Gary Fields is the John P. Windmuller Chair of International and Comparative Labor and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. After receiving his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan, he became a professor at Yale and six years later joined the faculty at Cornell. He teaches and conducts research in labor economics and development economics and has chaired the Department of Labor Economics three times. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), Oxford University, University of Warwick, the London School of Economics, and the Paris School of Economics. He has published more than 150 books and articles; his most recent book, Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey (Oxford University Press, 2012), discusses how the poor from around the world work, how labor market policies can help the poor earn their way out of poverty, and what we can do to help. His current research is on income mobility and labor markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.