Peter Mueser is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, where he has taught since 1985. His research focuses on poverty, welfare, job training programs and migration. His work is published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Regional Science, The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Urban Economics, Demography, The Journal of Labor Economics and other social science journals. His book, Welfare and Work: Experiences in Six Cities, coauthored with Christopher King (Upjohn Institute, 2005), examines the employment experiences of welfare recipients during the period of welfare reform.

He has held positions at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1983.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2005.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 6758
revision published in: Journal of Political Economy, 2016, 124 (3), 621-649
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4569
published as "Do Public Employment and Training Programs Work?" in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2013, 2:6
IZA Discussion Paper No. 584
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2005, 87 (1), 154-173