Paul Osterman is the Nanyang Professor of Human Resources at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Department of Urban Planning at MIT. His most recent book is Gathering Power: The Future of Progressive Politics in America (Beacon Press 2003). He is also the author of Securing Prosperity: How the American Labor Market Has Changed and What to Do About It (Princeton University Press 1999); Employment Futures: Reorganization, Dislocation, and Public Policy, and Getting Started: The Youth Labor Market; the co-author of Working in America; A Blueprint for the New Labor Market; The Mutual Gains Enterprise; Forging a Winning Partnership Among Labor, Management, and Government, and Change at Work, and the editor of Internal Labor MarketsandBroken Ladders:Managerial Careers in the New Economy. In addition, he has written numerous academic journal articles and policy issue papers on topics such as the organization of work within firms, labor market policy, and economic development. Dr. Osterman has been deputy dean at the Sloan School and a senior administrator of job training programs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and he has consulted widely to firms, government agencies, foundations, community groups, and public interest organizations. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT.