My core research agenda focuses on changes in wage-setting institutions in the advanced democracies. I am primarily interested in who gets paid what and why - and how this varies across time and place. In my work I concentrate on major developments that have disrupted past practices of wage-setting, including labor union decline and the resulting changes in the ways firms allocate wages.
Rosenfeld, Jake. 2021. You’re Paid What You’re Worth and Other Myths of the Modern Economy. Harvard University Press. *Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, and ProMarket *Selected media coverage: the New York Times'DealBook Rosenfeld, Jake. 2014. What Unions No Longer Do. Harvard University Press. *Selected media coverage: The New Yorker, the New York Times, MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Talking Points Memo, The Daily Beast, the Nation *Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014
Rosenfeld, Jake, Patrick Denice, and Jennifer Laird. 2016. “Union Decline Lowers Wages of Nonunion Workers.” Economic Policy Institute Report. *Selected media coverage: New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, TheAtlantic, Huffington Post, TheWeek *Discussed by Vice President Joe Biden on September 1, 2016
Rosenfeld, Jake. 2020. "The Consequences of Union Decline." Pp. 12-22 in Richard Bales and Charlotte Garden (eds.) Reviving American Labor: Labor Law for a Twenty-First Century Economy. Cambridge University Press.
Rosenfeld, Jake. 2019. Review of Alexander Hertel-Fernandez’s Politics at Work: How Companies Turn Workers into Lobbyists. ILR Review 72: 514-515.
Rosenfeld, Jake. 2017. “Unequal Pay, Unequal Work.”Dissent. Winter: 41-45. Rosenfeld, Jake, and Jennifer Laird. 2016. "Unions and Poverty." Ch. 35 in David Brady and Linda Burton (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Society. Oxford University Press.
Rosenfeld, Jake. 2015. Review of Kathleen Thelen’s Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity. Perspectives on Politics 13: 157-58.
Rosenfeld, Jake. 2012. Review of Edward S. Greenberg, Leon Grunberg, Sarah Moore, and Patricia B. Sikora’s Turbulence: Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers. Contemporary Sociology 41: 341-43.