Arne L. Kalleberg
Is Kenan distinguished professor of sociology, adjunct professor of public policy, adjunct professor of global studies, and adjunct professor of management, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Kalleberg also serves as distinguished research fellow in the Center for Strategy and Leadership at the Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Norway. His research interests focus on the sociology of work, the economy and society, social stratification, and quantitative methods. Currently, he serves as editor-in-chief of Social Forces, an international journal of social research, and on the editorial board of numerous publications including Research in the Sociology of Work, Behavioral Science and Policy, and Management Revue. Professor Kalleberg holds membership of many professional organizations, including: American Sociological Association; Sociological Research Association; Academy of Management; Association for Psychological Science; and Population Association of America. He served as president of the American Sociological Association from 2007 to 2008. Professor Kalleberg has a B.A. degree in sociology from the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kristen M. Olson
Is Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson professor in sociology, and associate professor and vice chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Professor Olson’s research includes examining interviewer effects, paradata, the intersection of nonresponse and measurement errors (within-household selection in self-administered surveys), and questionnaire design. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including: Public Opinion Quarterly; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, Sociological Methods and Research; Social Science Research; Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology; Journal of Official Statistics; and Field Methods. Professor Olson serves on the editorial board of several publications including Sociological Methodology, and The Sociological Quarterly, and holds membership to organizations such as the American Sociological Association, and American Association for Public Opinion Research. She is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association. She has a B.A. degree in mathematical methods in the social sciences and sociology from Northwestern University, an M.S. degree in survey methodology from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. in survey methodology from the University of Michigan.
Barbara J. Robles
Is principal economist in the Consumer and Community Research Unit for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. Her research interests include monetary policy and community economic development and Internet research and regional economic development. Her professional affiliations include the American Economic Association, American Statistical Association, Urban Economics Association, and American Association for Public Opinion Researchers (AAPOP). Dr. Robles has served as referee for numerous publications, including: American Economic Review; Journal of Family and Economic Issues; Journal of Consumer Education; Sociological Quarterly; International Migration Review; and Journal of Consumer Affairs. She has written and presented extensively on such topics as Latino employment and entrepreneurship, the Gig economy, and low-income communities. Dr. Robles has a B.A. degree in humanities from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Michael R. Strain
Is John G. Searle scholar and director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC. He oversees the Institute’s work in economic policy, financial markets, poverty studies, technology policy, energy economics, health care policy, and related areas. Dr. Strain also serves as a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), research affiliate at the Economic Self-sufficiency Policy Research Institute, and member of the Poverty, Employment, and Economic Self-sufficiency Policy Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on labor economics, public finance, and social policy, and his papers have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and policy journals such as Tax Notes and National Affairs. He is editor of The U.S. Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy and coeditor of Economic Freedom and Human Flourishing: Perspectives from Political Philosophy. Dr. Strain writes frequently for popular audiences, and his essays and op-eds have been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Review, and The Weekly Standard. He is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. He has a B.A. degree from Marquette University, an M.A. degree from New York University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.
Is dean and professor at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Prior to joining the Heller School, he served as administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the United States Department of Labor. He is an internationally recognized expert in employment and labor market policy along with regulation, transparency policy and digital empowerment, and the impacts of industry restructuring on employment and work outcomes and business performance. Professor Weil co-founded and co-directed the Transparency Policy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has advised international organizations as well as government agencies at the state and federal levels. He is the author of more than 100 articles and five books. Recently, Professor Weil was awarded the Father Edward F. Boyle Award, Cushing-Gavin Award of the Labor Guild, Archdiocese of Boston. He has B.A. degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, an M.A. degree in public policy from the Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard.