Alec Levenson

Labor expert specializing in the economics of human resources

Research scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, USC Marshall School of Business


  • labor markets
  • employment policy
  • job creation
  • minimum wage
  • personnel
  • linking managerial competency systems to the bottom line
  • measuring the productivity of globally distributed software development
  • measuring the business impact of executive coaching
  • building analytical capabilities within the human resources function
  • how companies manage under adversity
  • part-time, temporary and contingent work
  • temps
  • front-line workers
  • company-funded basic skills/ literacy programs
  • workplace education and training
  • welfare reform
  • economics of human resources
  • return on investment (ROI) for teams and organization design
  • measures of organizational effectiveness
  • creating conditions for effective virtual teams
  • consumer and business response to government policy and regulation
  • informal financial institutions
  • rotating savings and credit associations

Additional Information

  • Co-editor of Labor Markets, Employment Policy and Job Creation (1994)
  • Editorial board member, Small Business Economics

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