Joseph Blasi is a senior fellow of the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. He is the J. Robert Beyster Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations and Director of the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at Rutgers, a network of more than a hundred scholars in most states researching these issues. He is an expert on broad-based equity participation and profit sharing plans for employees with a special interest in how shares work in emerging tech and innovation companies. He is author of The Citizen’s Share (Yale University Press, 2013), an American history of shares and share policies and “Having a Stake,” a policy report by the ThirdWay.org policy think tank in Washington, DC. He is frequently called upon to advise policy-makers in the executive and legislative branches at the federal and state level. He is a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research. He has a BS in Social Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and an Ed.D. from Harvard University.