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Lane Kenworthy

Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought
University of California San Diego

Email: lane.kenworthy@gmail.com
Tel: 858.860.6124
Postal address: University of California San Diego, Department of Sociology, 401 Social Science Building, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92093

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BOOKS

The Good Society

Lane Kenworthy

Online at thegoodsociety.net

How Big Should Our Government Be?

Jon Bakija, Lane Kenworthy, Peter Lindert, and Jeff Madrick

University of California Press, 2016

Contents and summary chapter

Economic Policy Institute event video podcast

Blurbs by Robert Solow, William Gale, and Dean Baker (click on “Reviews”)

Social Democratic America

Lane Kenworthy

Oxford University Press, 2014

Contents and introductory chapter

Reviews and commentary: Alexander, The Forum | Bruenig, Demos | Cooper, The Week | Dionne, Washington Post | DiSalvo, Boston Review | Levin, First Things | Kurtz, Logos | Maisano, Jacobin | Pethokoukis, AEI | Phillips-Fein, BookForum | Pressman, Dollars & Sense | Rogers, Contemporary Sociology | Teixeira, ThinkProgress | Teixeira, Mother Jones | Tomasky, New York Review of Books | Yeselson, Dissent | Yglesias, Slate

Interviews: Wonkblog, Washington Post | Central Time, Wisconsin Public Radio | MPR News, Minnesota Public Radio | Alan Colmes Show, Fox News Radio

Progress for the Poor

Lane Kenworthy

Oxford University Press, 2011

Contents and introductory chapter

Data

Jobs with Equality

Lane Kenworthy

Oxford University Press, 2008

Contents and introductory chapter

Data

Egalitarian Capitalism

Lane Kenworthy

Russell Sage Foundation, 2004

Contents and introductory chapter

Data

In Search of National Economic Success

Lane Kenworthy

Sage, 1995

Contents and introductory chapter

EDITED VOLUMES

ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, REPORTS

  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2018 (forthcoming). “America’s Great Decoupling.” In Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries: Learning from Country Experiences, edited by Brian Nolan. Oxford University Press.
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2018 (forthcoming). “Social Programs in the United States and Western Europe: An Introduction.” In Choices and Change in European and American Welfare State Reform, edited by Joseph Cordes and Christian Toft. Oxford University Press.
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Ive Marx. 2018 (forthcoming). “In-Work Poverty in the United States.” In Handbook on In-Work Poverty, edited by Henning Lohmann and Ive Marx. Edward Elgar. Also available as IZA Discussion Paper 10638, Institute of Labor Economics, 2017. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2017 (forthcoming). “Do Employment-Conditional Earnings Subsidies Work?” In Improving Poverty Reduction in Europe, edited by Bea Cantillon, Tim Goedemé, and John Hills. Oxford University Press. The full version is available as ImPRovE Working Paper 15-10, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp, 2015. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2017. “Enabling Social Policy.” Pp. 89-96 in The Uses of Social Investment, edited by Anton Hemerijck. Oxford University Press. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2017. “Why the Surge in Income Inequality?” Contemporary Sociology 46: 1-9. ARTICLE
  • Thewissen, Stefan, Lane Kenworthy, Brian Nolan, Max Roser, and Timothy Smeeding. 2015. “Rising Inequality and Living Standards in OECD Countries: How Does the Middle Fare?” Working Paper 656. Luxembourg Income Study PAPER.
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2014. “America’s Social Democratic Future.” Foreign Affairs, January-February: 86-100. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Timothy Smeeding. 2014. “The United States: High and Rapidly-Rising Inequality.” Pp. 695-717 in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries, edited by Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, Istvan Gyorgy Toth, and Herman van de Werfhorst. Oxford University Press. Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries, 2014. CHAPTER
  • Smith, Julia Grace and Lane Kenworthy. 2014. “Poverty in Tucson: What Do We Know? How Can We Do Better?” Prepared for the Mayor’s Commission on Poverty, City of Tucson. REPORT
  • Bentele, Keith and Lane Kenworthy. 2013. “Globalization and Earnings Inequality.” Pp. 343-358 in The Economics of Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination in the 21st Century, edited by Robert S. Rycroft. Praeger.
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2013. “Has Rising Inequality Reduced Middle-Class Income Growth?” Pp. 101-114 in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries, edited by Janet C. Gornick and Markus Jäntti. Stanford University Press. CHAPTER | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2013. “Lifting Living Standards in an Open Economy: The Danger of Front-Loading Income Inequality.” Pp. 157-169 in Progressive Politics after the Crash, edited by Olaf Cramme, Patrick Diamond, Roger Liddle, and Michael McTernan. A Policy Network book. I.B. Tauris. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2013. “Rising Incomes and Modest Inequality: The High-Employment Route.” Pp. 31-43 in The Squeezed Middle: The Pressure on Ordinary Workers in America and Britain, edited by Sophia Parker. The Policy Press. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2013. “What’s Wrong with Predistribution?” Juncture 20: 111-117. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Timothy Smeeding. 2013. “Growing Inequalities and Their Impacts in the United States.” GINI Project. REPORT
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2012. “America’s Struggling Lower Half.” Roosevelt Institute. BRIEF
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2012. “It’s Hard to Make It in America: How the United States Stopped Being the Land of Opportunity.” Foreign Affairs, November-December: 97-109. ARTICLE | SOURCES AND REFERENCE LIST
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2012. “Two and a Half Cheers for Education.” Pp. 111-123 in After the Third Way: The Future of Social Democracy in Europe, edited by Olaf Cramme and Patrick Diamond. A Policy Network book. I.B. Tauris. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2011. “When Does Economic Growth Benefit People on Low to Middle Incomes — and Why?” Commission on Living Standards, Resolution Foundation. REPORT
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Lindsay A. Owens. 2011. “The Surprisingly Weak Effect of Recessions on Public Opinion.” Pp. 196-219 in The Great Recession, edited by David B. Grusky, Bruce Western, and Christopher Wimer. Russell Sage Foundation. CHAPTER | WEB APPENDIX
  • Gelman, Andrew, Lane Kenworthy, and Yu-Sung Su. 2010. “Income Inequality and Partisan Voting in the United States.” Social Science Quarterly 91: 1203-1219. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2010. “Business Political Capacity and the Top-Heavy Rise in Income Inequality: How Large an Impact?” Politics and Society 38: 255-265. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2010. “How Much Do Presidents Influence Income Inequality?” Challenge 53(2): 90-112. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2010. “Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality.” Pp. 399-420 in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, edited by Glenn Morgan, John L. Campbell, Colin Crouch, Ove Kaj Pedersen, and Richard Whitley, Oxford University Press. CHAPTER | WEB APPENDIX | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2010. “Labor Market Activation.” Pp. 435-447 in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, edited by Francis G. Castles, Stephan Leibfried, Jane Lewis, Herbert Obinger, and Christopher Pierson. Oxford University Press. CHAPTER | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2010. “Rising Inequality, Public Policy, and America’s Poor.” Challenge 53(6): 93-109. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2009. “The Effect of Public Opinion on Social Policy Generosity.” Socio-Economic Review 7: 727-740. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2009. “The High-Employment Route to Low Inequality.” Challenge 52(5): 77-99. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2009. “Who Should Care for Under-Threes?” Pp. 193-207 in Janet Gornick, Marcia Meyers, et al., Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor. Verso. CHAPTER | DATA
  • McCall, Leslie and Lane Kenworthy. 2009. “Americans’ Social Policy Preferences in the Era of Rising Inequality.” Perspectives on Politics 7: 459-484. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Epstein, Jessica, Daniel Duerr, Lane Kenworthy, and Charles Ragin. 2008. “Comparative Employment Performance: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis.” Pp. 67-90 in Method and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis, edited by Lane Kenworthy and Alexander Hicks. Palgrave Macmillan. CHAPTER | DATA
  • Gangl, Markus, Joakim Palme, and Lane Kenworthy. 2008. “Is High Inequality Offset by Mobility?” Unpublished. PAPER
  • Hicks, Alexander and Lane Kenworthy. 2008. “Family Policies and Women’s Employment: A Regression Analysis.” Pp. 196-220 in Method and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis, edited by Lane Kenworthy and Alexander Hicks. Palgrave Macmillan. CHAPTER | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Alexander Hicks. 2008. “Introduction.” Pp. 1-28 in Method and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis, edited by Lane Kenworthy and Alexander Hicks. Palgrave Macmillan. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Leslie McCall. 2008. “Inequality, Public Opinion, and Redistribution.” Socio-Economic Review 6: 35-68. Winner of the 2008 Socio-Economic Review Annual Prize for Best Article. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2007. “Inequality and Sociology.” American Behavioral Scientist 50: 584-602. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2007. “Measuring Poverty and Material Deprivation.” Statistics Canada. REPORT
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2007. “Toward Improved Use of Regression in Macro-Comparative Analysis.” Comparative Social Research 24: 343-350. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane, Sondra Barringer, Daniel Duerr, and Garrett Andrew Schneider. 2007. “The Democrats and Working-Class Whites.” Unpublished. PAPER
  • Kenworthy, Lane, Jessica Epstein, and Daniel Duerr. 2007. “Rising Tides, Redistribution, and the Material Well-Being of the Poor.” Working Paper. Russell Sage Foundation. REPORT
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2006. “Germany’s Employment Problem in Comparative Perspective.” Pp. 37-59 in Transformationen des Kapitalismus: Festschrift für Wolfgang Streeck zum sechzigsten Geburstag, edited by Jens Beckert, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Anke Hassel, and Philip Manow. Campus. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2006. “Institutional Coherence and Macroeconomic Performance.” Socio-Economic Review 4: 69-91. Reprinted in Debating Varieties of Capitalism, edited by Bob Hancké, Oxford University Press, 2009. ARTICLE | SUPPLEMENTARY CHARTS | DATA
  • Iceland, John, Lane Kenworthy, and Melissa Scopilliti. 2005. “Macroeconomic Performance and Poverty in the 1980s and 1990s: A State-Level Analysis.” Discussion Paper 1299-05. Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison. PAPER
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Jonas Pontusson. 2005. “Rising Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution in Affluent Countries.” Perspectives on Politics 3: 449-471. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Streeck, Wolfgang and Lane Kenworthy. 2005. “Theories and Practices of Neo-Corporatism.” Pp. 441-460 in The Handbook of Political Sociology, edited by Thomas Janoski, Robert Alford, Alexander Hicks, and Mildred A. Schwartz. Cambridge University Press. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2004. “Jobs and Equality in Germany: Which Way Forward?” Economic Policy Unit, German Ministry of Economics. MEMO
  • Hicks, Alexander and Lane Kenworthy. 2003. “Varieties of Welfare Capitalism.” Socio-Economic Review 1: 27-61. Winner of the Luxembourg Income Study 2003 Aldi J.M. Hagenaars Memorial Award. And selected by Oxford University Press to be on its “Centenary List” of the 100 best articles published in its journals. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2003. “Do Affluent Countries Face an Incomes–Jobs Tradeoff?” Comparative Political Studies 36: 1180-1209. Reprinted in Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, edited by Stephan Liebfried and Steffen Mau, Edward Elgar, 2008. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2003. “Quantitative Indicators of Corporatism.” International Journal of Sociology 33(3): 10-44. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2002. “Corporatism and Unemployment in the 1980s and 1990s.” American Sociological Review 67: 367-388. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Bernhard Kittel. 2002. “Indicators of Social Dialogue: Concepts and Measurement.” International Labour Organization. REPORT
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2001. “Social Capital, Cooperation, and Economic Performance.” Pp. 125-135 in Beyond Tocqueville: Civil Society and the Social Capital Debate in Comparative Perspective, edited by Bob Edwards, Michael W. Foley, and Mario Diani. University Press of New England. CHAPTER
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 2001. “Wage-Setting Measures: A Survey and Assessment.” World Politics 54: 57-98. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1999. “Do Social-Welfare Policies Reduce Poverty? A Cross-National Assessment.” Social Forces 77: 1119-1139. Reprinted in Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, edited by Stephan Liebfried and Steffen Mau, Edward Elgar, 2008. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1999. “Economic Integration and Convergence: A Look at the US States.” Social Science Quarterly 80: 858-869. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Melissa Malami. 1999. “Gender Inequality in Political Representation: A Worldwide Comparative Analysis.” Social Forces 78: 235-269. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Hicks, Alexander and Lane Kenworthy. 1998. “Cooperation and Political Economic Performance in Affluent Democratic Capitalism.” American Journal of Sociology 103: 1631-1672. ARTICLE | DATA
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1997. “Civic Engagement, Social Capital, and Economic Cooperation.” American Behavioral Scientist 40: 645-656. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1997. “Globalization and Economic Convergence.” Competition and Change 2: 1-64. Reprinted in Competing Capitalisms: Institutions and Economies, volume 2, edited by Richard Whitley, Edward Elgar, 2002, pp. 190-253. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1996. “Balancing Competition and Cooperation.” Challenge 39(4): 51-58. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1996. “Unions, Wages, and the Common Interest.” Comparative Political Studies 28: 491-524. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane, Stewart Macaulay, and Joel Rogers. 1996. “‘The More Things Change …’: Business Litigation and Governance in the American Automobile Industry.” Law and Social Inquiry 21: 631-678. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1995. “Equality and Efficiency: The Illusory Tradeoff.” European Journal of Political Research 27: 225-254. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane and Shaila Lakhani. 1993. “The World of Campaign Finance.” Center for a New Democracy/Center for Responsive Politics. REPORT
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1990. “Are Industrial Policy and Corporatism Compatible?” Journal of Public Policy 10: 233-265. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1990. “Labor Organization, Wage Restraint, and Economic Performance.” Review of Radical Political Economics 22(4): 111-134. ARTICLE
  • Kenworthy, Lane. 1990. “What Kind of Economic System?” Socialist Review 20(2): 102-124. ARTICLE

SHORT PIECES

  • Review of The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics, by Jefferson Cowie. Perspectives on Politics, forthcoming.
  • “Is big government bad for freedom, civil society, and happiness.” Evonomics, 2017.05.24. ARTICLE
  • “The real American jobs crisis.” Foreign Affairs, 2017.03.16. ARTICLE
  • “The trouble with male unemployment.” Foreign Affairs, 2017.03.14. ARTICLE
  • “Income inequality probably has had little or no effect on subjective well-being.” Social Science Research 62: 36-38, 2017. COMMENT
  • “Obama, living standards, and the future.” Juncture, Winter 2016. ESSAY
  • “Social-democratic vs. market-friendly progressivism.” Consider the Evidence, 2016.05.26. POST
  • “How to do policy-oriented social science.” Trajectories: Newsletter of the American Sociological Association Organized Section on Comparative Historical Sociology, Spring 2016. ARTICLE
  • “Would Bernie Sanders’ policies give a huge boost to economic growth?” Consider the Evidence, 2016.02.20. POST
  • “America is headed toward social democracy, not socialism.” Oxford University Press Online Elections Hub. December 2015. POST
  • “Is economic insecurity to blame for the increase in deaths among middle-aged whites?” Consider the Evidence, 2015.11.05. POST
  • “Reducing income inequality doesn’t hurt the economy.” San Diego Union-Tribune, 2015.02.08. OP-ED
  • “What is the most important step progressives and Democrats can take to regain support among white working-class Americans?” The Democratic Strategist roundtable on Progressives and the White Working Class, 2014. ESSAY
  • “Why America should have universal early education for young children.” Forum on Support for America’s Working Women. Scholars Strategy Network, 2014. ESSAY
  • Review of Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America, by Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens. American Journal of Sociology, March 2014. REVIEW
  • “Embracing low-end service jobs.” Pp. 93-95 in Making Progressive Politics Work. Policy Network, 2014. ARTICLE
  • “Predistribution is no silver bullet for wage stagnation.” New Statesman, 2013.10.21. OP-ED
  • “Europe’s high-employment strategy for reducing poverty.” Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section on European Politics and Society, Fall 2013. ARTICLE
  • “The mystery of economic growth.” Consider the Evidence, 2013.08.20. POST
  • “America’s future early education system.” Consider the Evidence, 2013.05.19. POST
  • “How to achieve shared prosperity even if wages aren’t rising.” Pp. 67-74 in Progressive Governance: The Politics of Growth, Stability, and Reform. Global Progress and Policy Network, 2013. ESSAY
  • “Beyond the ‘fiscal cliff,’ America’s kids need more not less government spending.” Christian Science Monitor, 2012.12.11. OP-ED
  • “Political attitudes, public opinion, and the great recession.” With Lindsay A. Owens. Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, October 2012. ISSUE BRIEF
  • “Will everyone be worse off if the United States turns social democratic?” Review of “Can’t We All Be More Like Scandinavians?” by Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, and Thierry Verdier. Consider the Evidence, 2012.09.29. POST
  • “We’re all dependent on government, and it has long been thus.” Review of A Nation of Takers, by Nicholas Eberstadt. Consider the Evidence, 2012.09.02. POST
  • “Mitt Romney’s peculiar approach to tax fairness.” Consider the Evidence, 2012.08.18. POST
  • “Five myths about the middle class.” Washington Post, 2012.08.03. OP-ED
  • “Wage stagnation isn’t due to a compositional shift.” Consider the Evidence, 2012.07.31. POST
  • “How to make sure a growing US economy helps the poor.” Policy Brief. Scholars Strategy Network, July 2012. POLICY BRIEF
  • “Is rising obesity a product of income inequality and economic insecurity?” Consider the Evidence, 2012.06.10. POST
  • “Why the surge in obesity?” Consider the Evidence, 2012.05.31. Reprinted by Reuters The Great Debate, 2012.06.22. POST
  • “Is decoupling real?” Consider the Evidence, 2012.03.11. POST
  • “Should income growth over the life course lessen concern about the great decoupling?” Consider the Evidence, 2012.03.01. POST
  • “Inequality, mobility, opportunity.” Consider the Evidence, 2012.01.31. POST
  • “Winner-take-all financial incentives, Steve Jobs, and the living standards of ordinary Americans.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.12.03. POST
  • “How rich countries lift up the poor.” Pathways. Fall 2011. ARTICLE
  • “Step away from the pool.” Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Fall 2011. ARTICLE
  • “Were the Bush tax cuts worse for progressivity or for revenues?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.11.02. POST
  • “To boost incomes, Uncle Sam should lend a hand.” Christian Science Monitor, 2011.10.04. OP-ED
  • “The late American jobs machine.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.09.13. POST
  • “How should we measure the poverty rate?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.08.14. POST
  • “Is there a viable progressive politics that doesn’t hinge on a strong labor movement?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.07.20. POST
  • “America’s inefficient health-care system: another look.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.07.10. POST
  • “Are Barcelona the best soccer team ever?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.07.03. POST
  • “Low-wage jobs and no wage growth: Is there a way out?” New America Foundation Economic Growth Program, June 2011. POST
  • “Relative poverty rates can mislead.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.06.19. POST
  • “Reducing relative poverty.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.06.05. POST
  • “Is heavy taxation bad for the economy?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.05.22. POST
  • “Taxes and work.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.05.09. POST
  • “To spend is to owe?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.04.18. POST
  • “Are progressive income taxes fair?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.04.02. POST
  • “Inequality and mobility at the top.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.03.08. POST
  • “Can we get to below-4% unemployment? Do we need to?” Boston Review, January-February 2011. COMMENT
  • “The great decoupling.” Review of The Great Stagnation, by Tyler Cowen. Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.31. REVIEW
  • “The safety net in the short run and the long run.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.28. POST
  • “Is America finished with major expansions of the safety net?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.24. Post
  • “Is winner-take-all bad or good for the middle class? Evidence from baseball.” Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.11. POST
  • “The science of basketball.” Review of The Book of Basketball, by Bill Simmons. Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.07. REVIEW
  • “Why do some rich economies grow faster than others?” Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.04. Post
  • “Has rising inequality been bad for the poor?” Consider the Evidence, 2010.12.14. POST
  • “An agenda for American political economy.” The Monkey Cage, 2010.12.09. POST
  • “The tax deal.” Consider the Evidence, 2010.12.07. POST
  • “Why don’t low-income whites love the Democrats?” The Monkey Cage, 2010.12.06. POST
  • “Poverty and immigration in the US and abroad.” Consider the Evidence, 2010.11.29. POST
  • “When is economic growth good for the poor?” Consider the Evidence, 2010.11.17. POST
  • Review of The Politics of Income Inequality in the United States, by Nathan J. Kelly, and Class War? What Americans Really Think about Economic Inequality, by Benjamin I. Page and Lawrence R. Jacobs. Perspectives on Politics, September 2010. REVIEW
  • “Political traps for Keynesians.” Consider the Evidence, 2010.08.16. POST
  • “Caring for our kids.” Boston Review, July-August 2010. COMMENT
  • “The best inequality graph, updated.” Consider the Evidence, 2010.07.20. POST
  • “Social spending and poverty.” Consider the Evidence, 2010.06.07. POST
  • “Inequality as a social cancer.” Review of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Consider the Evidence, 2010.01.18. REVIEW
  • “Should progressives oppose the health-care reform bill?” Consider the Evidence, 2010.01.06. POST
  • “Why does England lose?” Review of Soccernomics, by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski. Consider the Evidence, 2009.12.27. POST
  • Review of Income Inequality in Capitalist Democracies: The Interplay of Values and Institutions, by Vicki L. Birchfield. Contemporary Sociology, November 2009. REVIEW | CHART
  • “The conscience of a modern conservative.” Review of The New American Economy, by Bruce Bartlett. Consider the Evidence, 2009.11.12. REVIEW
  • “Flourishing in a sea of information.” Review of Create Your Own Economy, by Tyler Cowen. Consider the Evidence, 2009.11.05. REVIEW
  • “Why oppose an increase in redistribution?” Cato Unbound, 2009.10.30. POST
  • “Real and perceived inequality.” Cato Unbound, 2009.10.29. POST
  • “How much should we redistribute? And how?” Cato Unbound, 2009.10.23. POST
  • “Is redistribution the wrong cure?” Cato Unbound, 2009.10.21. POST
  • “Is consumption the grail for inequality skeptics?” Cato Unbound, 2009.10.14. POST
  • “Tax myths.” Contexts, Summer 2009. Reprinted in The Contexts Reader, 2nd edition, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, W.W. Norton, 2012. ARTICLE | PODCAST
  • “How does the US labor market compare now?” Consider the Evidence, 2009.05.26. POST
  • “Do schools make inequality worse?” Consider the Evidence, 2009.05.21. Post
  • Review of The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, by Matt Miller. Consider the Evidence, 2009.05.04. REVIEW
  • “How to pay for inequality reduction: follow-up.” Consider the Evidence, 2009.04.20. POST
  • “Reducing inequality: how to pay for it.” Crooked Timber, 2009.04.18. POST
  • “Reducing inequality: what to do about the top 1%.” Crooked Timber, 2009.04.17. POST
  • “Reducing inequality: expand and improve public services.” Crooked Timber, 2009.04.16. POST
  • “Reducing inequality: boosting incomes in the bottom half.” Crooked Timber, 2009.04.16. POST
  • “Reducing inequality: put the brakes on globalization?” Crooked Timber, 2009.04.15. POST
  • “Reducing inequality: education to the rescue?” Crooked Timber, 2009.04.14. POST
  • “Reducing inequality: are unions the answer?” Crooked Timber, 2009.04.14. POST
  • “Reducing inequality: what’s the problem?” Crooked Timber, 2009.04.13. POST
  • “Are interest groups the source of our economic woes?” Consider the Evidence, 2009.02.02. POST
  • “Why the conversion to Keynes?” Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.18. POST
  • “A Keynesian free lunch?” Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.14. POST
  • “Outliers, opportunity, and luck.” Review of Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.11. REVIEW
  • “How progressive are our taxes? Follow-up.” Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.08. POST
  • “How progressive are our taxes?” Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.05. POST
  • “Luck vs. effort?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.12.21. POST
  • “Presidents and income inequality.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.12.09. POST
  • “A new era of Democratic dominance?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.11.16. POST
  • “More on elections and fundamentals.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.11.11. POST
  • “Elections, campaigns, and fundamentals.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.11.03. POST
  • “Get elected. Do something good. Repeat.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.10.22. POST
  • “Obama’s antipoverty agenda.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.09.24. POST
  • “Vote Republican if you want equal pay?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.09.13. POST
  • “Slow income growth for middle America.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.09.03. POST
  • “Rising inequality hinders upward mobility.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.27. POST
  • “Is the US a high-inequality country if mobility is taken into account?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.20. POST
  • “Rising inequality has not been offset by mobility.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.13. POST
  • “Can mobility offset an increase in inequality?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.06. POST
  • “Types of mobility.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.04. POST
  • “Making ends meet on $300,000 a year.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.06.24. POST
  • “Nixonland: one, two, or many Americas?” Review of Nixonland, by Rick Perlstein. Consider the Evidence, 2008.06.17. REVIEW
  • “Measuring living standards: the family road trip.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.06.06. POST
  • “Sweden: image and reality.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.05.26. POST
  • “Inequality and prices.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.05.20. POST
  • “Has Ireland’s rising tide benefited its poor?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.05.18. POST
  • “Top incomes in the US and abroad.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.05.11. POST
  • “The cost of rising inequality.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.27. POST
  • “Tax progressivity and the rise in inequality.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.20. POST
  • “Do people care about inequality?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.13. POST
  • “Why embrace economic change?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.06. POST
  • “Stigma’s declining half-life?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.03.30. POST
  • “Bar tabs and tax cuts.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.03.23. POST
  • “The best inequality graph.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.03.09. POST
  • “Embrace economic change.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.03.02. POST
  • “Promoting mobility.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.24. POST
  • “Absolute poverty.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.20. POST
  • “Is poverty highest in the US?” Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.19. POST
  • “The left, the right, and income growth.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.17. POST
  • “Income inequality, spending inequality, wealth inequality.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.11. POST
  • “Taxes and inequality: lessons from abroad.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.10. POST
  • “Bread, peace, and the 2008 election.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.03. POST
  • Review of Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences, edited by James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer. Journal of Politics, January 2008. REVIEW
  • “The new Laffer curve logic.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.27. POST
  • “Size of the pie, distribution of the pie.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.22. POST
  • “Taxes at the top.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.14. POST
  • “The shrinking gender pay gap.” Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.02. POST
  • “How the Democrats lost their class.” Consider the Evidence, 2007.12.17. POST
  • “Households running out of wiggle room.” Consider the Evidence, 2007.12.07. POST
  • “Does more equality mean less economic growth?” Consider the Evidence, 2007.12.03. POST
  • Review of Demanding Work: The Paradox of Job Quality in the Affluent Economy, by Francis Green. Contemporary Sociology, September 2007. REVIEW
  • “Is equality feasible?” Contexts, Summer 2007. Reprinted in The Contexts Reader, 2nd edition, edited by Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen, W.W. Norton, 2012. ARTICLE
  • “Incarceration and inequality.” Review of Punishment and Inequality in America, by Bruce Western. Socio-Economic Review, July 2007. REVIEW
  • Review of Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe versus Liberal America, by Jonas Pontusson. European Sociological Review, September 2006. REVIEW
  • “Corporatism.” International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, 2005.
  • “The welfare state and the economy.” With Velina Petrova and Alexander Hicks. International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, 2005.
  • “Is rising inequality due to a surge in incomes at the top?” Challenge, September-October 2004. ARTICLE
  • Review of Advancing Socio-Economics: An Institutionalist Perspective, edited by J. Rogers Hollingsworth, Karl H. Müller, and Ellen Jane Hollingsworth. Contemporary Sociology, March 2004. REVIEW
  • Review of National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets, by Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 2002. REVIEW
  • Review of Why Deregulate Labour Markets?, edited by Gøsta Esping-Andersen and Marino Regini. American Journal of Sociology, November 2001. REVIEW
  • “Cooperation and economic performance.” Policy Options, October 1997. ARTICLE
  • Review of Restructuring for Innovation: The Remaking of the US Semiconductor Industry, by David P. Angel. Contemporary Sociology, July 1996. REVIEW
  • “What do we do now?” Peace Review, Spring 1992. Reprinted in Rethinking Peace, edited by Robert Elias and Jennifer Turpin, Lynne Rienner, 1994. ARTICLE

PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS

“Social Democratic Capitalism”

  • Department of Sociology, University of California-Irvine, October 6, 2017
  • Australian Social Policy Conference, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, September 25, 2017
  • “Free Markets and the Constitution” conference, Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University, September 21, 2017
  • “Inclusive Economy, Inclusive Society” conference, Queen’s International Institute on Social Policy, Queens University, Kingston, Canada, August 17, 2017
  • UC Center Sacramento, May 25, 2017
  • Department of Economics, University of California-San Diego, November 18, 2016
  • London School of Economics, Global Welfare Futures Seminar Series, November 9, 2016
  • University of Bath, November 8, 2016
  • Paris School of Economics, November 4, 2016

“Inequality”

  • California Workshop on Organizations and Organizing, University of California-Santa Barbara, October 21, 2017

“Social Policy for the Platform Economy”

  • The Platform Economy and Social Protection conference, Watson Institute, Brown University, September 30, 2016

“How Big Should Our Government Be?”

  • Economic Policy Institute, Washington, DC, September 23, 2016

“Strategies for Reducing Income Inequality”

  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Berkeley, CA, June 24, 2016

“Do Employment-Conditional Earnings Subsidies Work?”

  • Improving Poverty Reduction in Europe conference, Antwerp, Belgium, February 4, 2016

“Social Democratic America”

  • University of Michigan, September 16, 2016
  • University of California-Merced, September 11, 2015
  • Response to critics, “Author-Meets-Critics” panel, American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago, August 2015
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, April 16, 2014
  • Scholars Strategy Network, Minneapolis, April 15, 2014
  • Department of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley, January 28, 2013
  • University of Pennsylvania, November 10, 2012
  • School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, September 17, 2012
  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, February 17, 2012
  • Center for the Study of American Politics, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, February 15, 2012
  • Democrats of the Red Rocks, Sedona, AZ, December 15, 2011

“Challenges to Shared Prosperity”

  • Inequality, Politics, and Prosperity conference, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, April 27, 2015

“A Decent and Rising Income Floor”

  • University of California-Riverside, January 15, 2015

“Is Income Inequality Harmful?”

  • North Jersey Public Policy Network, April 3, 2014
  • Center for Advanced Social Science Research, New York University, April 2, 2014
  • Department of Sociology, Emory University, February 25, 2014
  • Department of Sociology, University of California-San Diego, February 13, 2014
  • Political Economy Project, Dartmouth University, January 30, 2014
  • Harvard Club of Southern Arizona, January 16, 2014
    Improving Poverty Reduction in Europe conference, Brussels, November 14-15, 2013
  • New Directions for Research on the Effects of Inequality conference, Harvard Kennedy School, October 12-13, 2013
  • The Next Centre-Left Century conference, Oxford University, July 2-3, 2012
  • Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, January 13, 2012
  • Successful Societies conference, Toronto, November 11, 2011
  • Clark Lecture, University of Kansas, September 26, 2011
  • Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS) annual meeting, Stockholm, June 2011
  • Department of Sociology, Indiana University, November 5, 2010
  • Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies, University of Amsterdam, October 7, 2010
  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, September 17, 2010

“America’s Quest for Equality of Opportunity”

  • Yankelovich Lecture, University of California-San Diego, November 18, 2014

“Has Mobility Declined?”

  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, August 2014

“Poverty Reduction: What Can Europe Learn from the US?”

  • Improving Poverty Reduction in Europe conference, Brussels, November 14-15, 2013

“What if Wage Stagnation is the New Normal?”

  • Fall Forum, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, October 18, 2013
  • Progressive Governance: The Politics of Growth, Stability, and Reform conference, Copenhagen, April 11-12, 2013

“America’s Struggling Lower Half”

  • Department of Sociology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, October 20, 2012
  • Paris School of Economics, October 16, 2012
  • School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, September 17, 2012
  • Myths about Government panel, Roosevelt Institute, Washington, DC, June 21, 2012
  • Poverty and Inequality working group, Department of Sociology, UCLA, May 15, 2012
  • Inequality and Social Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, April 2, 2012
  • Rediscovering Government conference, Roosevelt Institute, New York, March 28, 2012
  • Rising Inequality in the 21st Century conference, University of Kentucky, March 2, 2012
  • Work and Livable Lives conference, Washington University, St. Louis, February 2012
  • Resolution Foundation, London, November 21, 2011
  • Economic and Social Inequalities: Causes, Implications, and Remedies, 14th International Conference of the Giordano Dell’Amore Observatory, Milan, October 2011
  • Department of Sociology, University of Kansas, September 27, 2011
  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, September 23, 2011

“Does the Good Society Need a High Wage Floor?”

  • New Socio-Economic Paradigm, New Social Policies conference, Korea Labor Institute, Seoul, October 19, 2012
  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Denver, August 2012

“Macrocomparative Analysis”

  • Cross-National Comparative Research workshop, University of California-Irvine, January 17, 2013

“Getting Taxes Right: What Does the Comparative Experience Tell Us?”

  • Tax Policy Colloquium, New York University School of Law, April 10, 2012

“Progress for the Poor”

  • Response to critics, “Author-Meets-Critics” panel, American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, August 2013
  • Institute for Public Policy Research and Resolution Foundation, London, November 22, 2011
  • Summer Workshop on Institutions and the Welfare State, University of Tampere, Finland, June 7, 2011
  • Harvard Law School Workshop on Law and Social Policy, April 20, 2011
  • Center for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark, March 18, 2011
  • Politics and Society seminar, Collegio Carlo Alberto of Moncalieri, Turin, March 16, 2011
  • Graduate School in Economic, Social, and Political Sciences, University of Milan, March 15, 2011
  • GINI Project conference, Milan, February 2011
  • Themester Lecture, Indiana University, November 5, 2010
  • Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, October 12, 2010
  • American Political Science Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, September 2010
  • Summer Workshop on Inequality and Social Change, University of Manchester, June 16, 2010
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Paris, July 2009
  • Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Juan March Institute, Madrid, March 6, 2009
  • Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, January 23, 2009
  • Department of Sociology, University of Washington, January 21, 2009
  • Global Society and Justice workshop, University of Arizona, October 16, 2008
  • Inequality: Mechanisms, Effects, and Policies conference, University of Rome–La Sapienza, September 2008
  • Wealth and Power in the Postindustrial Age workshop, UCLA, February 2008
  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, September 17, 2007

“Rising Inequality, Public Policy, and America’s Poor”

  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Philadelphia, June 2010
  • Tobin Project conference on “Understanding the Effects of America’s Economic Stratification,” Beverly, MA, May 2010
  • GINI Project conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, March 2010

“The Politics of Helping the Poor”

  • Conference on Inequality and the Middle Class: Lessons from the Luxembourg Income Study, University of Luxembourg, June 2010

“How Do Economic Recessions Influence Public Opinion?”

  • Recession Task Force conference, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, February 2010

“Employment-Friendly Social Policy”

  • Korbel School for International Studies, University of Denver, April 10, 2009

“Inequality in the Service Economy”

  • Political Economy of the Service Transition conference, Trinity College, Dublin, May 2008

“Is High Inequality Offset by Mobility?” (with Markus Gangl and Joakim Palme)

  • Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare, and Social Policy (RC 19), International Sociological Association, annual meeting, Florence, September 2007
  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, August 2007
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Copenhagen, June 2007

“The Democrats and Working-Class Whites” (with Sondra Barringer, Daniel Duerr, and Garrett Andrew Schneider)

  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, August 2007
  • Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, February 22, 2007
  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, January 12, 2007

“Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality”

  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Copenhagen, June 2007

“Jobs with Equality”

  • Response to questions, University of Amsterdam, October 7, 2010
  • Response to critics, “Author-Meets-Critics” panel, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Paris, July 2009
  • Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, February 28, 2008
  • Reconciling Work and Welfare conference, Warsaw, June 16, 2007
  • Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, February 21, 2007
  • Wealth and Power in the Postindustrial Age workshop, Yale University, January 2007
  • Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, November 30, 2006
  • Transformations of Contemporary Capitalism conference, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, November 2006
    Center on Wealth and Inequality, Columbia University, September 21, 2006
  • International Center for Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, May 18, 2006
  • European Institute, London School of Economics, May 15, 2006
  • Welfare and Policy Analysis seminar, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, May 3, 2006
  • Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, April 2006
  • Wealth and Power in the Postindustrial Age workshop, Yale University, February 2006
  • Department of Political Science, University of Arizona, February 2006
  • Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, February 2006
  • Seminar on Comparative Social Analysis, University of California-Los Angeles, January 19, 2006
  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, October 2005
  • American Political Science Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, September 2005
  • Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare, and Social Policy (RC 19), International Sociological Association, annual meeting, Chicago, August 2005
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Budapest, July 2005
  • Leitner Seminar Series in Political Economy, Yale University, February 28, 2005
  • Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, February 11, 2005
  • Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, November 10, 2004
  • Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare, and Social Policy (RC 19), International Sociological Association, annual meeting, Paris, September 2004
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Washington, DC, July 2004
  • Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Chicago, March 2004

“Who Should Care for Under-Threes?”

  • Real Utopias conference, University of Wisconsin, November 2006

“Inequality, Public Opinion, and Redistribution” (with Leslie McCall)

  • Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Chicago, March 2006
  • American Political Science Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, September 2005

“Employment Performance in Affluent Countries: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis” (with Jessica Epstein, Daniel Duerr, and Charles Ragin)

  • Method and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis conference, Amsterdam, April 2006

“Family Policies and Women’s Employment: A Regression Analysis” (with Alexander Hicks)

  • Method and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis conference, Amsterdam, April 2006

“Are Targeted Social Policies Inferior to Universal Ones?”

  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Budapest, July 2005
  • Wealth and Power in the Postindustrial Age workshop, Yale University, January 2005

“Inequality and Sociology”

  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, August 2005

“Macroeconomic Performance and Poverty: A State-Level Analysis” (with John Iceland)

  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, October 2004
  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, August 2004
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Washington, DC, July 2004
  • Institute for Research on Poverty Summer Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2004

“Egalitarian Capitalism”

  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, August 2005
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), October 20, 2003
  • Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, October 15, 2003
  • Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, October 14, 2003
  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, October 10, 2003
  • American Political Science Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, September 2003
  • Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare, and Social Policy (RC 19), International Sociological Association, annual meeting, Toronto, August 2003
  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, August 2003
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 2003
  • Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, May 9, 2003
  • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, February 25, 2003
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen, February 19, 2003

“Institutional Coherence and Macroeconomic Performance”

  • Roundtable on “Are There Varieties of Capitalism?,” American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, August 2002
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Minneapolis, June 2002

“Varieties of Welfare Capitalism” (with Alexander Hicks)

  • American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, August 2002
  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago, August 2002

“Rising Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution” (with Jonas Pontusson)

  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Minneapolis, June 2002
  • Comparative Political Economy of Inequality workshop, Cornell University, April 2002
  • Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Chicago, March 2002

“Do Affluent Countries Face an Incomes–Jobs Tradeoff?”

  • Center for the Study of Inequality, Cornell University, lecture series on “Welfare and Inequality in Advanced Industrial Countries,” November 8, 2001
  • Globalization, Uneven Development, Inequality, and Revolution: A Symposium in Honor of Terry Boswell, Emory University, September 22, 2001
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Amsterdam, June 2001
  • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, May 29, 2001
  • Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, Atlanta, April 2001

“Corporatism and Unemployment”

  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2001
  • Southern Political Science Association annual meeting, Atlanta, November 2000

“Quantitative Indicators of Corporatism”

  • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, June 5, 2000

“Corporatism, Income Distribution, and Macroeconomic Performance”

  • Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Chicago, March-April 2000
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Madison, WI, July 1999 (with Alexander Hicks)

“Income Inequality and Economic Growth”

  • Mini-conference on Cross-National Studies of Inequality, Institute for Comparative and International Studies, Emory University, March 2000
  • Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, March 10, 2000
  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago, August 1999
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Madison, WI, July 1999

“Institutions and Income Growth”

  • Departments of Sociology and Political Science, Emory University, January 25, 1999

“Do Social-Welfare Policies Reduce Poverty?”

  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, August 1998
  • Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, Atlanta, April 1998

“Internationalization and Economic Convergence”

  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, August 1996
  • “Are National Economies Converging?” Southern Sociological Society annual meeting, Richmond, VA, April 1996
  • American Political Science Association annual meeting, New York, September 1994

“In Search of National Economic Success: Balancing Competition and Cooperation”

  • Western Economic Association annual meeting, San Diego, July 1995
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics annual meeting, Washington, DC, April 1995
  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Los Angeles, August 1994
  • Pacific Sociological Association annual meeting, San Diego, April 1994
  • American Sociological Association annual meeting, Pittsburgh, August 1992

“‘The More Things Change …’: Business Litigation and Governance in the American Automobile Industry (with Stewart Macaulay and Joel Rogers)”

  • Conference on Changing Patterns of Business Disputing, Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 1993

“What Kind of Economic System?”

  • Market Socialism Symposium, sponsored by the Midwest Radical Scholars Conference, Chicago, February 1991
  • Midwest Radical Scholars Conference, Chicago, October 1990

TEACHING

Undergraduate

  • American Society
  • The Good Society
  • Modern Western Society
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Data Analysis

Graduate

  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Stratification
  • The Welfare State
  • Political Sociology
  • Macrocomparative Methods

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Editor

  • Coeditor, Socio-Economic Review, 2009-2012
  • Editorial Board, Juncture, 2011-present
  • Consulting Editor, Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Editorial Board, Socio-Economic Review, 2007-2009
  • Consulting Editor, American Journal of Sociology, 2005-2006

Reviewer: Books

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Polity Press
  • Princeton University Press
  • Russell Sage Foundation
  • Stanford University Press
  • The Policy Press

Reviewer: Articles

  • Acta Sociologica
  • American Journal of Political Science
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • American Political Science Review
  • American Sociological Review
  • Asian Perspective
  • British Journal of Industrial Relations
  • British Journal of Political Science
  • British Journal of Sociology
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Comparative Political Studies
  • Comparative Politics
  • Contexts
  • European Journal of Industrial Relations
  • European Journal of Political Research
  • European Review
  • European Sociological Review
  • Governance
  • International Journal of Comparative Sociology
  • International Journal of Social Welfare
  • International Studies Quarterly
  • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • Journal of Common Market Studies
  • Journal of Economic History
  • Journal of European Public Policy
  • Journal of European Social Policy
  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  • Journal of Politics
  • Journal of Public Policy
  • Journal of Social Policy
  • Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy
  • Party Politics
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • Policy Studies Journal
  • Political Research Quarterly
  • Political Studies
  • Polity
  • Public Administration
  • Race, Gender, and Class
  • Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
  • Review of International Political Economy
  • Scandinavian Political Studies
  • Social Forces
  • Social Politics
  • Social Problems
  • Social Science Quarterly
  • Socio-Economic Review
  • Sociological Forum
  • Sociological Quarterly
  • Sociology Compass
  • Teaching Sociology
  • West European Politics
  • World Politics

Reviewer: Grants and Fellowships

  • Austrian Science Fund
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Foundation for Scientific Research Belgium
  • MacArthur Fellows Program
  • National Science Foundation — Economics Program, Information Technology Research Program, Political Science Program, Sociology Program
  • Russell Sage Foundation
  • Research Foundation Flanders
  • Swiss National Science Foundation

Professional Association Boards and Committees

  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Executive Council, 2008-2014
  • Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS), Board of Governors, 2011-2014
  • Luxembourg Income Study, Aldi J.M. Hagenaars Memorial Award Selection Committee, 2007-2014
  • American Political Science Association, Comparative Politics section, Data Set Award Selection Committee, 2005, 2009

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Permanent

  • University of California San Diego, Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought, 2014-present
  • University of Arizona, Professor of Sociology and Political Science, 2007-2014
  • University of Arizona, Associate Professor of Sociology, 2004-2007
  • Emory University, Assistant to Associate Professor of Sociology, 2000-2004
  • East Carolina University, Assistant Professor of Sociology, 1995-2000
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor of Sociology, 1994-95

Visiting, Temporary, Adjunct

  • Aalborg University, Denmark, Adjunct Professor, 2016-2021
  • Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies, University of Amsterdam, October 2010
  • Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), London School of Economics and Political Science, April-May 2006
  • European University Institute (EUI), Department of Political and Social Sciences, Florence, Italy, October-November 2004
  • Juan March Institute, Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Madrid, March 2009
  • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Cologne, Germany, May-June 2000, May-June 2001, February 2003
  • Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, October 2003, October 2010

Affiliations

  • Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies
  • Scholars Strategy Network
  • Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality
  • Tobin Project

Directorships

  • Director, Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research, University of California San Diego, 2015-2016

EDUCATION

  • University of Wisconsin, Department of Sociology, MA 1988, PhD 1993
  • Harvard University, BA 1986