Jeff Waddoups received a B.A. degree in 1984 and a PhD degree in 1989 from the University of Utah in Economics with specializations in labor economics and industrial relations. In 1989 he joined the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he has developed and taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in labor economics, research methods, labor law, statistics, health economics, the economics of discrimination, and macroeconomics. He has also held adjunct faculty positions at Penn State’s Human Resource and Employment Relations masters’ program, at Griffith University’s Department of Management, and at the Helsinki School of Economics Bachelor of Business Administration Program. He is the author or co-author of 45 academic articles, and is an internationally and nationally recognized scholar with publications in some of the top journals in labor economics and industrial relations including in such journals as Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. Waddoups has developed a number of areas of research expertise over his career. Most recently, he has focused on the impact of responsible contracting policies on construction costs and the impact of unions on training in the construction industry. He has also examined the extent to which low-wage employers are subsidized through uncompensated health care at public hospitals, the impact of collective bargaining on wages and other outcomes in the hotel-casino industry, and the impact of unions and collective bargaining on the incidence of job training both in Australia and the U.S. He currently directs the graduate program for the Department of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.