John Phelan

John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment and fellow of The Cobden Centre.

Recent blog posts by this author

Is the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Really Underpaid?

The U.S. women’s soccer team is currently playing in the World Cup in France, defending the title they won in 2015. They’ve had an incredible start, scoring 18 goals in the group stage – a record for the tournament – and beating Spain...

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

"Gender pay gap is worse than thought: Study shows women actually earn half the income of men,” NBC announced recently in reference to a report titled “Still a Man’s Labor Market” by the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy...

What CNN Gets Wrong in Its Coverage of Seattle's New Minimum Wage Law

Economic theory has a few things to say about what will happen to the quantity demanded of something if you raise its price. But activists—and a few economists—have argued that, for various reasons, when the quantity you’re talking about is the...