Jed DeVaro

The Wang Family Professor, Departments of Management and Economics, California State University East Bay

The Wang Family Professor, Departments of Management and Economics, College of Business and Economics, California State University East Bay, USA

Jed DeVaro studies labor economics and the economics of human resources management. His academic publications span economics, finance, strategy, organizational behavior, human resources management, and political science. He has authored a textbook entitled Strategic Compensation and Talent Management: Lessons for Managers (Cambridge University Press, 2020). His current research examines work schedules, executive compensation and firm performance, and career mobility. He is best known for his research on promotions, and in particular gender and racial differences in promotions, differences between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and how firms use promotions to create incentives for workers and match them to jobs within organizations. He is on the editorial boards of several journals, is an editor at the IZA World of Labor journal, and is a senior research fellow at ETLA Economic Research, in Helsinki, Finland.

Prior to joining CSUEB in 2008, DeVaro was an assistant professor of labor economics in the ILR School at Cornell University. Before starting his graduate work, he was an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. 

Jed DeVaro received degrees in economics from Stanford University (Ph.D., 2002, and M.A., 1998) and Swarthmore College (B.A. with distinction, 1994).

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