Executive Director, Labor and Worklife Program Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School Former Executive Director, Labor and Worklife Program 2017-2021
Sharon Block is a Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. Piror to returning to Harvard, she served as the Acting Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in President Joe Biden’s White House.
From 2017 to 2021, Block led the Labor and Worklife Program. During this time, she launched the Clean Slate for Worker Power project, which is a comprehensive policy initiative focused on fundamental redesign of labor law with the aspiration to enable all working people to create the collective economic and political power necessary to build an equitable economy and politics.... Read more about Sharon Block
Faculty Co-Director, Labor and Worklife Program Professor, Economics, Harvard University
Richard B. Freeman holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University. He is currently serving as Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and is Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.
Faculty Co-Director, Labor and Worklife Program Professor, Harvard Law School
Benjamin Sachs is the Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry at Harvard Law School and a leading expert in the field of labor law and labor relations. Professor Sachs teaches courses in labor law, employment law, and law and social change, and his writing focuses on union organizing and unions in American politics.
Senior Research Associate International Programs Professor of Management, Sloan School of Management, MIT
Dr. Pierre Azoulay is an Associate Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His general research interests lie at the intersection of several subfields of economics: technical change, labor, health, and organizational economics. Most of his work deals with the organization of the “ideas sector” of the economy, and the consequences of different institutional arrangements for innovation, and ultimately economic growth.
Senior Research Associate Research on Labor Markets
Erling Barth is Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research in Oslo and Professor II at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, affiliated with ESOP. His PhD is from the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo. He is Wertheim Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard University, Research Economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) at Cambridge, MA, and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour, IZA, in Bonn.
His research interests include technological change and its effects on the labor market, the impact of labor market institutions, inequality and the wage structure, employment, the economics of the welfare state, gender wage differentials, immigration, ownership, labor mobility, and firms’ behavior.... Read more about Erling Barth
Larry W. Beeferman received a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and a doctorate in applied physics from Harvard University. He joined the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School in 2004 to help establish the Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project.... Read more about Larry Beeferman
Aaron Bernstein co-founded the Pensions and Capital Stewardship Project’s Investor Initiative in 2008 to help pension funds and other investors analyze the long-term investment risks of social factors such as labor and human rights and human capital.... Read more about Aaron Bernstein
Senior Research Associate Research on Retail Industry Behavior
Jörn Boehnke received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He joined the Labor and Worklife Program as a postdoctoral fellow in 2017. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications at Harvard University.... Read more about Jörn Boehnke
Alida has been the webmaster for the past 10 years. In 2017, she overhauled the website to its current state on the OpenScholar platform. In the past year, she has expanded her responsibilities at the LWP becoming the director of the Harvard Trade Union Program. She is also the resident techie on staff and is moving the LWP to a more efficient system with Salesforce.... Read more about Alida J. Castillo