Blasi studies economic sociology and public policy. In particular, he has investigated broad-based employee stock ownership, profit sharing, gain sharing, and stock options in corporations in several countries and industries, and in different historical periods of American history. In addition to his work at Rutgers, Blasi is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Within Rutgers, he worked for many years in the University Senate, serving as a member of its executive committee. He has also served as a Legislative Assistant in the United States House of Representatives.