Profile: Douglas L. Kruse

Distinguished Professor


Doug Kruse has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He conducts econometric studies on employee ownership, profit sharing, disability, worker displacement, pensions, and wage differentials. 

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Professor Doug Kruse's book Profit Sharing: Does It Make A Difference? won Princeton's Richard A. Lester prize as the year's Outstanding Book in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations.  His most recent co-authored books include The Citizen’s Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century (Yale University Press), People with Disabilities: Sidelined or Mainstreamed? (Cambridge University Press), and Shared Capitalism at Work (University of Chicago Press). He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Economic Journal, Human Resource Management, Monthly Labor Review, and Industrial Relations. He has testified four times before Congress on his economic research, and conducted several studies for the U.S. Department of Labor and for the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Professor Kruse served as Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers in 2013-2014. He is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA), a Beyster Faculty Fellow at SMLR, an editor of British Journal of Industrial Relations, and was appointed to New Jersey’s State Rehabilitation Council and the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

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