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Carol Zabin, Senior Director of Emerging Programs

About Carol Zabin

Carol Zabin (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is a labor economist whose research has addressed low-wage labor markets, labor standards, workforce development, and other economic development issues in the United States and Mexico. Her current research focuses on the impact of climate and clean energy policy on California's economy, workers, and labor unions. Carol led two comprehensive studies for the California Public Utilities Commission, Workforce Issues and Energy Efficiency Programs: A Plan for California's Utilities (2014) and the California Workforce Education and Training Needs Assessment for Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation, and Demand Response (2011). Carol serves as chair of the Labor Center Green Economy Program. In 2013, she was appointed to the executive council of the California Workforce Development Board (formerly the Workforce Investment Board); she chairs the board’s Green Collar Jobs Council. Before joining the Labor Center, Carol was on the faculty at Tulane University and UCLA.

Publications by Carol Zabin