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Beth Gutelius

Research Director, Center for Urban Economic Development

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Beth Gutelius, Ph.D., is the Research Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development and a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Her academic and consulting career has focused on urban economic development, labor markets, and the changing nature of employment. Beth has studied supply chain logistics for over a decade and is a leading expert on employment in the warehousing industry. She is a frequent commentator in major news publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s Marketplace, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian; and she has advised the White House, the National Economic Council, and the U.S. Department of Labor on issues related to the warehousing industry. Beth is the co-author, with Nik Theodore, of The Future of Warehouse Work: Technological Change in the U.S. Logistics Industry, published by the UC Berkeley Labor Center, as well as numerous other publications. Recent projects include a major study of third-party outsourcing in logistics funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and research on how new technology is changing work.

As an advisor and research consultant to philanthropic organizations, Beth has worked with the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Solidago Foundation, and the Neighborhood Funders Group, along with many non-profits.