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John McCarthy on trade offs and the future of the moratorium


ILR School
Assistant Professor


John McCarthy received his PhD from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Prior to joining Cornell’s ILR School, he was a Visiting Doctoral Student and the Northrop Grumman Research Fellow at The Wharton School and a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT''s Sloan School of Management.

Spanning multiple professional settings, Dr. McCarthy''s research examines how human resource management practices impact organizational social networks, and in turn how social networks impact employee and organizational outcomes. For example, he is currently leading a multi-year research effort to understand how the introduction of an organization-wide merit pay system impacts knowledge sharing, mentoring and benevolence-based trust among colleagues over time. His studies appear in leading academic journals and have been cited by popular media outlets, including the LA Times.


Journal Articles

  • John E McCarthy, Saul A Rubinstein. 2016. Union-Management Partnerships, Teacher Collaboration, and Student Performance, ILRR .
  • Charles Heckscher, John E McCarthy. 2014. Transient Solidarities: Commitment and Collective Action in Post-Industrial Societies, British Journal of Industrial Relations . 52(4):627–657.
  • Jean Phillips, Stan Gully, John McCarthy, Castellano William, Kim MeeSook. 2013. Recruiting global travelers: The role of global travel recruitment messages and individual differences in perceived fit, attraction, and job pursuit intentions, Personnel Psychology . 67(1):153-201. (DOI:10.1111/peps.12043)
Boston University
Clinical Assistant Professor Director, Institute for Athletic Coach Association

Dr. McCarthy oversees the Coaching Specialization in the Physical Education, Health, and Coaching graduate program. The course of study that he and his colleagues have designed trains coaches to be leaders in their field. It also trains students to work in the field of coach education and research on coaching. Dr. McCarthy’s students are trained to understand the coach’s role in the growth and development of young people through sport, and thus the societal importance of good coaching. In addition to his teaching, Dr. McCarthy is the Director of Boston University’s Institute for Athletic Coach Education, a new institute within the School of Education. The Institute offers training and education for coaches in the community, particularly those involved in youth sport. Through the Institute he is involved with designing and delivering innovative coach training to coaches in youth development programs such as the Play it Smart, a nation-wide program run by the National Football Foundation. Dr. McCarthy has extensive practical experience gained from his fifteen years as a coach at the college and high school levels. He has done research on coaching; his doctoral dissertation is a study of how master football coaches develop team confidence. Dr. McCarthy has also been highly active in the field of coach education. He has been the regional coordinator for the N.F.L.’s Coaching Academy Program, and sits on several advisory boards for organizations that are aimed at developing youth through sport, including G-Row Boston and the Starfish Foundation.


Crawford School of Public Policy
Associate Professor, Crawford School; Resources Environment and Development program.

John McCarthy works on questions of governance, institutions and rural development with a focus on forestry, agriculture, food security and land use. At present he has an Australian Research Council funded project regarding social protection and food security in rural Indonesia. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Western Australia and Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has carried out various assignments with agencies including AusAID (now DFAT), the World Bank, and the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). John is Associate Professor at the ANU Crawford School.
For recent grants and publications see Orchid

  • Agricultural policy and food security
  • Resource rights, governance, and institutions with a focus on forestry, agriculture and land use
  • Politics, policy and natural resource governance in a developing context

  • EMDV 8101 - State, Society and Natural Resources

  • EMDV8082 - Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

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