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Private Equity at WorkPrivate Equity at Work:
When Wall Street Manages Main Street

Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt
The Russell Sage Foundation (May 2014)


A groundbreaking analysis of a hotly contested business model, Private Equity at Work provides an unprecedented analysis of the little-understood inner workings of private equity and of the effects of leveraged buyouts on American companies and workers.




Why Private Equity Investors Can't Save Red Lobster


Summers’ Review of Piketty’s Book Gets Private Equity Wrong

Private Equity at Work: Buying High When Financial Markets Are Flying High May Mean Disappointing Returns

Private Equity: A force for Good or Vulture Capitalism at Its Worst (video)
BNN, May 16, 2014

How Milton Friedman Fomented the Barmy “Corporations Exist to Maximize Shareholder Value” Myth
Naked Captialism, May 05, 2014

New Private Equity Book Ruffling Feathers Without Being Read
Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them - Private Equity's New Strategy?
Eileen Appelbaum, Huffington Post, May 13, 2014

How Private Equity Firms Defraud Investors By Extracting 'Fees' From Their Portfolio Companies
Eileen Appelbaum,  Forbes, April 29, 2014

Reports

Private Equity at Work: Buying High When Financial Markets Are Flying High May Mean Disappointing Returns

May 2014, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt

Implications of Financial Capitalism for Employment Relations Research: Evidence from Breach of Trust and Implicit Contracts in Private Equity Buyouts

September 2013, Eileen Appelbaum, Rose Batt and Ian Clark

Financial Intermediaries in the United States

August 2012, Eileen Appelbaum, Rosemary Batt, and Jae Eun Lee

Financial Capitalism, Breach of Trust and Collateral Damage

July 2012, Eileen Appelbaum, Rosemary Batt, and Ian Clark

A Primer on Private Equity at Work: Management, Employment, and Sustainability

February 2012, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt

Blogs

Private Equity at Work: Perhaps it’s Not Private Equity’s Image that’s the Problem

Private Equity at Work: Private Equity’s Excessive Use of Debt Endangers Main Street Firms and Workers

Private Equity at Work: CalPERS Private Equity Returns: Good, But Not Good Enough

Private Equity at Work: PE Firms Are Busy Making Hay While the Sun Shines

Private Equity at Work: Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Op-Eds & Columns

On its Fourth Anniversary, Has Dodd-Frank Begun to Bite?

Eileen Appelbaum
The Hill, July 17, 2014

Private Equity at Work: Why Private Equity Investors Can't Save Red Lobster

Eileen Appelbaum
Fortune, June 30, 2014

The Real Lesson From the EFH Bankruptcy

Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt
The Huffington Post, May 16, 2014

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them - Private Equity's New Strategy?

Eileen Appelbaum
Huffington Post, May 13, 2014

How Private Equity Firms Defraud Investors By Extracting 'Fees' From Their Portfolio Companies

Eileen Appelbaum
Forbes, April 29, 2014

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Events

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street (Rutgers)

Book Talk: "Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street" (UCLA)

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street (UC Berkeley)

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street (Univ. of Utah)

Private Equity and Regulation in the Global Economy

Roundtable Discussion on Private Equity

The Billion Dollar Question: What is the Impact of Private Equity on Companies and Workers?

Investment in Private Markets: Rewards, Risks and Implications for Economic Growth and Jobs - Good Jobs? - Creation

Press Releases

New Book Examines Private Equity’s Role in the U.S. Economy & Labor Market

May 15, 2014

Private Equity and Breach of Trust

August 27, 2012

The Billion Dollar Question: What is the Impact of Private Equity on Workers and Companies?
May 14, 2012

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