MIT Sloan Management Institute for Work & Employment Research

The interdisciplinary IWER doctoral program

Devoted to issues related to work, labor, and employment relations, as well as human resource management, labor market issues, and related public policies. Learn more.


IWER Seminar Series

Each Tuesday, IWER hosts one of the longest-running seminar series at MIT. It brings together faculty and students from across the Institute and the wider community to discuss research in progress on contemporary work and employment issues. Learn More.


IWER in Action

From its founding in 1937 as The Industrial Relations Section to the modern IWER, faculty and students have been active participants in the current work and employment issues of the day. Learn more.

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Work, the workforce, and the economy are interdependent and rapidly changing. But the institutions and policies governing work still map to the industrial economy of the past. At the Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER), faculty from MIT Sloan and other departments across the Institute are educating a new generation of researchers to reinvent the ways we work. The mission: address the needs and realities of 21st-century workers and the organizations that employ them.

IWER is a highly collaborative hub for the study of work and employment. The PhD program and weekly seminars attract researchers from around the world who want to learn about—and contribute to—the evolution of processes, policies, and procedures at the frontier of work.