About Us

Aims and Scope

Our goal is to publish the best empirical research on the world of work, to advance theory, and to inform policy and practice. We welcome papers that are bold and original, novel theories, innovative research methods, and new approaches to organizational and public policy.

Important real world problems

ILR Review publishes research on important issues—globalization, capital and labor mobility, inequality, wage setting, unemployment, labor market dynamics, international migration, work organization and technology, human resource management and personnel economics, demographic and ethnic differences in labor markets, workplace conflicts, alternative forms of representation, and labor regulation.

International and comparative scope

Research by international scholars is central to the ILR Review and to our mission of advancing knowledge of the changing nature of work and employment relations. It also improves our awareness, acceptance, tolerance, and understanding of others' perspectives and challenges. Comparative institutional, organizational, and market analyses make critical contributions to the journal.

Interdisciplinary approaches

ILR Review highly values research from diverse social science perspectives including anthropology, economics, history, industrial relations, law, management, political science, psychology, and sociology. We believe that interdisciplinary debate spurs innovative research and policy development.

Diverse research methodologies

ILR Review publishes high-quality empirical work that embraces a wide range of methodologies. We feature ethnographic and qualitative approaches and theory-building, mixed methods, and formal econometric modeling.

Editorial Team

International Editorial Board

  • Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Stephen Barley, Stanford University
  • Francine Blau, Cornell University
  • Alison Booth, Australian National University
  • Clair Brown, University of California at Berkeley
  • John Budd, University of Minnesota
  • Diane Burton, Cornell University
  • Peter Cappelli, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago
  • Owen Darbishire, University of Oxford
  • Simon Deakin, University of Cambridge
  • Virginia Doellgast, London School of Economics
  • Tony Edwards, Kings College, London
  • Richard Freeman, Harvard University
  • Stephen Frenkel, The University of New South Wales
  • Barry Gerhart, University of Wisconsin
  • Kevin Hallock, Cornell University
  • Daniel Hamermesh, University of Texas at Austin
  • Barry Hirsch, Georgia State University
  • Robert Hutchens, Cornell University
  • Sanford Jacoby, University of California Los Angeles
  • Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina
  • Thomas Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Francis Kramarz, CREST (Paris)
  • Sarosh Kuruvilla, Cornell University
  • CK Lee, University of California Los Angeles
  • David Lipsky, Cornell University
  • Richard Locke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University
  • John Paul MacDuffie, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ruth Milkman, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Gregor Murray, University of Montreal
  • Ron Oaxaca, University of Arizona
  • Craig Olson, University of Illinois
  • Mari Sako, University of Oxford
  • Kim Weedon, Cornell University
  • Patrick Wright, University of South Carolina