Director - Industry, Labor, & Economics Group
Center for Automotive Research
Kristin Dziczek is director of the Industry, Labor & Economics Group at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). Dziczek joined CAR in 2005, and has more than 25 years of experience as a researcher and policy analyst. She is globally recognized as an expert on automotive labor, employment, and talent issues, especially on the topic of labor union relations and contracts, and she regularly presents at conferences and industry events throughout North America.
Kristin leads the ILE team—a group whose expertise includes economic analysis, forecasting & modeling, policy, and economic development. The ILE team’s research portfolio is focused on developing a better understanding of the connections between the automotive industry, technology, the economy, society, and public policy, and is home to CAR’s Automotive Communities Partnership program. Kristin’s research includes analyzing the competitive cost position of the U.S. automotive industry, and evaluating how different tax, trade, or industrial policies and incentives could impact overall automotive sales, production, and employment.
Prior to joining CAR, Kristin 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.
- New Materials/New Skills for Automotive Skilled Trades
- Repurposing Former Automotive Manufacturing Sites in the Midwest
- The World Class Tool Shops and Its Prospects in Michigan
- Beyond the Big Leave: The Future of U.S. Automotive Human Resources
- CAR Research Memorandum: The Impact on the U.S. Economy of the Successful Automaker Bankruptcies
- CAR Research Memorandum: The Impact on the U.S. Economy of a Major Contraction of the Detroit Three Automakers
- 2011 Detroit 3-UAW Labor Contract Negotiations
- Driving Workforce Change: Regional Impact and Implications of Auto Industry Transformation to a Green Economy
- CAR Research Memorandum: Economic Contribution of General Motors’ Orion Assembly, Pontiac Metal Stamping, and Spring Hill Assembly Manufacturing Plants
- The Impact of Federal Regulations on Franchised Automobile Dealers
- Contribution of General Motors’ Manufacturing Plants to the Economies of Ten States and the United States in 2013 and 2014
- Contribution of Toyota Motor North America to the Economies of Nineteen States and the United States in 2015
- The Economic Implications of Potential NHTSA and EPA Regulatory Revisions on U.S. Light Truck Sales and Manufacturing
- NAFTA Briefing: Trade benefits to the automotive industry and potential consequences of withdrawal from the agreement