Robert Lerman

About Robert

Robert Lerman is an Institute fellow in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute as well as professor of economics at American University and a research fellow at IZA in Bonn, Germany. A leading expert on apprenticeship, he recently established the American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship. His current research focus is on skills, employer training, apprenticeship programs in the United States and abroad as well as housing policies.

Robert's Recent Stories

Jun 13

Why not all American youth should go to college

Traveling to BMW's only American plant, where they've imported the German tradition of apprenticeships, Paul Solman speaks with long-time apprenticeship advocate and American University economist Bob Lerman about how pushing everyone onto the same path of a four-year college degree…

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