Clair Brown is an economics professor and director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley.
Brown has published research on many aspects of the labor market, including high-tech workers, labor market institutions, firm employment systems and performance, the standard of living, wage determination, and unemployment. The industries she has studied in the field include semiconductors, automobiles, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and high-tech start-ups.
Brown heads the human resources group of Sloan Semiconductor Program at U.C. Berkeley. Their research has analyzed how the labor market for engineers has been changing, and how semiconductor companies create and capture value. Her books include Economic Turbulence (with coauthors). She is collaborating on a book on the semiconductor industry, Change Is the Only Constant.
Brown earned her doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland and her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wellesley College.
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