Marjorie E. Wood focuses on income and wealth inequality, minimum wage and worker justice, and higher education reform. While At IPS, Wood co-authored multiple reports, including The One Percent at State U, which was the first study to connect the rising pay of university presidents with an increase in adjunct faculty and student debt. This study was featured in a New York Times editorial and in many other prominent media outlets.

Wood currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Labor and Research Action Network, a group that connects academic experts around the country with labor organizers. She has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago (2011) where she received the Herbert G. Gutman Prize, a national award for the best dissertation in U.S. Labor History given annually by the Labor and Working-Class History Association. Prior to joining IPS, Wood was a visiting professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.


The Scourge of Siphon-Up Economics

Addressing inequality head-on will put our nation’s wealth back where it belongs — with all of us.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Obamacare Benefit You’ve Never Heard Of

How a little-known provision in the Affordable Care Act saved Americans $72 million

A Prescription for Treating Runaway CEO Pay

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, your premiums are now guaranteed to pay for health care instead of executives’ yachts.

Executive Excess 2014: The Obamacare Prescription for Bloated CEO Pay

This 21st annual report reveals hefty taxpayer savings from a little-known Affordable Care Act executive compensation reform.

Is Wal-Mart Treating Workers Like Pop-Tarts?

The big-box giant is upending people’s lives by subjecting its workers to unpredictable scheduling.

Obama Takes Important Step on Student Debt

Until both lawmakers and universities prioritize reinvesting in America’s young people, the student debt crisis isn’t going anywhere.

Student Debt Report Captures National Attention

IPS’ recent report has garnered significant attention in prominent national media outlets.

The One Percent at State U

New report finds that student debt and low-wage faculty labor are rising faster at state universities with the highest-paid presidents.

Infographic: “One Percent” State Universities

Student debt and low-wage faculty labor are rising faster at state universities with the highest-paid presidents.

UPDATED: The One Percent at State U

After minor revisions due to updated data from the American Federation of Teachers, the report still concludes that student debt and low-wage faculty labor are rising faster at the state universities with the 25 highest-paid presidents.

Restaurant Industry Pay: Taxpayers’ Double Burden

New report shows that while restaurant executives are fighting living wages for their workers, they’re also benefiting from tax subsidies for their own pay.

White House Says Raising Tipped Wage Helps Women

President Obama supports raising the tipped minimum wage and emphasizes that this move would help women, who make up the majority of tipped workers.