Peter B. Berg

Peter B. 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 B. Berg is the Director and a Professor of Employment Relations in 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 public policy and management practice, and international comparisons of working time. Dr. Berg is the author of numerous publications in a variety of academic journals, including Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Industrial Relations, and has presented his research throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He is also a co-author of the book Manufacturing Advantage: Why High Performance Work Systems Pay Off. Dr. Berg has served as an executive board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and is currently a member of the Industry Studies Association board of directors. He also serves on the editorial board of WSI-Mitteilungen and on the international advisory board of the British Journal of Industrial Relations.