Lonnie Golden, Ph.D.

Lonnie Golden
Professor of Economics, Business
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Sutherland, 413
Penn State Abington
0119 Sutherland Building
Abington, PA 19001


Ph. D., Economics, University of Illinois-Urbana

Teaching Interests and Courses taught

Labor Market Analysis (HRER 816--World Campus/Labor Studies and Employment Relations Professional Master's Degree).
Economics of Labor Markets (ECON 410).
Labor Economics (ECON 315).
Work-Life Policies and Practices (LER 472).
Employment Relations (LER 100).
Microeconomics (ECON 2).

Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 304).
Price Theory (BA 533, PSU Great Valley MBA).
HDFS 424 (The Family in Economic Context).
Macroeconomics (ECON 4).

Research Interests and Innovations

Economics of Work Hours,Work Schedules, Workplace Flexibility, Overwork, Student Employment, Contingent Employment, Time Use and Worker Well Being (Health, Happiness).

Selected publications list

Recent Academic Journal Articles:

FLSA Working Hours Reform: Worker Well-Being Effects in an Economic Framework, Industrial Relations (forthcoming, October 2015).

Overwork, Overemployment and Workaholism: Distinctions between Heavy Investments in Work Time. Heavy Investments in Work Time, Itzhak Harpaz and Raphael Snir (eds.), Psychology Press Taylor & Francis Group (Emerald), 2015, pp. 140-169.

Explaining Organizational Variation in Flexible Work Arrangements: Why the Pattern and Scale of Availability Matter. Community, Work & Family Vol. 17, issue 2, 2014, 115-141 (with Stephen Sweet, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Elyssa Besen).

Work Schedule Flexibility for Workers: A Path to Employee Happiness? Journal of Social Research and Policy. Symposium Issue: Between Wealth and Well Being, 4(2), December 2013, 107-135. (with J. Henly, S. Lambert and J. Kim).

Becoming Too Small to Bail? Prospects for Workers in the 2011-12 Economy and 112th Congress, Symposium issue on, “Labor and Employment Law under the Obama Administration: A Time for Hope and Change?” Indiana Law Journal, 2012, Issue 1, Volume 87, pp. 11-43.

A Purpose for Every Time? The Timing and Length of the Workweek and Implications for Workers’ Well Being and Law, Connecticut Law Review, May 2010, 42, 4, 1181-1202.

Not Formally Introduced? Formal vs. Informal Flexible Daily Work Schedules among US Workers, Industrial Relations, 48, 1, January 2009, 27-54.

A Brief History of Long Work Time and the Contemporary Sources of Overwork, Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 84, Supplement 2, January 2009, 217-227.

Limited Access: Disparities in Access to Flexible Work Schedules and Location, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 29, 1, March 2008, 86-110.

Overtime Work and Worker Well-Being at Home, Review of Social Economy, 66, 1, March 2008, 24-49 (with Barbara Wiens-Tuers).

Which Workers Prefer to Exchange Income for a Change in Work Hours in the US? Monthly Labor Review, April 2007, 18-37.

The Economics of Flexible Work Scheduling: Theoretical Advances and Paradoxes, Chapter 9 in B. Rubin (ed.), Research in the Sociology of Work, Workplace Temporalities, Volume 17, May 2007, 323–351, Elsevier Ltd. (with Morris Altman).

Recent Reports

Golden, Lonnie. Irregular Work Scheduling and Its Consequences, Economic Policy Institute, Briefing Paper #394, April 9, 2015.

Golden, Lonnie. Flexibility and Overtime Among Hourly and Salaried Workers: When You Have Little Flexibility, You Have Little To Lose, Economic Policy Institute, Briefing Paper #385, September 30, 2014.

Work Sharing and Reduced Hours in North America: a Policy Tool for Employment? Report for ILO/TRAVAIL March 2010.

The Effects of Working Time on Productivity and Firm Performance: A Research Synthesis, International Labor Organization, Conditions of Work and Employment (TRAVAIL), Geneva, 2012.

Books co-edited:

Working Time: International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives, Routledge Press, London UK: 2001;

Nonstandard Work: The Nature and Challenge of Changing Employment Arrangements, Cornell University Press, Ithaca NY: 2000.

Selected awards, grants

Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers, Irregular Work Scheduling, Underemployment, Economic Policy Institute, 2014-15.

Work-Sharing and Reduced Hours in the US: Policies and Potentially Positive Effects, International Labor Organization, 2009

Work-Scheduling Project, Consultant to Grant toSocial Services Administration, University of Chicago.

Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law, 2008.

Annual Scholar Award, Penn State Abington College, 2007.

Career Development Professorship, Penn State Abington College, 2005-07.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Workplace, Workforce and Working Families program, 2006.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Workplace, Workforce and Working Families program, 2004-06

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Workplace, Workforce and Working Families program, 2002-03

Nominated article, for Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, 2002.

Economic Policy Institute,  2001-03.