Philip Moss is a professor in the Department of Economics and Co-Director of the Economics and Social Development of Regions program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is an economist by training and teaches courses in local and regional development, public policy, organizational development, and research methods. As a researcher he works primarily on the impacts of structural change in the economy and within firms on the distribution of economic opportunity. He is particularly interested in opportunities for different race and gender groups, on the fate of low wage workers and low wage jobs, and on changing skill needs and skill development strategies of firms.

Before coming to the University of Massachusetts Lowell, he taught at Boston University, was a staff analyst for the Special Assistant to the U.S. Department of Labor, a Brookings Institution policy fellow at the U.S. Department of Labor, and a research fellow at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Article | Jul 16, 2020

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Employment and Earnings of African Americans Fifty Years After: Progress?

Paper Working Paper Series | | Jul 2020

To fulfill MLK’s vision of jobs and freedom for Black Americans, Washington must rein in corporate greed

How the Disappearance of Unionized Jobs Obliterated an Emergent Black Middle Class

Article | Jun 15, 2020

Since the 1980s, the enemy of equal employment opportunity through upward socioeconomic mobility has been the pervasive and entrenched corporate-governance ideology and practice of maximizing shareholder value.

How the Disappearance of Unionized Jobs Obliterated an Emergent Black Middle Class

Paper Working Paper Series | | Jun 2020

In this introduction to our project, “Fifty Years After: Black Employment in the United States Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,” we outline the socioeconomic forces behind the promising rise and disastrous fall of an African American blue-collar middle class.