2018 October 1 ebulletin

October 1, 2018

LERA eBulletin

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Michael Lillich
LERA writer-editor

Bernadette Tiemann
LERA managing editor

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In the News

Lois GrayLois Spier Gray (Cornell) died Sept. 20 in New York City. Here’s a tribute.
Tom KochanThomas Kochan (MIT) is quoted in this Sept. 23 Wall Street Journal (subscription required) story, “Low unemployment, stagnant wages bring renewed labor strife.”
Heather BousheyHeather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) is quoted in this important New York Times op-ed, “We’re measuring the economy all wrong.”
Francine BlauFrancine Blau (Cornell) is quoted in the New York Times article, “Companies say Trump is hurting business by limiting legal immigration.”
Aaron SojournerAaron Sojourner (Minnesota) is quoted in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune column, “Rising costs are canceling out wage increases for most workers.” Nice photo, too.
David AutorLawrence KatzDavid Autor (MIT) and Lawrence Katz’s (Harvard) research is cited in The New York Times op-ed, “Labor’s share of the pie is still crumbs.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/opinion/labor-wages-inequality-midterms.html

Here’s their paper, “The fall of labor share and the rise in superstar firms”:
https://economics.mit.edu/files/12979
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Get Involved

Submit a session (or paper) proposal to the LERA Program Committee by November 15, 2018, details here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/71st-lera-call. The LERA 71st Annual Meeting “Ahead of the Curve: Challenges Posed by Technology and the New Work Force” will happen June 13-16, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.

Registration is open for [email protected] 2019, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Register here: https://conf.aeaweb.org. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days. Visit our meeting page at https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january for complete details.

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