Professor Grinstein-Weiss is a national
and international expert in social and economic
mobility; asset development research and policy;
and international comparative social policy. Michal
Grinstein-Weiss is an associate Professor at Washington
University in St. Louis, George Warren Brown School
of Social Work. She is an Associate Director at
the Center for Social Development, the Founding
Director of the Assets-Building Research Group
at UNC, a non resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings
Institution, a Research Associate with the Federal
Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Fellow of the Society
for Social Work and Research, and she is a Faculty
fellow at the Center for Urban & Regional
Studies, and the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity
Professor Grinstein-Weisswas the
recipient of the 2011 Deborah K. Padgett Early
Career Achievement Award by the Society for Social
Work and Research.
Social and Economic Development
Dr. Grinstein-Weiss research interests
focus on public policies related to issues of
economic inequality and social development. Specifically,
she is interested in policies and programs that
promote the well-being of low-income families
and their communities. She received her Ph.D.
in social work from the George Warren Brown School
of Social Work at Washington University in St.
Louis. Michal earned her master's degree in economics
from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and
received both her master's and bachelor's degrees
in social work from the University of Haifa, Israel.
Before coming to Washington University in St.
Louis, Michal was an associate Professor at the
University of North Caroline.
Dr. Grinstein-Weiss on National Public Radio
State of Things" with Frank Stasio
"What's So Great About Being Middle Class?
"St. Louis on the Air" Restoring
Household Financial Stability Post Recession
"Market Place" Persuading us
to save not spend our tax refund
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