(p. xvii) List of Contributors
(p. xvii) List of Contributors
Anders Björklund is Professor of Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. He is an empirically oriented labor economist with a strong focus on his own country, Sweden, but often in a comparative perspective. His research has focused on topics such as the consequences of unemployment and labor-market programs, income and earnings inequality, and intergenerational mobility.
Francine D. Blau is the Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Labor Economics at Cornell University. She is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of CESifo and IZA, and a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has served as President of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association), and as Vice President of the American Economic Association.
Andrea Brandolini is the Head of the Economic Structure and Labor Market Division at the Department for Structural Economic Analysis of the Bank of Italy.
Richard V. Burkhauser is the Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Policy Analysis, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University and a Research Professor of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin).
Gary Burtless holds the Whitehead Chair in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, USA. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977, he worked as an economist in the US government before coming to Brookings in 1981.
Daniele Checchi is currently Professor of Labor Economics at the University of Milan (Italy). He studies the role of institutions in the labor market. He also has an interest in the economics of education.
Kenneth A. Couch is Director of the Center for Population Research and an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Connecticut.
James Davies is a Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as Chair of his department from 1992 to 2001. Currently the Editor (p. xviii) of Canadian Public Policy, he has published and consulted widely on issues of both taxation and the distribution of income and wealth.
Gøsta Esping-Andersen is Professor of Sociology at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Francisco H. G. Ferreira is a Lead Economist with the World Bank's Research Department, and a co-editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and has taught at PUC-Rio de Janeiro.
Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. Her main research interest is the use of subjective well-being questions to understand individuals' preferences. She is an ICREA researcher at the IAE-CSIC (Barcelona).
Nancy Folbre is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her most recent book is Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2008).
Richard Freeman is Ascherman Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School, Director of Labor Studies, National Bureau of Economic Research, and senior researcher at Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. His most recent book is America Works (Russell Sage, 2007).
Andrew Glyn taught economics at Oxford University from 1969 until his death in 2007. He published widely on inequality, unemployment, and post-war capitalist economic development. His last book was Capitalism Unleashed (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Mary Gregory is attached to the Department of Economics, Oxford University, and is Fellow and Tutor at St Hilda's College. She is a founder member of the European Low-Wage Employment Research network (LoWER).
Markus Jäntti is Professor of Economics at Åbo Akademi University and Research Director at the Luxembourg Income Study. His research interests center on international comparisons of and methods for the study of income inequality, income mobility and poverty, and issues in applied labor economics.
Christopher Jencks is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His current research focuses on claims about the costs and benefits of letting economic inequality rise.
Stephen Jenkins is a professor at the University of Essex, and Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research. He is Chair of the Council of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, 2006–8. Stephen's current research mostly addresses methodological and substantive issues in analysis of income distribution trends and dynamics.
(p. xix) Martin Kahanec is a Senior Research Associate and the Deputy Program Director of the Migration Program Area at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn). His main research interests are labor and population economics, migration, and ethnicity.
Lawrence M. Kahn is a Professor of Labor Economics and Collective Bargaining at Cornell University. He is a Research Fellow of CESifo and IZA, Associate Editor of the Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Co-editor of Economic Inquiry, and a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists.
Julia Lane is Program Director, Science of Science and Innovation Policy at the National Science Foundation. She was previously Senior Vice President and Director of the Economics, Labor and Population Department at the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago. She, together with John Abowd and John Haltiwanger, founded the first large-scale linked employer–employee data set in the United States: the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics program at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Andrew Leigh is an Associate Professor in the Economics Program of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. His academic website is http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/∼aleigh/.
Claudio Lucifora is Professor of Economics at the Università Cattolica in Milan and IZA research fellow. He has published books on low pay employment, the economics of education, and the shadow economy, as well as articles in refereed journals on earnings mobility, wage determination, unemployment, and labor market institutions. He has been the treasurer and an elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labour Economics.
Stephen Machin is currently Professor of Economics at University College London, Research Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Economics of Education. He is one of the Editors of the Economic Journal. Previously he has been visiting Professor at Harvard University (1993/4) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001/2). He is an elected fellow of the British Academy (since 2006), is the incoming President of the European Association of Labour Economists (from 2008) and is an independent member of the Low Pay Commission (since 2007).
Ive Marx is a research fellow at the Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. The main focus of his research is poverty and minimum income protection, especially in relation to labor market change and migration.
Nolan McCarty is the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs and Associate Dean at the Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. His research interests include US politics, democratic political institutions, and political game theory. He has recently published Political Game Theory (Cambridge (p. xx) University Press, 2006, with Adam Meirowitz) and Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches (MIT Press, 2006, with Keith Poole and HowardRosenthal).
John Myles is Canada Research Chair and Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and Senior Visiting Research Scholar at Statistics Canada. He has written widely on topics related to the politics of the welfare state, classes in contemporary capitalism, income inequality, and child and old-age poverty.
Brian Nolan is Professor of Public Policy in the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin. He is an economist, with a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He has published widely on income inequality, poverty, public economics, social policy, and health economics.
Jonas Pontusson is Professor of Politics at Princeton University. His most recent book is Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe versus Liberal America (Cornell University Press, 2005). His current research focuses on the consequences of rising inequality for political participation, policy preference, and vote choice.
Martin Ravallion is the Director of the World Bank's Research Department. He sits on a number of editorial boards, and has published three books and some two hundred journal articles on poverty and income distribution in developing countries, and other topics.
John E. Roemer is Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy. He works currently on issues of democratic political competition, theories of distributive justice, and in particular, intergenerational justice in the presence of a fragile global biospheric commons.
Wiemer Salverda is Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) at the University of Amsterdam. He also coordinates the activities of the European Low-Wage Employment Research network (LoWER), which was established in 1996 with the support of the European Commission. He contributes expert advice to the OECD, EU, and ILO. His research focuses on the low-wage labor market and earnings inequality from an international comparative perspective, in particular the role of labor and product demand and the interaction with labor supply. His work also targets comparative employment performance, top incomes, ageing, and the evolution of youth labor.
Timothy M. Smeeding is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University where he is also the founding director of the Center for Policy Research. In fall 2008 he will take up the position of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs at (p. xxi) University of Wisconsin-Madison's Robert M. Lafollette School of Public Affairs, and Directorship of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the same institution. Smeeding is also the Founder and Director Emeritus of the Luxembourg Income Study Project, which he began in 1983. His research focuses on national and cross-national comparisons of income and wealth inequality, poverty, social policy and social mobility.
Philippe Van Kerm is a researcher at CEPS/INSTEAD (Luxembourg). His research interests are in applied micro-econometrics and labor and welfare economics with particular reference to the measurement of income mobility and income distribution dynamics.
Bernard Van Praag is Emeritus University Professor of the University of Amsterdam. Since 1971 he has written numerous articles on subjective well-being, poverty and inequality, labor, pensions, and econometric methodology. Van Praag and Ferrer-i-Carbonell are the authors of the monograph Happiness Quantified (Oxford University Press, 2004, 2008).
Jelle Visser is Professor of Sociology of Labour and Organisation at the University of Amsterdam, where he is Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies. He has written widely on trade unionism, labour relations, employment policy and comparative welfare state, and has been the chief editor of various Industrial Relations in Europe reports for the European Commission.
Sarah Voitchovsky is a researcher at the School of Applied Social Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland. Her interests include the causes and consequences of income and wealth inequality, household allocation of resources, and economic growth.
Klaus F. Zimmermann is a Professor of Economics at Bonn University, the Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn), the President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and Honorary Professor at the Free University Berlin and the Renmin University Peking. His current research interests cover labor and population economics, migration, and ethnicity. (p. xxii)