Lonnie Golden

Professor, Economics & Labor Studies-Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University

Lonnie Golden’s research pertains to the instability of work hours and employment and effects on work-life and well-being, focusing on working hours determination, work scheduling, Fair Labor Standards Act overtime law, work hour preferences, workplace flexibility, overwork, students’ time use, non-standard jobs, the behavioral economics of labor supply and the relationship of work hours to aggregate employment. He is co-editor of the books, Working Time: International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives(Routledge, 2001) and of Nonstandard Work: The Nature and Challenge of Changing Employment Arrangements (Cornell University Press, 2000). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

Recent articles include:

  • Work-Life Balance, Flexibility and Instability of Work Hours: Salaried vs. Hourly Paid Workers (with S. Lambert, J. Henly and B. Wiens-Tuers), for book,Townsend, K. and Wilkinson, A., (eds.) The Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Work and Employment Relations, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2011.
  • Work-Sharing and the Potential for Positive Effects on Employment Stability, in J. Messenger, Work Sharing-New Developments during the Great Recession, Geneva: International Labor Organization, 2011-12,forthcoming.
  • Physical Health Risks: Extra Hours vs. Inflexible Schedules (with B. Wiens-Tuers), for Ronald Burke, Sharon Clarke and Cary Cooper (eds.), Occupational health and safety: Psychological and behavioral challenges, Ashgate Publishing, UK, 2010, pp.137-160.