Research interests: Economic historian and labor economist. Women in the U.S. economy; female labor force; income inequality, technological change, and education; the gender gap in pay; college women's achievement of career and family; increase of women's employment in their mature and older years.
Research interests: Contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality; intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy; effects of legal contexts on the coming of age experiences of vulnerable and hard-to-reach immigrant youth populations.
Research interests: European politics, public policy-making, and comparative political economy. Evolution of varieties of capitalism in Europe, the roots of the Euro crisis, and the social basis for inequalities in health across nations.
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs
Research interests: International trade, foreign investment, immigration, development, government accountability, and private sector initiatives and standards for addressing social and environmental issues in global supply chains.
Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government Professor of African and African American Studies Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Program in Social Policy
Research interests: Intersection of American politics and political philosophy. Race, ethnicity, and immigration; educational and social welfare policies. Hochschild is currently conducting research on the politics and ideology of genomic science, immigrant political incorporation, and citizens’ use of factual information in political decision-making.
Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy
Research interests: Comparative political economy, electoral politics, and applied formal theory. Currently completing a book-length project with David Soskice on the political representation of economic interests in historical perspective.
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Emeritus
Research interests: Changes in family structure over the past generation, the costs and benefits of economic inequality, the extent to which economic advantages are inherited, and the effects of welfare reform.
Walter H. Gale Professor of Education Director of the Center for Education Policy Research
Research interests: Economist. Kane's work has spanned both K-12 and higher education, covering topics such as the design of school accountability systems, teacher recruitment and retention, financial aid for college, race-conscious college admissions and the earnings impacts of community colleges.
Research interests: Labor economics and the economics of social problems. History of U.S. economic inequality and the roles of technological change and the pace of educational advance in affecting the wage structure. Impacts of neighborhood poverty on low-income families.
Currently working with Claudia Goldin on a major project studying the evolution of career and family choices and outcomes for U.S. college men and women.
Research interests: Killewald's research takes a demographic approach to the study of social stratification. Work-family intersection; ways in which earnings and employment shape women's time in household labor; and the effect of marriage and parenthood on workers' wages.
Parental wealth on adult outcomes, including the role of parental wealth in explaining the Black-White wealth gap. Assortative mating by parental wealth.