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John  "Jack" Trumpbour

John "Jack" Trumpbour

Research Director

John Trumpbour studied history at Stanford University and later received a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is the author of Selling Hollywood to the World: U.S. and European Struggles for Mastery of the Global Film Industry, 1920–1950 (Cambridge Univ Press, 2002) and served as editor of The Dividing Rhine: Politics and Society in Contemporary France and Germany (Berg, 1989). He has contributed an array of essays examining the following topics: Latino contributions to the labor movement for the book Latinos: Remaking America (Univ of California Press, 2002); "the clash of civilizations" thesis in The New Crusades (Columbia Univ Press 2003); and the U.S. culture industry's global dominance in The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (Blackwell, 2008). In Winter 2007, he served as guest editor of The Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal for its special issue on "The Crisis in Workplace Governance."

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Allan Wain

Allan Wain

LWP Fellow
Research on Pensions
Dr Allan Wain’s research interests include the meaning, relevance, and application of infrastructure to pension funds and to society, incorporating how infrastructure is informed by and is informing of societal values, employment opportunities, government policy, and market behaviour.... Read more about Allan Wain
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Xiupeng Wang

Senior Research Associate
Research on High-skilled Labor Migration and Domestic Labor Markets
Xiupeng Wang’s primary research interest covers labor economics and economics of information. His research also extends to industrial organization. His current... Read more about Xiupeng Wang
Paul Weiler

Paul C. Weiler

Faculty Director Emeritus, Labor and Worklife Program
Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School

Paul Weiler (1939-2021) was the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law (Emeritus). He earned a Bachelor and Master of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1960 and 1961 respectively. He received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1964 and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1965. Professor Weiler joined the Harvard Law School Faculty in 1993. He was a widely published expert in labour law, sports law, and tort.

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Lisa Xo

Lisa Xu

LWP Fellow
Research on job misclassification and payroll fraud
Lisa Xu received a PhD in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in November 2018. Her dissertation research focused on the transition away from agriculture and the rise of wage employment and industrialization in developing countries.... Read more about Lisa Xu