Areas of Expertise:
labor markets | jobs | job creation | employment | women's work | economics
Chris Tilly is a professor of urban planning and an expert on labor markets, inequality, urban development and public policies directed toward better jobs. He is particularly interested in understanding how combinations of institutions and markets generate unequal labor outcomes, and how public policy and collective action can improve and equalize inequality.
Tilly has examined part-time and contingent work, gender and racial disparities, job mobility, and other issues. Although most of his research has been focused on the United States, he has traveled frequently to Latin America and the Caribbean and has written about development issues and social movements in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, and Central America and has undertaking comparative analyses with European colleagues.