Michael Handel

Michael Handel

Associate Professor of Sociology
617.373.3620
education Ph.D., 2000, Sociology
Harvard University
Mailing address 539 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Selected Publications

“Trends in Job Skill Demands in OECD Countries.” Report for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris, France), commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (New Skills for New Jobs project) (OECD, forthcoming).

“What Do People Do at Work? A Profile of U.S. Jobs from the Survey of Workplace Skills, Technology, and Management Practices (STAMP)” (OECD, forthcoming).

“Putting Tasks to the Test: Human Capital, Job Tasks and Wages.” (with David H. Autor) Working Paper #15116, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA. (2009).

“Measuring Job Content: Skills, Technology, and Management Practices.” Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Paper no. 1357-08. University of Wisconsin, Madison WI. (2008).

“Computers and the Wage Structure.” Research in Labor Economics. 26:155-196 (2008).

Michael J. Handel. “The Effect of Participative Work Systems on Employee Earnings.” Research in the Sociology of Work Vol. 16 (2006).

Michael J. Handel. Worker Skills and Job Requirements: Is There a Mismatch?. (Economic Policy Institute. Washington, D.C., 2006). | http://www.epi.org/publications/book_worker_skills/

Michael J. Handel. “Trends in Perceived Job Quality, 1989-1998.” Work and Occupations 32:66-94 (2005).

Michael J. Handel and Maury Gittleman. “Is There a Wage Payoff to Innovative Work Practices?” Industrial Relations 43:67-97 (2004).

Michael J. Handel and David I. Levine. “The Effects of New Work Practices on Workers.” Industrial Relations 43:1-43 (2004).

Michael J. Handel. Implications of Information Technology for Employment, Skills, and Wages: Findings from Sectoral and Case Study Research. Report to SRI International (2004).

Michael J. Handel. Implications of Information Technology for Employment, Skills, and Wages: A Review of Recent Research. Report to SRI International (2003).

Michael J. Handel, “Skills Mismatch in the Labor Market” Annual Review of Sociology (2003).

Michael J. Handel, editor and author. The Sociology of Organizations: Classic, Contemporary, and Critical Readings (Sage Publications, 2002). | http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book225544 and http://www.amazon.com/Sociology-Organizations-Contemporary-Critical-Readings/dp/0761987665

Selected Honors & Awards

Richard J. Herrnstein Prize for best dissertation in the social sciences, Harvard University, 2001

James Thompson Award of the Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work of the American Sociological Association, distinguished graduate student paper, “Has Post-Industrialism Made Wages More Unequal? Inequality, Skills, and the Spread of Computer Use at Work,” 2000

Marvin E. Olsen Award of the Environment and Technology section of the American Sociological Association, best graduate student paper “Computers and the Wage Structure,” 1998

Fellow, Center for Industrial Competitiveness (CIC), University of Massachusetts—Lowell, 1996-1997

University Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-1985

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Levy Economics Institute, Bard College