Stephen Herzenberg

Executive Director | Keystone Research Center
Research Topics: 
The Labor Market, Economic and Workforce Development, Industry Studies, Industrial Relations, and Labor Standards

Stephen Herzenberg has been the Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center since the organization began operating in 1996. He holds a PhD in Economics from MIT. Before joining Keystone, Steve taught at Rutgers University and worked at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). At USDOL, he served as assistant to the chief negotiator of the labor side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

His publications for national audiences include Losing Ground in Early Childhood Education, 2005; Reinventing the U.S. Labour Movement, Inventing Postindustrial Prosperity: A Progress Report, International Labour Organization, 2005; New Rules for a New Economy: Employment and Opportunity in Postindustrial America, Cornell/ILR press, 1998; U.S.-Mexico Trade: Pulling Together or Pulling Apart?, Office of Technology Assessment, September 1992; and Labor Standards and Development in the Global Economy, UDOL: Bureau of International Labor Affairs, 1990. Steve blogs at