Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources.
He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, and served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2005-2005, and since 2007 has been a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley.
He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-90, Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University. Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and three panels of the National Goals for Education.
He was recently named by Vault.com as one the 25 most important people working in the area of Human Capital, one of the top 100 people in the field of recruiting and staffing by Recruit.com., and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He serves on the advisory boards of several companies, and is the founding editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives.
He has published three books: Change at Work (Oxford University Press 1997), The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce (Harvard Business School Press 1999), and the recent Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty (Harvard Business School Press 2008). He has degrees in Industrial Relations from Cornell University and in Labor Economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar.