The ILRReview celebrates its 65th anniversary at the forefront of publishing peer-reviewed research on work and employment relations. The Review is published by the Cornell University ILR School, which is regarded as the leading academic institution focused on the world of work.

We are dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy.

ILRReview New Feature: Policy Reviews

The journal has begun a series of policy review articles that will appear on a regular basis. Please see the latest features:

Is U.S. Public Sector Labor Relations in the Midst of a Transformation? By Harry C. Katz. Forthcoming. October 2013. ILRReview 66(5).

The American Jobs Crisis and Its Implication for the Future of Employment Policy: A Call for a New Jobs Compact. By Thomas A. Kochan. April 2013. ILRReview 66(2).

The New Great Debate about Unionism and Collective Bargaining in U.S. State and Local Governments. By David Lewin, Jeffrey H. Keefe, and Thomas A. Kochan. October 2012. ILRReview 65(4).

The Labor Market Four Years into the Crisis: Assessing Structural Explanations. By Jesse Rothstein. July 2012. ILRReview 65(3).

Award-Winning Articles

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Citations of Excellence Award winners

Locke, R., F. Qin, and A. Brause. 2007. Does Monitoring Improve Labor Standards? Lessons from Nike. ILRReview 61(1): 3–31.

Fairlie, R., and A. Robb 2006. Families, Human Capital, and Small Business: Evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners Survey. ILRReview 60(2): 225–45.


Call for Papers

The ILRReview is now accepting submissions for 2 special issues, one devoted to work and employment relations and the new statism, and the other devoted to work and employment relations in health care. 

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