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. “You’re Paid What You’re Worth” and Other Myths of the Modern Economy. Under contract, Harvard University Press. 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 *Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2014
Rosenfeld, Jake. Forthcoming. “U.S. Labor Studies in the 21st Century: Understanding ‘Laborism’ Without Labor.” Annual Review of Sociology, Volume 45.
Rosenfeld, Jake, and Patrick Denice. Forthcoming. “What Do Government Unions Do? Public Sector Unions and Nonunion Wages, 1977-2015.” Social Science Research.
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
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.