Jake Rosenfeld

Jake Rosenfeld

Jake Rosenfeld is Professor of Sociology at Washington University-St. Louis and the author of You’re Paid What You’re Worth and Other Myths of the Modern Economy (2021) and What Unions No Longer Do (2014).

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The best books on Pay, recommended by Jake Rosenfeld

Economists have tended to assume that the value of our personal contribution—our marginal product—largely determines what we get paid. In reality, there are many other factors involved that have nothing to do with our qualifications or personal performance. Here Jake Rosenfeld, Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St Louis, explains why it is that senior executive pay growth has shot up in recent decades and why, for workers at the bottom, it has flatlined.

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