Eileen Appelbaum

Dr. Eileen Appelbaum is Senior Economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research and Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester in the UK. Prior to this she was a Professor at Rutgers University and Director of the Center for Women and Work, Research Director at the Economic Policy Institute, and Professor of Economics at Temple University. Her research focuses on the implications of public policy, governance structures, and company practices for organizational effectiveness and employee outcomes. She has written extensively about work and family policy and about the implications of financialization for companies and workers. Her recent publications include Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy, coauthored with Ruth Milkman (2013); Good for Business?: Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law, coauthored with Ruth Milkman (2014);  “Implications of Financial Capitalism for Employment Relations Research: Evidence from Breach of Trust and Implicit Contracts in Private Equity Buyouts,” British Journal of Industrial Relations, with Rosemary Batt and Ian Clark, 2013; and Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street, coauthored with Rosemary Batt (2014). Dr. Appelbaum earned a PhD in economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She was President of the Labor and Employment Research Association in 2010 and is currently on the Board of the Industry Studies Association.

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