Oren M. Levin-Waldman, PhD
Oren M. Levin-Waldman is a Research Scholar at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, a Research Associate at the Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Mobility, a Policy Research Fellow in Labor Studies at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, and a Labor Market and Demographics specialist at Political Vip. He has been on the faculty at The New School, Marist, Bard, and Rutgers University-Newark. Among his academic appointments, he held the Henry J. Raimondo Endowed Chair in Urban Research and Public Policy at New Jersey City University, and was for many years a Resident Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, where he also taught public policy. Additionally, he served as a consultant to both Public/Private Ventures and the Community Services Society of New York, having conducted a study of New York City’s labor market, with specific emphasis on income inequality. He specializes in public policy and political economy, with strong interest in political philosophy, and has written extensively on policy issues ranging from welfare reform and workforce development to labor market issues including unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and other issues relating to income security.
He is the author of several books, including: Understanding Public Policy in the U.S. (Top Hat 2019): Restoring the Middle Class through Wage Policy: Arguments for a Minimum Wage (Palgrave Macmillan f 2018: The Minimum Wage: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO 2016); Wage Policy, Income Distribution, and Democratic Theory (Routledge 2011); The American Constitution (Bridgepoint Education Co. 2011); The Political Economy of the Living Wage: A Study of Four Cities (M.E. Sharpe 2005); The Case of the Minimum Wage: Competing Policy Models (State University of New York Press 2001); Reconceiving Liberalism: Dilemmas of Contemporary Liberal Public Policy (University of Pittsburgh Press 1996); and Plant Closure, Regulation, and Liberalism: The Limits to Liberal Public Philosophy (University Press of America 1992).
He has been published in Policy Sciences, Review of Social Economy, Forum for Social Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, Challenge, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Public Affairs Quarterly, Review of Policy Research, Regional Labor Review, Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations (AILR), Journal of Socio-Economics, and the Journal of Workplace Rights as well as having written several applied public policy studies. He is also on the editorial boards of Perspectives on Work, a publication of the Labor Employment Relations Association (LERA) and the Regional Labor Review published by the Center for Labor and Democracy at Hofstra University. Levin-Waldman was also an NEH Summer Humanities Fellow at Princeton University.
Levin-Waldman has made several media appearances, including Al-Jazeera America, CBS Up to the Minute, Fox News, The New York Times, the BBC’s Up All Night, and local National Public Radio station affiliates. He is also a regular guest on Westchester on the Level, a blog/talk radio show.
Additionally, he has made presentations at Brown University as part of the Thomas J. Anton/Fred Lippitt lecture series, the University of Zurich, and at the Seminar on Political Economy and Contemporary Social Issues at Columbia University.
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