Stephen Viscelli

Senior Associate, ASA-NSF Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-12
Steve Viscelli (PhD, Indiana University; MA, Syracuse University; BA, Colgate University) is a Senior Associate at COWS. Steve is an economic sociologist who studies markets, public policy, and economic inequality. Steve has worked with COWS to develop and promote alternative ways to move freight by truck that reduce fuel consumption and shipping costs, improve working conditions for truckers, and relieve traffic congestion. His current work engages industry and government stakeholders to evaluate the benefits and feasibility of what he calls "urban truck ports" to allow truckers to coordinate the of use super-efficient trucks designed for urban or rural hauling. Steve is currenly a Senior FellowKleinman Center for Energy Policy, a Robert and Penny Fox Family Pavilion Scholar, as well as a LecturerDepartment of SociologyUniversity of Pennsylvania. He has recently completed The Big Rig, a book about how deregulation transformed labor markets and work in long-haul trucking and thus fostered a revolution in logistics.