Professor Vernon M. Briggs Jr. is a member of the faculty of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, He specializes in human resource economics and public policy. Over the years Professor Briggs' research has embraced such subjects as minority participation in apprenticeship training; southern rural labor market analysis; direct job creation strategies, Chicano employment issues; and immigration policy and the American labor force. In addition to the extensive publications of his research, he has served as a member of the National Council on Employment Policy as well as on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public and Private Ventures (Philadelphia) and the Center for Immigration Studies (Washington D.C.). He has also served on the editorial boards of such professional journals as the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Journal of Human Resources, The Texas Business Review, and the Journal of Economic Issues.
Professor Briggs has deposited his papers at the Kheel Center. The material available through this site is a portion of a larger collection in paper format, information on which may be obtained by contacting the Kheel Center.