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Leicht’s expertise lies in economic development, globalization, and the American middle class. He speaks extensively to civic groups and public forums addressing community decline, recessions, and economic restructuring including the Kiwanis, Optimists, Americorps, and others. He was recently named co-investigator for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Center for the Study of International Competitiveness, a think tank conducting research on the economic future of the upper Midwest. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.
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Redirects current popular conversations about combating inequality away from a focus on factors such as race and gender and toward the gap between the poor and the wealthy, proposing that improving access to the mechanisms through which most people gain access to economic goods, services, and social respect - jobs and money - are the keys to achieving better parity.