Headshot of McNair fellow Alisha Small

Alisha Small

Scholar for Economic Growth


Alisha Small is the McNair Center scholar for economic growth. She has more than 15 years of experience as an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics measuring labor costs and employment cost trends. Her work has focused on data collection and analysis for the Employment Cost Index, Employer Costs for Employee Compensation report, Employee Benefits Survey, and the Occupational Requirements Survey. Over her career, she has interfaced with hundreds of businesses across the United States.

Small is a graduate of Rice University with a double major in economics and Spanish language/linguistics. She holds a master’s degree in economics from Cleveland State University, and her research interests include urban revitalization and entrepreneurship.

Contact at alisha.small@rice.edu or 713-348-3477.