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CSDE Research Affiliate

Jake Rosenfeld

Professor of Sociology
Washington University in St. Louis
Tel: 314-935-3917

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

In the News:

Jake Rosenfeld (Phd, Princeton University) is Professor of Sociology at Washington University-St. Louis, and Faculty Affiliate of the Sociology Department at the University of Washington, where he taught from 2007-2015.  His research and teaching focuses on the political and economic determinants of inequality in the advanced democracies. He is primarily interested in who gets paid what and why – and how this varies across time and place. In his work Rosenfeld examines major developments that have disrupted past practices of wage-setting, especially labor union decline and the resulting changes in the ways firms allocate wages.

Rosenfeld has published research in various outlets, including the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and Foreign Affairs.  His book, What Unions No Longer Do, was published by Harvard University Press in 2014, and covered in a range of publications, including the New York Times and New Yorker.  His forthcoming book, You’re Paid What You’re Worth and Other Myths of the Modern Economy will be published by Harvard University Press in January, 2021.