Peter Berg

Peter  Berg
  • Director
  • Professor
  • PhD, University of Notre Dame, Economics
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, Economics
  • B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, Economics
  • South Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Ln, Room S402A
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 355-1801



Work-life flexibility policies and practices, the aging workforce, working time, collective bargaining and labor relations across countries, and high performance work systems.


Peter Berg is professor of employment relations and Director of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. His research interests include work-life flexibility policies and practices, the implications of an aging workforce for organizations, and international comparisons of working time. Professor Berg is the author of numerous publications in a variety of academic journals, including ILRReveiw, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management Review. He is also a co-author of the book Manufacturing Advantage: Why High Performance Work Systems Pay Off. Professor Berg has been a Fulbright Scholar and conducted research or presented his work in over 20 countries around the world. He has served as an executive board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and as President of the Industry Studies Association. Professor Berg also serves on the editorial board of ILR Review, Work, Aging, and Retirement, and on the international advisory board of the British Journal of Industrial Relations.