2017 July eBulletin

In this issue of LERA's eBulletin: July 2017

  • LERA members in the news: Brown, Ghilarducci, Batt, Appelbaum, Greenhouse, Krueger
  • Calls to Action
  • More reading (and listening) for LERA members

Member News:

Clair Brown (UC Berkeley) discusses how to reduce inequality in a sustainable world based on her book Buddhist Economics at the Commonweath Club. Listen to the podcast.


Teresa Ghilarducci reviews Brown’s Buddhist Economics in the upcoming LERA Perspectives on Work this fall.

Rose Batt (Cornell) and Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) write about the Secretary of Commerce’s private equity career in “Who is Wilbur Ross?” in The American Prospect.


Former Obama political guru David Axelrod interviews longtime N.Y. Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse on the Axe Files podcast.


Who knew? Princeton economics professor and former chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger also does research on … get ready …  the music industry. He’s cited in a March 26 Wall Street Journal article, “Twilight of the Rock Gods,” to wit, that rock and roll concert ticket prices have “skyrocketed in the last three decades — the average ticket is a record $76 and 20 acts charged $100 or more last year.” (WSJ site requires subscription.)


Calls to Action:

  • Save the Date! [email protected] 2018, January 5-7, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Join us for 18 LERA sessions over three days.

  • Submit a nomination today! Do you know someone who would be great a great addition to the LERA Executive Board? We are currently accepting nominations for positions that would take office June 2018: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4537637
  • Publish in the LERA 2017 Proceedings! Did you present a paper this year in a LERA program? The deadline for submitting your paper is tomorrow, July 15! Here is the submission form: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5565808. Need more time? Let us know at [email protected]

Further reading:

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