Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs

Columbia University

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez is an Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He received his PhD in Government and Social Policy from Harvard University and his B.A. with honors in political science from Northwestern University. Previously, he worked at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC with a focus on health reform and Social Security. He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and was elected to the board of that organization in 2016. In 2016, he was named one of Pacific Standard’s “30 under 30” thinkers. He studies the political economy of the United States, with an emphasis on the politics of organized interests, especially business.

Grants

  • 2017, Unbundling worker and manager preferences for workplace organization: understanding support for new forms of labor representation, $36,135

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