Thursday, September 17, 2015

Humphrey Prof. Kleiner visiting scholar at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy

Professor Morris Kleiner will be a visiting faculty member and visiting Scholar at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, Italy in late September through early November. While there he will be analyzing the economic and social effects of occupational regulation in the European Union (EU) as well as working on developing new labor market data to evaluate the influence of occupational licensing in the 28 nations of the EU.

Morris M. Kleiner is the AFL-CIO chair of labor policy and professor at the Humphrey School. He also teaches at the University's Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies. He has received many teaching awards including University and School wide ones for classes in public affairs, business, and economics. He has served as an expert on labor issues to government, labor, nonprofits, and business.

Kleiner’s research interests include the analysis of institutions in the labor market, the influence of labor-management policies on organizations, and the role of labor unions in democratic societies. He has published extensively in the top academic journals in labor economics and industrial relations, and is the author, co-author, or coeditor of seven books. Kleiner is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has been a Professor at the University of Kansas, an associate in employment policy with the Brookings Institution, a visiting scholar in the Harvard University economics department, a visiting researcher in the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, a visiting scholar at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and a research fellow at the London School of Economics. He is currently also serving as a Visiting Scholar in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He received a doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois.

Morris M. Kleiner
260 Humphrey Center
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN. 55455
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