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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Craig Olson

Alumni Professor

217 LER Building,  504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820-6297


PhD, Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979
MS, Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977
BS, Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1974

Research Interests

Effect of human resources and human resource policies and practices on organizational performance
Impact of employer provided health insurance on the labor market behavior of firms and individuals
Causes of the decline in employer provided health insurance in the U.S.


LER 542 Collective Bargaining
LER 590I Compensation and Performance Incentives
LER 590J Macro HR Research Methods