The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.


Since 2008, we have conducted research related to Jobs, Skills, and Equity to better inform students, parents, teachers, and policymakers about the changing relationship between education and careers.

Job Projections and Education Requirements

We analyze the education requirements for jobs in different industries, occupations, and geographic areas.

Economic Value of Credentials and Competencies

We connect cognitive competencies with occupational demands and study the labor market value of two- and four-year degrees, certificates and certifications, and other credentials.

Non-economic Value of Higher Education

We study the effects of higher education on individual health, crime reduction, family stability, and higher rates of civic engagement.

Economic and Racial Justice

We study the intersections of education and employment by race, ethnicity, class, and gender to narrow the information gap for minorities and to inform policymakers about equity issues.

Education and Workforce Policy

Our research breaks down the policy silos among secondary and postsecondary education, and career pathways.

State and Local Analyses

We produce state-level research on the relationship between education and employment and provide state technical assistance.


Anthony P. Carnevale founded CEW and serves as Director of a team of economists, writers, communications strategists, and operations managers with backgrounds in higher education, labor economics, and social mobility. Our team’s mission is to develop useful research and tools that can inform both the public and policymakers on ways to better align education and training with labor market demand.