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Teachers College, Columbia University
Thomas Bailey is the George and Abby O''''Neill Professor of Economics and Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University , as well as Director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the Institute on Education and the Economy. Dr. Bailey holds a PhD in labor economics from MIT, and is an expert on the economics of education, educational policy, community colleges, and the educational and training implications of changes in the workplace. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of policy-oriented and academic journals, and he authored or coauthored several books on the employment and training of immigrants and the extent and effects of on-the-job training. His latest book, Working Knowledge: Work-Based Learning and Education Reform (forthcoming), co-authored with Katherine Hughes and David Moore, examines the costs and educational benefits of internships and other forms of work-based learning. Dr. Bailey has served as a consultant to many public agencies and foundations including the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, and several state and local economic development and educational agencies.