Ofer Sharone is an Assistant Professor in the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER). His research examines the interplay between varied labor market and workplace institutions, on the one hand, and workers’ practices and experiences, on the other. His studies are primarily cross-national comparisons and utilize in-depth interviews and participant observations. Ofer’s current research compares the effects of different labor market institutions on the experiences of unemployed white-collar job seekers in Israel and the United States. Ofer’s teaching interests include the sociology of work, economic sociology, negotiations, and social theory.
Professor Sharone joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2009, after receiving his Ph.D. in sociology at UC Berkeley. He also holds a JD from Harvard Law School, and has practiced international law in San Francisco and Japan.
Sharone is a Big Think Delphi Fellow.