Kristin Dziczek is director of the Labor & Industry Group at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). Dziczek joined CAR in 2005, and has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher and policy analyst. She is widely quoted as a national expert on automotive labor issues, especially on the topic of labor union relations and contracts.
The Labor and Industry Group performs analysis of the automotive industry’s employment, productivity, wages, benefits, education and training, occupations, labor agreements, plant locations, and capacity utilization, as well as forecasting and modeling employment and market demand. The group’s research focuses on developing a better understanding of developments in human resource and education issues and policies, as well as tracking critical industry information and government data related to the existing automotive endowment, production, global competitiveness, trade, markets and automotive development in emerging economies.
Prior to joining CAR, Dziczek served as the associate director of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, and has worked for the U.S. Congress, International Union UAW, and General Motors Corporation. She has published articles in the Monthly Labor Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Journal of Technology Transfer and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, among others. She earned her B.A. in economics, M.P.P. in public policy, and M.S. in industrial and operations engineering, all from the University of Michigan.