Susan Houseman is Vice President and Director of Research at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. As a recognized expert on temporary help employment, outsourcing, and nonstandard work arrangements, her research has examined trends in employers’ use of these arrangements and their implications for workers’ wages, benefits, and employment stability. Houseman’s research on outsourcing and offshoring also has highlighted measurement problems in US statistics.
With funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, she has conducted research and organized conferences to study biases in price indexes, productivity and output growth along with other measurement problems arising from the growth of globalization. Other research focuses on work sharing and short-time compensation, older workers and retirement issues, and comparative labor market policies in Japan and Europe.
Houseman chairs the Technical Advisory Committee to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics; is a Program Director and Research Fellow at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) in Bonn, Germany; is a member of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, NBER; and serves on committees for the American Economic Association and the Labor and Employment Research Association. Prior to coming to the Upjohn Institute, Houseman was on the faculty at the University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs and was a Visiting Scholar at The Brookings Institution. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
Dr. Houseman will speak at the "Restoring American Economic Dynamism" conference on November 28.