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 Market, Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits: Women’s Work, Women’s Poverty, Work Under Capitalism, Stories 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).
Recent articles include:
- “The Gloves-off Economy: Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America’s Labor Market”(co-edited with Annette Bernhardt, Heather Boushey and Laura Dresser) Labor and Employment Relations Association; 2008
- “American Cities in Transition: The Changing Face of Urban Inequality” (co-edited with Alice O’Connor and Lawrence Bobo) Russell Sage Foundation; 2001
- “Stories Employers Tell: Race, Skill, and Hiring in America” (with Philip Moss of RESD) Russel Sage Foundation; 2001