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. My secondary research agenda examines the factors that have expanded political inequality in the U.S. In this work, I investigate institutional factors that have reshaped patterns of political participation. See below for recent publications and work in progress.
Rosenfeld, Jake. 2014. What Unions No Longer Do. Harvard University Press. *Selected media coverage: New York Times, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, Talking Points Memo, The Daily Beast, the Nation
Rosenfeld, Jake. Forthcoming. "Don't Ask or Tell: Pay Secrecy Policies in U.S. Workplaces." Social Science Research.
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.