Visiting Scholars, 2015 - 2016

David Howell, Visiting Senior Scholar

David Howell is an ARC Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Center and Professor of economics and public policy at The New School (New York City). Recent publications have focused on the effects of labor market institutions and social policy on unemployment across OECD countries; the importance of minimum wage policies for the comparative employment performance of the US and France; and the consequences of rising inequality for economic growth. Current work is focused mainly on a cross-country examination of the effects of alternative policy and institutional regimes on the translation of economic growth into decent jobs, and is aimed at generating lessons for improving US labor market decent job performance. This research is funded by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Leslie McCall, Visiting Senior Scholar

Professor McCall is an ARC Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Center and Professor of Sociology and Political Science, and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. She studies public opinion about inequality and related economic and policy issues as well as trends in actual earnings and family income inequality. She is the author of The Undeserving Rich: American Beliefs about Inequality, Opportunity, and Redistribution (2013) and Complex Inequality: Gender, Class, and Race in the New Economy (2001). Her research has also been published in a wide range of journals and edited volumes and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University.

Lindsay Flynn, Visiting Junior Scholar

Lindsay Flynn holds a PhD in Government from the University of Virginia. She studies the ways in which modern welfare states shape and constrain the behavior of citizens in labor and family markets, and how this behavior shapes politics and society. In particular, she examines housing policies across North America and Europe and their effect on young adults. Her research has been supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg and the Marie Curie COFUND scheme. She is currently conducting research for a book project titled House My Baby: Housing and Fertility in Dual-Earner Societies.