Paul Osterman

Paul Osterman is the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Featured Research

"How American Adults Obtain Work Skills: Results of a New National Survey."
Osterman, Paul. ILR Review, Forthcoming.

"Skill Training for Adults."
Osterman, Paul. In MIT Work of the Future, Research Brief, Cambridge, MA: October 2020.

Creating Good Jobs: An Industry-Based Strategy.
Osterman, Paul (Ed.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020.

"Contract Employment: Measurement and Implications for Employer-Employee Relationships."
Osterman, Paul. MIT Sloan Working Paper 6473-21. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, 2021.

"In Search of the High Road."
Osterman, Paul. ILR Review Vol. 71, No. 1 (2018): 3-34.

Areas of Interest

  • Economic Development
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Poverty
  • Work Organization

Media Highlights

Home Health Aides, Who Help Elderly And Disabled People, Are In Short Supply

Home health aides work for low wages, but they're critical for elderly and disabled people. A proposal to inject billions of dollars in federal funding may be an opportunity for sweeping change.

Six Labor Policies We Need Now

Workers deserve substantive policy reforms that point the way to a better future, especially in this year of unprecedented crisis.

Giving a Voice – and Support – to American Workers

Long before the pandemic, the United States had a job quality problem. Since the late 1970s, real wages for typical American workers have seen little growth and have not kept pace with increasing productivity, and workers’ share of the economic pie has declined.