Jed DeVaro is a labor economist with over 20 years of professional experience. His main area of expertise is human resources management, particularly compensation, careers and promotions, worker incentives, recruiting, and job design, in both the executive and general labor markets. His textbook on compensation, Strategic Compensation and Talent Management: Lessons for Managers (Cambridge University Press, 2020), is used in MBA and undergraduate business classes around the world. DeVaro’s publications in leading academic journals have been cited over 2700 times and span economics, finance, strategy, organizational behavior, human resources management, and political science. He has presented his work in numerous international venues, given keynote addresses at international conferences, and lectured to groups of executives and recruiters.
DeVaro is The Wang Family Professor in the College of Business and Economics at California State University East Bay, where he has held a joint appointment in both the Department of Economics and the Department of Managementsince 2008. DeVaro is on the editorial boards of several journals, an editor at the IZA World of Labor journal, and a senior research fellow at ETLA Economic Research, in Helsinki, Finland. He was an assistant professor of labor economics in Cornell University’s ILR School from 2001-2008. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, he was an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.