Chris Tilly

Professor, Urban Planning & Sociology, UCLA

Chris Tilly is an economist specializing in labor, income distribution, and local economic development, with research focusing on the United States and Mexico. Tilly’s books include Half a Job: Bad and Good Part-Time Jobs in a Changing Labor MarketGlass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women’s Work, Women’s PovertyWork Under CapitalismStories Employers Tell: Race, Skill, and Hiring in America, and The Gloves-Off Economy: Labor Standards at the Bottom of America’s Labor Market. Tilly is the Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UCLA. He has a PhD in Economics and Urban Studies and Planning from MIT (1989).

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