The Kellogg Research Project and Fellows
With a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a large team of Kellogg Fellows are conducting interviews around the United States in companies that have significant employee stock ownership in order to assess the ability of modest income workers to accumulate significant capital wealth in these companies. The planning, implementation, and writing part of this project will go on for 2-3 years. Professor Joseph Blasi and Professor Douglas Kruse of SMLR are the co-principal investigators of the research program.
Alex Jordan Becker is a Kellogg Fellow who is studying Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) in the Pacific Northwest of the United States as a research associate. He will examine the role of employee stock ownership in the potential wealth accumulation of diverse workers of modest incomes. Alex brings to the project many years of experience from his career of studying workers in companies and in various community development sites. He is a former member of Americorps and Vista National Service in Seattle, Washington. He has a B.A. in political science and sociology from Evergreen State College and is doing this work as part of a legal career that will focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plans.