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GREGORY DEFREITAS, Ph.D. ECONOMIST

Eastern Economic Research Inc.                Email: gdefreitas@easternecon.com
200 East 10th St., #159                            Tel: 646 325 4622
New York, NY 10003                              Fax: 212 214 0659
                                     

Current Positions:  Professor of Economics & Director, Labor Studies Program, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Director, Eastern Economic Research Inc., New York, NY

Previous Positions:  Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada Economics Supervisor,
Cambridge University, U.K.

Education:  Columbia University: M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
                     Cambridge University, Research Scholar
                     Stanford University, B.A. (Honors)

Research Awards:  Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Immigration Research Grant, National Institutes of Health Research Grant, U.S. Dept. of
Labor Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Professional Affiliations:  American Economic Association, American Association of University Professors, Labor and Employment Relations Association, National Association of Forensic Economists

Selected Publications:  SELECTED PUBLICATIONS [1990 - 2007]  GREGORY   DEFREITAS, Ph.D.

Young Workers in the Global Economy: Job Challenges in North America, Europe and
Japan, (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishers, forthcoming
February 2008).

"Hispanic Immigration and Labor Market Segmentation," in Segmented Labor Markets          and Labor Mobility, Michael Reich (ed.), [volume in series: International Library of                  Critical Writings in Economics, Mark Blaug (ed.), (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton,          MA: Edward Elgar Publishers, forthcoming January 2008).

"The State of New York Unions 2007," Regional Labor Review, vol. 9, Spring 2007;          co-authored with Dr. Bhaswati Sengupta.

"Will New York's Recovery Stall in a National Economic Downshift?" Regional Labor          Review, vol. 9, Spring 2007; co-authored with Dr. Bhaswati Sengupta;

"Anxious Anniversary: Is Recession Stalking the 5-Year-Old Recovery," Regional                   Labor Review, vol. 9, Fall 2006.

"Can Construction Unions Organize New Immigrants?" Regional Labor Review, vol. 9,
Fall 2006.

"Benefits Battles and Budget Cuts in a Weak Job Market," Regional Labor Review, vol.
8, Spring 2006.

"Unemployment Falls, Inequality Rises: New York's Uneven Recovery,"
Regional Labor Review, vol. 8, Fall 2005.

"New York's Youth Employment Problems and Policies," Interview with the NYC
 Commissioner of Youth and Community Development, Regional Labor Review, vol. 7,
Spring/Summer 2005.

"Young Workers, Economic Inequality and Collective Action," [coauthored with Niev
Duffy], chapter in What's Class Got To Do With It? American Society in the 21st
Century, Michael Zweig, ed. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, Spring 2004).

"Profits and Productivity Up, Jobs and Wages Down: Mixed Prospects for the Jobloss
Recovery" Regional Labor Review, vol. 6, Fall 2003.

"Jobless Recovery, Fiscal Crisis and Anti-Labor Policies" Regional Labor Review,
vol. 5, Spring 2003.
   
"Global Tension, Local Recession and Recovery Prospects," Regional Labor Review,
vol. 5, Fall 2002.

"Fear of Foreigners: Immigrants as Economic Scapegoats," in Debating Diversity:
Clashing Perspectives on Race and Diversity in America, Ronald Takaki, ed.
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

"Recession and Recovery in the New York Economy," Regional Labor Review,
vol. 4, Spring/Summer 2002.

"New Organizing and Social Unionism in Manufacturing: Interview with UNITE
President Bruce Raynor" Regional Labor Review, vol. 4, Spring/Summer 2002.

"Economic Ills, Uneven Impacts and New Wage Battles," Regional Labor Review,
vol. 4, Fall 2001.

"Can Unions Win at Region-Wide Low-Wage Organizing? Interview with Hector
Figueroa"Regional Labor Review, vol. 3, Fall 2001.

"Will New York's Job Growth Crash in a National Slump?" Regional Labor Review,
vol. 3, Spring 2001.

"Urban Racial Unemployment Differentials: the New York Case," in R. Cherry &
W. Rodgers, eds. Prosperity for All? The Economic Boom and African Americans.
New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000).

Building A Ladder to Jobs and Higher Wages: Report of the Working Group on New
York's Low-Wage Labor Market, [co-author] (New York: CSS  Press, 2000).

"Election 2000 and Local Labor Market Conditions," Regional Labor Review,
vol. 3, Fall 2000.

"The Boom Breaks Records, But So Does Inequality," Regional Labor Review,
vol. 2, Spring 2000.

"The Evolution of the Hispanic American Labor Force," in C. Gallagher, ed.,
Rethinking the Color Line (Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishers, 1999).

"Job Growth, Unemployment and Wages through Mid-Year 1999," Regional Labor
Review, vol. 2, Fall 1999.

"Human Rights, Foreign Workers, and American Unions: Interview with Charles
Kernaghan," Regional Labor Review, vol. 2, Fall 1999.

"Nonimmigrant Visa Programs: Problems and Policy Reforms," in B. L. Lowell, ed.
Foreign Temporary Workers in America: Policies That Benefit the U.S. Economy
(Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 1999).

"Fear of Foreigners: Immigrants as Scapegoats for Domestic Woes," M. Breslow, ed.,
Real World Microeconomics, 7th ed.  (Sommerville, MA: South End Press, 1999);
revised version of my original piece in same book, 6th ed., 1994.

"Regional Job Growth and Wage Trends in 1998," Regional Labor Review,
vol. 1, Spring 1999 [co-author: Lonnie Stevans].

"A New Union Movement for the New Economy: Interview with AFL-CIO Regional   
Director Joe Alvarez," Regional Labor Review, vol. 1, Spring 1999.

"Labor Surplus, Worker Rights, and Productivity Growth:  A Comparative Analysis of
Asia  and Latin America," Labour, vol. 12, Fall 1998 [co-author: Adriana Marshall] .

"Immigration, Inequality, and Policy Alternatives," in Gerald Epstein and Robert Pollin,
eds. Globalization and Progressive Economic Policy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

"Regional Job Growth and Wage Trends Through Mid-Year 1998," Regional Labor
Review, vol. 1, Fall 1998 [co-author: Lonnie Stevans].

The Impact of Immigration on Youth Employment in New York City: Summary of Findings from an Employer Survey (Washington: U.S. Dept. of Labor, ILAB, 1996).     

"Nonimmigrant Visa Programs: Problems and Policy Reforms," in B. L. Lowell, ed.
Temporary Migrants in the United States (Washington: U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, 1996).

"Education and Labor Market Segmentation," International Encyclopedia of Economics  of Education (Oxford: Elsevier Science Ltd., 1995).

"Unionization Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities," Industrial and Labor Relations,
Review, vol. 46,  January 1993: pp. 284-301.

Inequality At Work:  Hispanics in the US Labor Force (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).

"Youth Employment Patterns in Segmented Labor Markets  in the US and Europe" (co-authors: David Marsden & Paul Ryan), Eastern Economic Journal, vol. 27, June 1991.

"Economic Implications of Immigration Law Reform," in I. Geng, F. Rivera-Batiz, and
         S. Sechzer, eds., U.S. Immigration Policy Reform in the 1980s (New York: Praeger
         Publishers, 1991).

"The Impact of Immigration on the U.S. Economy," in M. D'Innocenzo, ed.,
Immigration and Ethnicity (Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1991)