at 202-463-7650. Or email Samantha at [email protected]

Contact Information

Employment Policies Institute
1090 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: 202-463-7650
Email: [email protected]