January 9, 2007
WASHINGTON, JAN. 9, 2007-James Sherk has been named the Bradley fellow in labor policy at The Heritage Foundation, the prominent think tank announced today.
As the Bradley fellow, Sherk will continue his work on the minimum wage and other tax, labor and economic issues in Heritage's Center for Data Analysis.
Sherk's fellowship is supported by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee. The foundation is "devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles and values that sustain and nurture it. Its programs support limited, competent government; a dynamic marketplace for economic, intellectual, and cultural activity; and a vigorous defense at home and abroad of American ideas and institutions."
Sherk joined Heritage in 2006 after interning there in the summer of 2003.
He graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economic and mathematics. Sherk then pursued graduate studies at the University of Rochester in New York, where he also worked as a teaching assistant in econometrics. He received his master's degree in economics from Rochester in January.
The Heritage Foundation is the most broadly supported public policy research institute in the country, drawing financial support from the voluntary donations of more than 275,000 individuals, foundations and corporations. The 33-year-old institution has a staff of nearly 200.