Richard McIntyre was born November 17, 1955 in Providence RI and currently lives in Wakefield RI. He received his PhD in Economics in 1989 from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. McIntyre is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Rhode Island where he also directs the University’s Honors Program and teaches in the graduate program in Labor Relations. He is the author of Are Worker Rights Human Rights? (University of Michigan Press, 2008) and many articles on global labor issues. With his long time writing partner, Michael Hillard of the University of Southern Maine, he is also working on a series of essays on the recent history of labor relations in the USA. They are currently writing about financialization and its impacts on paper mill workers. McIntyre edits the Routledge Press book series New Political Economy. At URI he teaches courses in political economy, global finance, and international and comparative labor relations.