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DANIEL J.B. MITCHELL is professor-emeritus at UCLA Anderson School of Management and the School of Public Affairs, U.C.L.A. Within the latter school, he chaired the Department of Policy Studies (now the Department of Public Policy) during 1996-97. Prof. Mitchell was formerly director of the U.C.L.A. Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (1979-90) and continues to serve on the Institute's advisory committee. During Phase II of the federal wage/price controls program of the early 1970s, Prof. Mitchell was chief economist of the Pay Board, the agency that administered wage controls. He was twice associated with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., including a stint as a senior fellow in the economic studies program (1978-79), and participated in several Brookings-sponsored research projects.
Professional activities have included memberships and committee responsibilities on the Executive Boards of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (both national and Southern California), the North American Economics and Finance Association, and the Institute of Industrial Relations Association. Prof. Mitchell is a past president of the North American Economics and Finance Association. He was named a distinguished fellow of this association, now known as the International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association, in 2007.
Prof. Mitchell has also served on the nominating committee of the American Economic Association and on the editorial boards of various academic journals. He was co-editor of the journal "Industrial Relations" for many years. Currently, Prof. Mitchell edits the annual "California Policy Options" volumes and contributes a chapter each year on the California state budget.
Prof. Mitchell regularly served as a member of the Human Resource Forecast Panel while it operated at the Conference Board and later at U.C.L.A. He is a member of the International Industrial Relations Association and chairs one of its study groups (Pay Systems). At UCLA, he was co-director and then director (1999-2000) of the UCLA Anderson Business Forecasting Project. As a faculty member at UCLA, he has created a course on "California Policy Issues" (now co-taught with former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis), now a core course of the minor in public policy. Prof. Mitchell received an Excellence in Education award in 2006 from the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
Prof. Mitchell has served as a consultant to the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board, the President's Council on Wage and Price Stability, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the International Labour Organisation. He is neutral chair of the board that oversees the health plans of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277.
Mitchell's past publications were generally in the areas of wage determination, wage-price controls, concession bargaining, flexible pay plans, non-wage employee benefits, use of labor-market data, labor standards in international trade, and other aspects of labor-market analysis. He now focuses on California policy issues, especially state finance. Currently, however, he is part of a team developing an online network and website to foster research in the employment area known as the Employment Policy Research Network.
Prof. Mitchell is the author of Pensions, Politics, and the Elderly: Historic Social Movements and Their Lessons for Our Aging Society (M.E. Sharpe, 2000). The book uses California's colorful experience with "pensionite" movements of the state's seniors during the period from the 1920s through the 1940s to draw implications for the upcoming retirement of the baby boom. In 2007, Prof. Mitchell received the Excellence in Education Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
Mitchell lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Alice. They have two adult children.
Dan Mitchell Reacts to California's Budget Crisis. Watch a brief video with Prof. Mitchell (Windows Media).
MGT 205A - International Business Economic (YouTube videos)
MGT M250A - Labor Relations (YouTube Videos)
MGT M259C - Labor Market and Public Policy (YouTube videos)
Public Policy 10b - California Policy Issues (YouTube videos)
Public Policy 233 - California Employment Issues (YouTube videos)
Good and Bad News about Washington's Wrangling over the Debt Ceiling
Macro Policy: Lessons from the Past and from Below
Voter Rejection to the October 2010 Budget Deal
How to solve our trade mess without a confrontation with China
Jobs Takes Poll Position Among California Voters
The dark heart of banking regulation
The lowdown behind California budget speak
Work Americans won't do
Arguing over federal aid won't solve state's worsening fiscal crisis
Time to Go Back to School
Reading between the lines: Legislature's fiscal advisers endorse privatizing UC
To post or not to post? A question for the Bee
Déjà vu on universal health care?
Upcoming Graduates a Class Unto Themselves
California - Golden Dream to Golden Mean
Righting the Ship
Lost in Translation
Raise Wages, Not Walls
Privatization May Be the Way to Go for Reform of UC Problems
Surplus? California is Running a Deficit
California Policy Options 2014
California Policy Options 2013
California Policy Options 2012
California Policy Options 2011
California Policy Options 2010
California Policy Options 2009
California Policy Options 1997-2008
Business Forecast 1984
Business Forecast 1983
Business Forecast 1981
Business Forecast 1979
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: October-December 2013
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: July-September 2013
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: April-June 2013
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: January-March 2013
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: October-December 2012
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: July 2012 to September 2012
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: April 2, 2012 to June 25, 2012
Still A Ways Off; Daniel J.B. Mitchell; Los Angeles Business Journal; January 30, 2012
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: December 19, 2011 to March 26, 2012
Mitchell's Musings Blog for EPRN: Dec. 9, 2010 to Dec. 12, 2011
Frederic Meyers Obituary; Sarah Meyers Allan, Archie Kleingartner & Daniel Mitchell; 1999
California Human Resources Forecast 1995; Rosalind M. Schwartz & Daniel J.B. Mitchell
California Human Resources Forecast 1994; Rosalind M. Schwartz & Daniel J.B. Mitchell
California Human Resources Forecast 1993; Susan Way-Smith & Daniel J.B. Mitchell
Why Are Wage Settlements So Low?; Daniel J.B. Mitchell; Town Hall Reporter; May 1986