Philip T. Harvey

Professor of Law and Economics
Rutgers School of Law-Camden

Professor Harvey is Professor of Law and Economics at Rutgers School of Law-Camden, where he teaches Contracts, Labor and Employment Law, Law & Economics, and Social Welfare Law and Policy. He received his B.A. degree from Yale University, his Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

After clerking for the Honorable Robert L. Carter in the Southern District of New York, Dr. Harvey worked as a Litigation Associate specializing in employment disputes at the New York law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton. He has also previously been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, a Visiting Professor of Law and Political Science at City College of New York, a Visiting Professor of Law and Economics at the Yale School of Organization and Management, and was the first Joanne Woodward Professor of Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College.

Dr. Harvey’s research focuses on public policy options for securing economic and social human rights, with a particular emphasis on the right to work. He is the author of Securing the Right to Employment: Social Welfare Policy and the Unemployed in the United States (Princeton University Press, 1989), and coauthor of America’s Misunderstood Welfare State: Persistent Myths, Enduring Realities, with Jerry Mashaw and Theodore Marmor (Basic Books, 1990).

Dr. Harvey’s other recent publications on include “Securing the Right to Work at the State or Local Level with a Direct Job-Creation Program,” Big Ideas for Jobs Initiative, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California at Berkeley (November 2011); “Back To Work: A Public Jobs Proposal for Economic Recovery,” Demos (March 2011); and “A Trickle-Up Recovery Plan,” in “Obama’s New Deal?,” 89 Rutgers, Winter 2009, at 37, 88. Additional publications can be found on his website.