George R. Boyer is the Martin P. Catherwood Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor in the Departments of Economics and International and Comparative Labor in the ILR School at Cornell University. He came to Cornell in 1982, after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain (Princeton University Press, 2018), An Economic History of the English Poor Law, 1750-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 1990), and of numerous articles in the field of economic history. For the past twenty years he has served as ILR's Director of Teaching. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic History and of Social Science History.