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Professor and AFL-CIO chair Morris Kleiner of the Humphrey Institute

Morris Kleiner

Professor and AFL-CIO Chair
Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Certificate in Policy Issues on Work and Pay

E-mail: kleiner@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-2089
Office: 260 Humphrey School

Areas of Expertise

Public policies on work and pay; role of labor unions in democratic societies; human resource policies and organizational performance

Biography

Morris M. Kleiner is the AFL-CIO chair of labor policy and professor at the Humphrey School. He also teaches at the University's Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies. He has received many teaching awards including University and School wide ones for classes in public affairs, business, and economics.  He has served as an expert on labor issues to government, labor, nonprofits, and business.

Kleiner’s research interests include the analysis of institutions in the labor market, the influence of labor-management policies on organizations, and the role of labor unions in democratic societies. He has published extensively in the top academic journals in labor economics and industrial relations, and is the author, co-author, or coeditor of seven books. Kleiner is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been a Professor at the University of Kansas, an associate in employment policy with the Brookings Institution, a visiting scholar in the Harvard University economics department, a visiting researcher in the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, a visiting scholar at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and a research fellow at the London School of Economics. He is currently also serving as a Visiting Scholar in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  He received a doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

STAGES OF OCCUPATIONAL REGULATION
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PUBLIC LECTURE, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Selected Writings

Courses Taught

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