John W. Budd is a professor of human resources and industrial relations and director of the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
Professor Budd’s main research interests are in industrial relations, labor relations, and labor economics. He is the author of four books: Employment with a Human Face: Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice (Cornell University Press, 2004), Invisible Hands, Invisible Objectives: Bringing Workplace Law and Public Policy Into Focus (with Stephen Befort, Stanford University Press, 2009), Labor Relations: Striking a Balance (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, now in its 3rd edition), and The Thought of Work (Cornell University Press, 2011). He is also the co-editor of The Ethics of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (with James Scoville, Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2005).
Employment with a Human Face received the Richard A. Lester Prize for the Outstanding Book in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations published in 2004, from Princeton University, and has been translated into Chinese and Arabic. The first edition of Labor Relations: Striking a Balance received a “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award (Accounting / Business / Economics / Management category) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association, and translations into Chinese and Korean are planned. Professor Budd has also published numerous articles in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, the Journal of Labor Economics, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and other journals and edited volumes. He also serves on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Industrial Relations and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate University and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Princeton University. Professor Budd also served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Carlson School’s highly regarded human resources and industrial relations graduate programs for nine years.
Select from the list of EPRN topics below or go to the Topics Page for a more detailed list.