Areas of Expertise
- Industrial Policy
- Labor and Employment
- Leadership and Management
- Leadership and Social Change
- Macroeconomic Policy
- Social and Economic Policy
Robert B. Reich has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He also served on President-Elect Obama’s transition advisory board. He has written twelve books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages; the best-sellers The Future of Success and Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism, Aftershock and Beyond Outrage.
Professor Reich is co-founding editor of The American Prospect magazine. His commentaries can be heard weekly on public radio’s Marketplace. In 2003, Reich was awarded the prestigious Vaclav Havel Vision Foundation Prize, by the former Czech president, for his pioneering work in economic and social thought. In 2008, Time Magazine named him one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the century. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his M.A. from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
GSPP Working Paper: GSPP08-003 (August 2008)
This paper argues that the new interest in so-called "corporate social responsibility" is founded on a false notion of how much discretion a modern public corporation has to sacrifice profits for the sake of certain social goods, and that the promotion of corporate social responsibility by both the private and public sectors misleads the public into believing that more is being done by the private sector to meet certain public goals than is in fact the case.
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Reich, Robert B. Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It. New York: Vintage, 2012.
Reich, Robert B. Aftershock: The next Economy and America's Future. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Reich, Robert B. Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Reich, Robert B. Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
Reich, Robert B. I'll Be Short: Essentials for a Decent Working Society. Boston: Beacon, 2002.
Reich, Robert B. The Future of Success: Working and Living in the New Economy. New York: Vintage, 2002.
Articles and Op-Eds
San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2013
California Progress Report, July 9, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2013
Huffington Post, June 28, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2013
Huffington Post, June 21, 2013
June 20, 2013
Washington Post Online, June 11, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2013
USA Today, April 23, 2013
Huffington Post, April 10, 2013
Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2013
Baltimore Sun, March 27, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, March 15, 2013
Huffington Post, March 5, 2013
Huffington Post, March 4, 2013
NPR's Talk of the Nation, February 25, 2013
Santa Rosa Press Democrat, February 25, 2013
Business Insider, February 21, 2013
Baltimore Sun, February 20, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 2013
Business Insider, January 29, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, January 25, 2013
Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle, January 11, 2013
Huffington Post, January 10, 2013
KQED Radio, November 2, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, October 12, 2012
Wall Street Journal Live, October 3, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, September 29, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, September 21, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, September 8, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, August 18, 2012
Christian Science Monitor, July 19, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, June 17, 2012
New York Times, November 24, 2011
Huffington Post, November 5, 2011
New York Times, September 3, 2011
Huffington Post, July 25, 2011
Washington Post, February 1, 2009
New York Times, August 4, 2013
Robert Reich, Paul Solman
Date: October 11, 2013 Duration: 6 minutes
Date: August 1, 2013
Event: Cal Day 2012
Date: April 21, 2012 Duration: 59 minutes
Event: Mario Savio Lecture
Date: November 19, 2011 Duration: 18 minutes