Alec Levenson
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 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 human capital analytics. His research has been featured in numerous academic and business publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, CNN, the Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Marketplace, and 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 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 master’s degree in economics from Princeton University, specializing in labor economics and development economics, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and Chinese language (double major) from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.