I am the Sarofim Family Career Development Assistant Professor of work and organizations at MIT Sloan School of Management, researching wage and earnings inequality, economic sociology and the sociology of labor. I am affiliated with the Institute for Work and Employment Research and the Economic Sociology program. For the 2021/2022 academic year, I am on research leave and a visiting assistant professor at London Business School's Strategy and Entrepreneurship group.

I study how shifting relations between companies affect wage inequality and earnings growth. Rising earnings inequality since the 1970s has come mostly from growing wage differences between different companies, not between co-workers. Drawing on economic sociology, I provide new evidence on the distributional effects of shifting supply chains, organizational practices and job restructuring.

My research appears in Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology and Social Forces. It has been covered in media outlets including Washington Post, BBC, Nature: Human Behavior, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, The Hill, The Boston Globe, NBC News and CNBC.

Nathan Wilmers
Assistant Professor of Work and Organizations, MIT Sloan
E62-338, Cambridge, MA 02142