Erica is a Visiting Senior Scholar at the ILR School of Cornell University, and served as the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from January 2013 to January 2017. Prior to joining BLS, she was a Vice President and economist in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Erica’s research focuses on jobless recoveries, regional labor markets, wage rigidity and dispersion, the male-female wage differential, service-sector employment, and the role of employers in labor market outcomes. She co-authored the book How New Is the “New Employment Contract”?: Evidence from North American Pay Practices from the W.E. Upjohn Institute Press and co-edited Structural Changes in U.S. Labor Markets: Causes and Consequences, from M.E. Sharpe, Inc.