Bill Luker earned a Bachelor of Arts in literature and philosophy from New College of Florida, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Between completing his undergrad and graduate work, he directed a migrant farmworkers’ community service center on Long Island and worked as a field organizer for AFL-CIO unions of service and nursing home workers in Texas. Bill has more than 60 economics and social science publications to his credit, and a co-authorship (with his late father, William Luker) of an introductory statistics textbook, Signal from Noise, Information from Data.
Bill has attended poetry workshops with Sawnie Bravos in Taos, NM, and with the Editorial Staff at Tupelo Press in North Adams, MA. Kristina Marie Darling has consulted with him on a number of his poetic efforts. His first poetry publication is forthcoming in the Fall of 2022 in The Ignatius Literary Magazine at the University of San Francisco. As a senior economics researcher, writer, editor, and quantitative analyst with expertise in economic writing and word-smithing, Bill currently provides these services to private industry and non-profit groups.
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