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About Adam Seth Litwin

Adam Seth Litwin is Associate Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell’s ILR School. Litwin’s research, anchored in industrial relations, examines the determinants and impact of labor relations structures and technological change. His doctoral dissertation, completed at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focused specifically on employment relations and information technology in the healthcare industry. It won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s annual prize for the top dissertation in industry studies. Since then, he has published a mix of empirical and conceptual studies intersecting the areas of labor relations and technological change, in both industrial relations and medical journals, including the Industrial and Labor Relations ReviewIndustrial RelationsAdvances in Industrial and Labor RelationsApplied Clinical Informatics, and the International Review of Psychiatry. At Cornell, he teaches undergraduate and graduate core courses in labor relations as well as electives focused on the evolution and impact of technological change on workers, organizations, and society-at-large.

Litwin joined Cornell’s ILR faculty in the fall of 2014 after serving as a standing faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, where he held appointments in the Carey Business School and the School of Medicine. Before earning his PhD from MIT, Litwin conducted research on industrial relations institutions in Great Britain as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellow at the London School of Economics. He also put in time “inside the beltway” as a research assistant at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington.


2014 - Present Associate Professor, Cornell University ILR School Economics

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • John T. Dunlop Outstanding Young Scholar Award, Labor and Employment Relations Association, winner, 2015.
  • Emerging Scholar Award in Employee Participation and Ownership, Academy of Management, Human Resources Division, 2013
  • Kauffman Firm Survey Promising Paper Award, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, selection, 2012
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association Refereed Papers Competition, selection, 2012
  • Kauffman Firm Survey Contributor Award, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2011
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association Refereed Papers Competition, selection, 2011
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Dissertation Prize, First Place, 2009
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association Dissertation Award, honorable mention, 2009
  • Best Paper Derived from a Recent Dissertation, Academy of Management, Healthcare Management Division, finalist, 2009
  • Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Trust, postdoctoral research fellowship, 2003-2009
  • Best Student Paper, University Council of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Programs, 2008

Contact Information

Ives Hall, Room 363


Articles (15)

Contributions to Books (2)