Assistant Professor of Work and Organizations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nathan Wilmers is an assistant professor of work and organizations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, researching wage and earnings inequality, economic sociology, and the sociology of labor. In his current research, he studies how wage stagnation and rising earnings inequality result from weakening labor market institutions, shifting market power, and job restructuring. More broadly, he is interested in bringing insights from economic sociology to the study of labor markets and the wage structure. He is affiliated with the Institute for Work and Employment Research and the MIT Economic Sociology program. He also sits on the Faculty Steering Committee of the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research appears in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and Social Forces.
- 2017, Unions, managers and monopolies: how concentration and managerial power contribute to rising wage inequality, $15,000
- 2019, Between exclusion and cumulative advantage: Effects of within-organization mobility on inequality, $30,510, co-funded with the Russell Sage Foundation