"Richard B. Freeman holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard
University. He is currently serving as Faculty Co-Chair of the Harvard University Trade Union Program. He is also director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, co-director of the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance, and visiting professor at the London School of Economics.
Richard Freeman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently serving on the National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Panel of the United States National Academy of Science. In September of 2001 he delivered the first JP Morgan Fellow Lecture on "The Impact of the Internet on the Economy: Revolutionary Force or Overblown Hype?" at the Hans Arnhold Center, Germany.
Professor Freeman has published over 300 articles dealing with topics in youth labor market problems, crime, higher education, the growth and decline of unionism, self-organizing non-unions in the labor market, restructuring European welfare states, Chinese labor markets, transitional economies, high skilled labor markets, economic discrimination, labor standards and globalization, income distribution and equity in the marketplace. He is currently directing an LSE
research program on the effects of the internet on labor markets, social behavior and the economy."
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