Clair Brown

Professor, Department of Economics
Chair, Center for Work, Technology and Society, Institute of Industrial Relations
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

Clair Brown has published research on many aspects of the labor market, including unemployment, labor market institutions, the standard of living, and firm employment systems and firm performance. The industries she has studied include semiconductors, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and automobiles. She is the author of American Standards of Living, 1918-1988 (Blackwell, 1994) and the editor of Competitive Semiconductor Manufacturing: Human Resources Analysis (University of California, Berkeley, Fall 1997).Brown heads the human resources group of Sloan Semiconductor Program at U.C. Berkeley. Their research has analyzed how the labor market for engineers has been changing, and how semiconductor companies create and capture value. Prof. Brown is currently writing a book on innovation and the management of technology in the 21st century and is extending her work on standards of living.

last updated: March 26th, 2018