A Community of Work and Employment Scholars

The MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research is home to a highly collaborative mix of thought leaders from MIT Sloan as well as from other departments across the Institute, including Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, and Urban Studies and Planning. Together, we build on and advance MIT’s tradition of intellectual leadership on work and employment topics. 

IWER Co-Directors

Emilio J. Castilla

Emilio J. Castilla

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

NTU Professor of Management

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Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies

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IWER Faculty

Anna Stansbury

Anna Stansbury

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Class of 1948 Career Development Assistant Professor

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Nathan Wilmers

Nathan Wilmers

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Sarofim Family Career Development Associate Professor

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Thomas Kochan

Thomas Kochan

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management; Professor Post Tenure

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Paul Osterman

Paul Osterman

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Nanyang Technological University Professor

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Susan Silbey

Susan Silbey

Anthropology Program

Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities

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Mary Rowe

Mary Rowe

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Adjunct Professor, Work and Organization Studies

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Robert B. McKersie

Robert B. McKersie

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Professor Emeritus of Management

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Affiliated Faculty and Researchers

Ben Armstrong

Ben Armstrong

MIT Industrial Performance Center

Research Scientist and Executive Director, MIT Work of the Future Initiative

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Nicholas A. Ashford

Nicholas A. Ashford

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Professor of Technology & Policy Director, Technology & Law Program

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David Autor

MIT Department of Economics

Ford Professor of Economics

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Lotte Bailyn

Lotte Bailyn

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita

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Jared R. Curhan

Jared R. Curhan

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Gordon Kaufman Professor of Management

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Barbara Dyer

Barbara Dyer

Research Affiliate

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Roberto Fernandez

Roberto Fernandez

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

William F. Pounds Professor in Management

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Robert Gibbons

Robert Gibbons

Economics

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management

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Amy Glasmeier

MIT Department of Urban Planning

Professor of Economic Geography and Regional Planning

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Simon Jäger

MIT Department of Economics

Silverman (1968) Family Career Development Chair Assistant Prof. of Economics

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Kate Kellogg

Kate Kellogg

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

David J. McGrath jr (1959) Professor of Management and Innovation

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Frank Levy

MIT Department of Urban Planning

Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Emeritus

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Wanda Orlikowski

Wanda Orlikowski

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management

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Michael J. Piore

MIT Department of Economics

David W. Skinner Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus

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Hazhir Rahmandad

Hazhir Rahmandad

Management Science

Schussel Family Professor of Management Science

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Ray Reagans

Ray Reagans

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management

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Ben Ross Schneider

MIT Department of Political Science

Ford International Professor of Political Science & Director, MIT Brazil program

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Kathleen Thelen

MIT Department of Political Science

Ford Professor of Political Science

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J. Phillip Thompson

MIT Department of Urban Planning

Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Planning

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Zeynep Ton

Zeynep Ton

Management Science

Professor of the Practice, Operations Management

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IWER PhD Students

Alex Kowalski

Alex Kowalski

B.A. Journalism; M.C.P. Community and Economic Development

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Claire McKenna

Claire McKenna

B.A. Sociology; M.P.A. Public Policy Analysis

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Arrow Minster

Arrow Minster

B.A. Economics; M.A. Economics

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Soohyun Roh

Soohyun Roh

B.A. Economics and Sociology; M.A. Sociology

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K. MacKenzie Scott

K. MacKenzie Scott

B.A. Economics and French; M.P.A.

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Di Tong

Di Tong

B.A. English Language and Literature; M.A. Computational Social Science

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IWER Staff

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Martha Mangelsdorf

Director of Strategic Communications

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Spotlight on IWER Alumni

Find out more about alumni of the IWER doctoral program and their work.

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Climate Change and Migrant Workers

Research by New York University (NYU) professor Natasha Iskander, who is an alumna of the MIT IWER PhD program, finds that there are companies targeting regions experiencing climate stress when recruiting migrant workers.

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IWER Alumni

Graduates of the IWER PhD program have gone on to take up faculty positions in universities all over the world.

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