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315 t h e e d i t o r s Michael Reich is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley. His research publications cover numerous areas of labor economics and political economy, including the economics of racial inequality, the analysis of labor market segmentation, historical stages in U.S. labor markets and social structures of accumulation, high performance workplaces, union-management cooperation, and Japanese labor-management systems. He has published fourteen books and monographs, including Racial Inequality: A Political-Economic Analysis, 1981; Segmented Work, Divided Workers: The Historical Transformation of Labor in the United States, 1982; Social Structures of Accumulation, 1994; Work and Pay in the United States and Japan, 1997; Labor Market Segmentation and Labor Mobility, 2009; Labor in the Era of Globalization, coedited with Clair Brown and Barry Eichengreen, 2010; and Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crises, coedited with Terence McDonough and David Kotz, 2010. He has also published over one hundred papers, including, with Arindrajit Dube and William Lester, “Minimum Wages across State Borders,” Review of Economics and Statistics (2010); with Sylvia Allegretto and Arindrajit Dube, “Do Minimum Wages Really Reduce Teen Contributors 316 c o n t r i b u t o r s Employment?” Industrial Relations (2011); and “High Unemployment after the Great Recession: Why? What Can We Do?,” Estudios de Economía Aplicada (2012). Reich received his PhD in economics from Harvard. Ken Jacobs is Chair of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, where he has been a labor specialist since 2002. His areas of research include health care coverage, labor standards, low-wage work, and the retail industry. He is the author of more than fifty papers and policy briefs. Recent papers have examined the projected impact of the Affordable Care Act on health coverage in California and living wage policies for big-box retail. Jacobs is Co-Principal Investigator with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on multiple projects estimating and evaluating the impact of the Affordable Care Act in California. At the Center he has consulted for Covered California (California’s Health Benefit Exchange), the California Department of Health Care Services, San Mateo County, and the City and County of San Francisco. In 2006, he served on the San Francisco Universal Health Care Council and worked on the development of the City’s Health Care Security Ordinance. Before joining the Labor Center, Jacobs was with the Bay Area Organizing Committee (BAOC), an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, and served as codirector of the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition. Miranda Dietz is a researcher at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, working on employment and health care issues in California. She has written on temporary and subcontracted work in California as well as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University. t h e au t h o r s Carrie H. Colla is Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth Medical School and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College. She is a health economist specializing in health insurance markets, insurance benefit design, provider payment, and the care and needs of the elderly. Some of her current work examines the effectiveness of a payment and delivery system reform, Accountable Care Organizations. She received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. William H. Dow is Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, where he is head of c o n t r i b u t o r s 317 the Division of Health Policy and Management. He is also associate director of the Berkeley Population Center and the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging. In addition, he is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and previously served as senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He received his PhD in economics from Yale University. Honors include the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators awarded by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Kenneth J. Arrow Award given by the International Health Economics Association. Arindrajit Dube is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts...


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  • Labor policy -- California -- San Francisco.
  • Labor laws and legislation -- California -- San Francisco.
  • Wages -- Government policy -- California -- San Francisco.
  • Employee rights -- California -- San Francisco.
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