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Richard Freeman

AKA Richard B. Freeman

Born: 29-Jun-1943
Birthplace: Newburgh, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Labor economist

    University: BA, Dartmouth College (1964)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1969)
    Professor: Economics, California Institute of Technology
    Professor: Economics, University of Chicago
    Professor: Economics, Yale University
    Professor: Economics, Harvard University
    Professor: Economics, London School of Economics (visiting, 2006-10)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Initiative for Science and Technology (2007-)
    American Economic Association VP (1997)
    Brookings Institution Expert on Innovation and Infrastructure, Hamilton Project (2006-07)
    Center for Economic and Policy Research Advisory Board
    Center for American Progress Advisory Committee, Economic Program (2004-05)
    Committee for Economic Development Research Economist, Area Redevelopment Administration (past)
    Institute for the Study of Labour (Germany) Research Fellow (2006)
    National Bureau of Economic Research Program Director for Labor Studies
    London Stock Exchange Senior Research Fellow, Labour Markets, Centre for Economic Performance
    McCain 2000
    Russell Sage Foundation Future of Work Advisory Committee
    Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    Society of Labor Economists President (1997)
    TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow

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Author of books:
Beyond Flexibility: Roadmaps for Korean Labor Policy (2008, with Kyungsoo Choi and Sunwoong Kim)
Visible Hands: Labor Institutions in the Economy (2008, lectures)
The Labor Market Comes to China (2008)
America Works: The Exceptional Labor Market (2007)
Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization? (2003, with Kimberly Ann Elliott)
The New Inequality: Creating Solutions for Poor America (1999)
What Workers Want (1999, with Joel Rogers, updated 2006)
When Earnings Diverge: Causes, Consequences, and Cures for the New Inequality in the U.S. (1997)
Labor Markets in Action: Essays in Empirical Economics (1989)
What Do Unions Do? (1984, with James Medoff)
Labor Economics (1979)
The Overeducated American (1976)
The Black Elite: The New Market for Highly Educated Black Americans (1976)
Labor Market Analysis of Engineers and Technical Workers (1973, with Glen Cain and Lee Hansen)
The Market for College Trained Manpower (1971)

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