Dr. Eileen Appelbaum joined the Center for Economic Policy and Research in 2010 after eight years as Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations and Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on implications of public policy and company practices for organizational effectiveness and employee outcomes. She has a new book coauthored with Ruth Milkman, Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy, forthcoming from Cornell University Press in Fall 2013. She is currently working on a book with Rosemary Batt (Private Equity at Work) that examines the effects of private equity ownership on managerial decision making, firm sustainability, employment relations and worker outcomes. She has published numerous articles in leading academic journals. Three of her earlier books were selected by Princeton University for its distinguished list of Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics – The New American Workplace (1994), Manufacturing Advantage (2000), and Low Wage America (2003). She has held visiting positions in leading business schools in the UK, New Zealand and Australia and at the WissenschaftszentrumBerlin. In 2010 she was President of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.