- PhD, City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
- MRP, City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- BA, Political Science & Women and Gender Studies, Amherst College
Sara Hinkley is a Policy Research Specialist at the Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) at UC Berkeley. She was formerly the Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.
Her work focuses on public finance, economic development, and the public sector workforce. She has written about the growing complexity of municipal finance, the relationship between public finance and widening inequality, the politics of local economic development, and the impact of the recessions on U.S. local budgets and services.
Sara is a longtime researcher and activist in the field of labor, workforce, and economic development policy in California and nationally. She has worked for the California Labor Federation, Justice for Janitors, and Good Jobs First and provided consulting services to United for Respect and Los Angeles County. At Berkeley, Sara has worked on research projects at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Center for Community Innovation.
- Courses Taught
CYPLAN 113A Economic Analysis for Planning
CYPLAN 290 Topics in City and Metropolitan Planning