Stephen Herzenberg is the executive director of the Keystone Research Center (KRC) and holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. His research has focused on the U.S. and global auto industry; the rise of the service-dominated new economy; the challenges unions face adapting to the new economy; workforce development; economic development; industry studies, including early childhood education, long-term care, manufacturing, and construction; and state policy issues generally. His writings include The State of Working Pennsylvania, published annually since 1996. His publications for national audiences include Losing Ground in Early Childhood Education, Economic Policy Institute, 2005; New Rules for a New Economy: Employment and Opportunity in Postindustrial America, Cornell/ILR press, 1998; and U.S.-Mexico Trade: Pulling Together or Pulling Apart? Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress, September 1992.
Before joining Keystone, Steve taught at Rutgers University and worked at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). At USDOL, he served as assistant to the chief negotiator of the labor side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement.