Michelle Holder

Michelle Holder

Michelle Holder
Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
212-393-6480
Room number: 
9.63.31 NB

Education

The New School for Social Research, New York
Ph.D. in Economics, 2013
Concentrations: Labor Economics, Advanced Political Economy

The New School for Social Research, New York
M.A. in Economics
Concentrations: Race, Class, and Gender

University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Ann Arbor              
M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)           

Fordham University, College at Lincoln Center, New York                                  
B.A. in Economics

Bio

Michelle Holder is an Assistant Professor of Economics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Prior to joining the John Jay faculty, she worked professionally as an economist for over a decade in both the non-profit and government sectors, including as senior labor market analyst at an 160-year-old nonprofit antipoverty organization where she wrote about labor force and poverty trends in New York City, and as an economist at the Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for NYC where she monitored and wrote about trends in the low-wage labor force. Michelle’s research focuses primarily on the position and status of African Americans in the labor market, and her economic policy reports have been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Amsterdam News, El Diario, Al Jazeera, and the New York Daily News.  Her first book African American Men and the Labor Market during the Great Recession will be released from Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. Michelle’s educational background includes Master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the New School for Social Research in NYC and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Fordham University.

Publications

Holder, Michelle. 2017. African American Men and the Labor Market during The Great Recession. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Holder, Michelle. 2013. "Introduction to Articles on Black Women and Work." Review of Black Political Economy Vol. 40 No. 1: 23-25.

Holder, Michelle and Nancy Rankin. 2012. Upgrading Security: Unionization and Changes in the Workforce, Wages, and Standards in the NYC Security Industry, 2004-2011. Community Service Society of New York Policy Report (October).

Holder, Michelle. 2012. "Letter to the Editor"  Crain’s New York Business ." (August 27).

Holder, Michelle. 2012. Women, Blacks, and Older Workers Struggle in Post-Recession New York City. Community Service Society of New York Policy Report (August).

Holder, Michelle. 2012. "Half of Recovery Jobs Offer Low Wages. So Raise Them!" City Limits (April 25).

Holder, Michelle. 2010. Unemployment in New York City during the Recession and Early Recovery. Community Service Society of New York Policy Report.

Holder, Michelle, Teresa Ghilarducci, Jeff Madrick, Nikolaus Papanikolaou, Jonathan Schlefer. 2008. "The Promise of Public Investment." Infrastructure for America’s Economy: Evaluating the Evidence. The New School for Social Research, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis Report: 21-31.

Holder, Michelle. 2005. Katrina: Scenes Reminiscent of Dogs Biting and Fire Hoses on Full Blast. Dēmos: A Network for Ideas and Action Democracy Dispatch #61, September 28.

1997. The New York City Region in the 1990s: A Look at Economic Performance     Compared to the Nation’s Largest Cities.  Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York. Michelle Holder was a contributing writer and researcher to this report.

1996. The New York City Economy: Recent Trends and the Labor Market Implications of Welfare Reform.” Office of the State Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York. Michelle Holder was a contributing writer and researcher to this report.

Research

Michelle Holder's research focuses primarily on the status and position of African Americans in the labor market.

Research interest

Michelle Holder's research focuses primarily on the status and position of African Americans in the labor market.