Jake Rosenfeld

Jake Rosenfeld’s research and teaching focus on the political and economic determinants of inequality in the United States and other advanced democracies. He is primarily interested in the determinants of wages and salaries, and how these vary across time and place. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and is currently an executive board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), an advisory group member of Harvard Law School’s “Rebalancing Economic and Political Power: A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law,” and a senior contributor to OnLabor.org. His latest book, You're Paid What You're Worth and Other Myths of the Modern Economy, was published by Harvard University Press in January 2021.

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