Chris Tilly, associate professor in the department of policy and planning at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, supervised the completion and data processing of the in-depth employer interviews that form part of the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality. With colleagues Joleen Kirchenman and Philip Moss, he wrote a paper assessing the impact of the formality of the hiring process on minority representation in a firm's work force. Another paper analyzes employers' views of their space requirements in relation to location and hiring decisions.
- Soft Skills and Race: An Investigation of Black Men's Employment Problems
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Good and Bad Jobs in the United States at the Millennium
- Raised Hurdles for Black Men: Evidence from Interviews with Employers
- Workfare's Impact on the New York City Labor Market: Lower Wages and Worker Displacement
- Employer Screening Methods and Racial Exclusion: Evidence from New In-Depth Interviews with Employers