Catherine G. Massey is a labor economist in BRG’s Economics & Damages community.

She assists clients with equal pay and adverse impact claims, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigations, and wage and hour analyses. She has extensive experience in using quantitative data analysis to search for patterns in hiring, promotion, and compensation practices, as well as assisting in navigating complex labor laws and regulations.

Before becoming a consultant, Dr. Massey was an assistant research scientist in the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She conducted research on record linkage and data quality, as well as on intergenerational contributors to inequality.

Previously, Dr. Massey was an economist in the Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications at the US Census Bureau. She researched racial disparities in administrative records coverage and hard-to-count populations, as well as intergenerational social mobility.

Dr. Massey received her PhD in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a BMus in music performance and economics from Vanderbilt University. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, New York Magazine, CityLab, and Michigan Radio Stateside.

Employment History

Charles River Associates
Associate Principal, 2022-2023

Welch Consulting
Senior Economist, 2018-2022

University of Michigan
Assistant Research Scientist, 2016-2018

US Census Bureau
Senior Economist, 2013-2016

Areas of Expertise


University of Colorado, Boulder
PhD, Economics

Vanderbilt University
B.Mus., Music Performance and Economics