LWP Fellows

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Zhenhe Chi

LWP Fellow
Research on Industrial Relations and Poverty
Zhenhe Chi is an associate professor of Labor Economics and he works for China Institute of Industrial Relations in Beijing, China. He is currently visiting... Read more about Zhenhe Chi
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Mike  Firestone

Interim Managing Director
LWP Program Fellow
Research on misclassification, wage theft, and building worker power
Mike Firestone is an attorney, labor policy advisor, and political strategist with a background in campaigns and government service. His current areas of work include misclassification, wage theft, and building worker power. Prior to joining LWP, Mike led voter protection efforts for the Biden-Harris campaign in Michigan and served as an assistant attorney general and Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, overseeing a broad range of legal and policy matters, including the rulemaking and implementation of the Massachusetts paid sick time law.... Read more about Mike  Firestone
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Xuwen Gao

LWP Fellow
Research on Skills of Chinese Migrant Workers

Xuwen Gao is a PhD candidate in School of Management at Zhejiang University. She is currently a LWP fellow of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard...

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Terri Gerstein

Director, State and Local Enforcement Project
LWP Fellow
Research on Labor Standards Enforcement

Terri Gerstein is the Director of the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program, and also a Fellow in the Program. She recently completed an Open Society Foundations Leadership in Government fellowship. Previously, she worked for over 17 years enforcing labor laws in New York State, including as the Labor Bureau Chief for the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and as a Deputy Commissioner in the New York State Department of Labor. Before her government service, Terri was a nonprofit lawyer in Miami, Florida, where she represented immigrant workers and also co-hosted a Spanish language radio show on workers’ rights.

Her work has appeared in publications including The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe NationThe Guardian, and The Hill, among others; a complete listing can be found here. She has also appeared on Democracy Now, Univision and Telemundo. She’s a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Twitter: @TerriGerstein
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Shiqi Guo

LWP Fellow
Research on Development Economics and Environmental Economics in China
Shiqi Guo is an LWP Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School, from September 2019 to May 2020. He is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He has been working on Development Economics, Behavioral Economics, Environmental Economics, and Political Economy. He has conducted a field experiment in a prison and studies the in-group favoritism among prison inmates. He has also studied the temporal and spatial pattern of the air pollution caused by straw burning fires in China. Currently, he explores the biographies of local Chinese politicians and examines how their policy preferences are shaped by their life experiences.
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Xi (Sisi) Hu

Program Fellow of the LWP
Research on Technological and Climate Disruptions on Labor

 

Xi's research at the LWP examines the impact of software on economic outcomes with a focus on jobs. In addition, she is looking at how climate change affects infrastructure investment decisions as well as the implications of climate change on the future of work. Prior to joining the LWP, Xi worked as a consultant for numerous organisations, including the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), UK-India Business Council, and Legal & General Investment Management. She is the co-founder of the Oxford International Infrastructure Consortium (OXIIC), whose aim is to facilitate communication and collaboration on infrastructure between academics, policymakers, and practitioners worldwide. She is also a co-author of "The Self We Choose (我们选择的自己)", a book published in Chinese that features the life stories of scientists from the largest ever all-women expedition to Antarctica. Xi holds a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change, and a BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics from the London School of Economics.