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

  • Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland
  • Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University
  • Michel Anteby, Boston University
  • Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Iwan Barankay, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Stephen Barley, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Beth Bechky, New York University
  • Peter Berg, Michigan State University
  • Matt Bidwell, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Francine Blau, Cornell University
  • Alison Booth, Australian National University
  • Gerhard Bosch, University of Duisberg-Essen
  • Clair Brown, University of California, Berkeley
  • John Budd, University of Minnesota
  • Diane Burton, Cornell University
  • Peter Cappelli, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Emilio Castilla, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago
  • Simon Deakin, University of Cambridge
  • Virginia Doellgast, Cornell University
  • Juan Dolado, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Tony Edwards, Kings College London
  • Richard Freeman, Harvard University
  • Stephen Frenkel, University of New South Wales
  • Eli Friedman, Cornell University
  • Barry Gerhart, University of Wisconsin
  • Shannon Gleeson, Cornell University
  • Kevin Hallock, Cornell University
  • Dan Hamermesh, University of Texas at Austin
  • Tove Hammer, Cornell University
  • Barry Hirsch, Georgia State University
  • Robert Hutchens, Cornell University
  • Andrea Ichino, European University Institute
  • Sanford Jacoby, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina
  • Harry C. Katz, Cornell University
  • Erin Kelly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Francis Kramarz, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique
  • Sarosh Kuruvilla, Cornell University
  • Russell Lansbury, The University of Sydney
  • CK Lee, University of California, Los Angeles
  • David Lipsky, Cornell University
  • Mingwei Liu , Rutgers University
  • Richard Locke, Brown University
  • Lisa Lynch, Brandeis University
  • John Paul MacDuffie, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Steve Machin, University College London
  • Alex Mas, Princeton University
  • Xin Meng, Australian National University
  • Ruth Milkman, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Amalia Miller, University of Virginia
  • Gregor Murray, University of Montreal
  • Ron Oaxaca, University of Arizona
  • Craig A. Olson, University of Illinois
  • Valeria Pulignano, University of Leuven
  • Jake Rosenfeld, University of Washington
  • Jill Rubery, Manchester Business School
  • Mari Sako, University of Oxford
  • Aaron Sojourner, University of Minnesota
  • Katherine Stone, UCLA School of Law
  • Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
  • Andrea Weber, University of Mannheim
  • Kim Weeden, Cornell University