Elizabeth Crofoot is a Senior Economist at Lightcast. With 20 years of experience in assessing US and global labor market and compensation data, Elizabeth is an expert in researching businesses' responses to labor and talent shortages. She works closely with global enterprises to address these challenges by identifying rising skills and occupations in their markets, assessing labor costs, and developing skill-based hiring and training plans. Elizabeth has been a sought-after speaker and has appeared in various media outlets. She holds an MA in economics from American University and a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Washington.