Alec Levenson is a senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. His action research and consulting work with companies optimize job and organization performance and HR systems through the application of organization design, job design, human capital analytics, and strategic talent management. Alec has trained HR professionals from a broad range of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies in the application of human capital analytics. His research has been featured in numerous academic and business publications, including the
New York Times, the
Wall Street Journal, the
U.S. News & World Report,
National Public Radio, the
Los Angeles Times,
Fox News. Alec is also on the editorial boards of
Human Resource Management and
Small Business Economics.
He is the author of
Strategic Analytics: Advancing Strategy Execution and Organizational Effectiveness and Employee Surveys That Work, and is the co-author of
What Millennials Want From Work. Alec has received research grants from the Sloan Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. National Science Foundation, China National Science Foundation, and National Institute for Literacy. He received a PhD and an MA in economics from Princeton University, specializing in labor economics and development economics, and a BA in economics and Chinese language (double major) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.