I am a Professor of Sociology and Resident Fellow of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University-St. Louis. My research primarily focuses on labor market inequality and workplace dynamics in the U.S. and other advanced economies. I’ve published two books with Harvard University Press on major developments that have disrupted existing practices of pay determination. Journal articles have appeared in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, among others, and popular writing has featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Dissent, Business Insider, and other outlets. From 2019-2021 I served as an executive board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). My research has been cited in a number of non-academic outlets, including in the 2022 Economic Report of the President and on an episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In 2019 I testified before the Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on “Protecting Workers’ Rights to Organize: The Need for Labor Law Reform.”

I completed my Ph.D. in 2007 at Princeton University.


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Jake Rosenfeld
Professor of Sociology
Washington University-St. Louis
MSC 1112-228-04
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899


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