Director, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
Phone: (541) 346-3699
Margaret Hallock is a Ph.D economist who has been active in economic and labor policy in Oregon since 1974. She is the founding director of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and has been coordinating the Wayne Morse Chair since 1988 when she was director of the UO's Labor Education and Research Center. She also was a member of the faculty in the department of economics at the UO.
Dr. Hallock has extensive experience in labor relations and state policy matters. She was the chief economist for the Oregon Public Employees Union, Service Employees International Union 503. She was appointed to chair the state's Pay Equity Task Force and led the successful pay equity campaign for state employees in the 1980s.
Hallock served as senior policy advisor to Oregon Governor Theodore Kulongoski for 2003-04 and has been a member of numerous boards and commissions. She has published papers on tax reform, labor unions, women and the economy, and workforce education and training.