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Carl E. Van Horn, PhD

Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Research Fellow, Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College

Carl E. Van Horn is Professor of Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the founding Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Van Horn is also a Research Fellow of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

The author or editor of 17 books and over 100 scholarly articles and reports on American public policy and the American labor market, Van Horn’s most recent book is Working Scared (Or not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream ( Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

Van Horn is the co-director of the Heldrich Center’s Work Trends Series of national surveys of American workers. The Heldrich Center received the 2013 Policy Impact Award from the American Association of Public Opinion Research for research on long-term unemployment during the Great Recession.

Van Horn was appointed by President Clinton to a Presidential Emergency Board to mediate disputes between labor and management in the railroad industry. He also served as a Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.

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