John Earle

John Earle

Research Fellow:
  • Central European University, Budapest
Research areas:
  • Firm-level and worker-level effects of public policies Political economy Firm performance Privatization and corporate governance

John S. Earle joined the School of Public Policy in August 2010. The recipient of economics degrees from Oberlin College (B.A.) and Stanford University (M.A. and Ph.D.), he also studied music at Oberlin Conservatory, Stanford and the Vienna Musikhochschule. He has taught at the Central European University (1991-2010), Stanford University (1990-2000), the Stockholm School of Economics (1997-2001), and the University of Vienna (1991); and he has been an affiliated researcher with the Institute for International Studies at Stanford (1995-97), the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (1997-2001), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, since 1999), the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (since 2007), the Center for Advanced Studies in Vienna (1991-92) and the Brookings Institution (1987). Professor Earle’s research focuses on the firm-level and worker-level effects of public policies, particularly under conditions of structural and institutional change, and he has written widely on labor markets, political economy, firm performance, privatization and corporate governance, entrepreneurship, industry dynamics, organizational practices, and the consequences of restructuring for employees. His approach is comparative, institutional, and interdisciplinary, and much of his work develops and analyzes large micro-databases for multiple economies in Central and Eastern Europe.

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