January/ February 2012(No. 55)

Editor: Terence K. Huwe
Contributors: Marcy Whitebook, Stefanie Kalmin, Janice Kimball, Jenifer MacGillvary, Netsy Firestein, Dick Walker

 

In This Issue:

Especially Recommended:

IRLE Colloquium Series

Monday, January 30, 2012 Ι 12pm – 1pm
Right-to-Work Legislation and Promises of Job Creation: Lessons from Oklahoma
Sylvia Allegretto, Co-chair CWED, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, IRLE

Monday, February 13 Ι 12pm – 1pm
Evolution or Revolution? The Impact of Unions on Workplace Performance in Britain and France
Patrice Laroche, Industrial Relations, Nancy Universite, France

Monday, February 27 Ι 12pm – 1pm
The Issue of Foreign Credential Recognition of Immigrants in Canada
Magali Girard, Canada

IRLE News and Events
IRLE Colloquium Series Announced
Recent Working Papers
Visiting Scholars, 2011-2012

IRLE Program News
The Labor Center
California Public Employee Relations
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Center for Wage and Employment Dynamics
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library
The Labor Project for Working Families

 

IRLE News and Events


IRLE’s Spring 2012 Colloquium Series Announced


All events are located at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA. A light lunch will be served. Please note that some presentations may fall on a Wednesday in addition to the regular Monday time slot.

To attend an event:Please RSVP to Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu

Monday, January 30, 12pm –1pm
Right-to-Work Legislation and Promises of Job Creation: Lessons from Oklahoma
Sylvia Allegretto, Co-chair CWED, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, IRLE

Monday, February 13, 12 PM –1PM
Evolution or Revolution? The Impact of Unions on Workplace Performance in Britain and France
Patrice Laroche, Industrial Relations, Nancy Universite, France

Monday, February 27, 12 Pm –1pm
The Issue of Foreign Credential Recognition of Immigrants in Canada
Magali Girard, Canada

Monday, March 5, 12 PM –1PM
Experience Rating Employers for Workers Compensation: Safety or Suppression?
Frank Neuhauser, Survey Research Center, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, March 19, 12 PM –1PM
The Determinants and Effects of Fiscal Spending: Evidence from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Arin Dube, Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Monday, April 2, 12 PM –1PM
Institutional Exuberance, Risk and Return in Systemic Financial Crisis, New York, London, Frankfurt, 2008
Abby Larson, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, April 16, 12 PM –1PM
Minimum Wages and Collective Bargaining in Europe: analysing the pay equity outcomes
Damian Grimshaw, Employment Research Centre, University of Manchester

Monday, April 23, 12 PM –1PM
An Exceptional Nation? American Political Values in Comparative Perspective
Jerome Karabel and Daniel Laurison, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

 


Recent Working Papers


Papers are available online at:
http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/workingpapers
http://www.escholarship.org/uc/iir

European Integration, Nationalism, and European Identity
Working Paper 114-12
September 2011
Neil Fligstein and Alina Polyakova

Catalyst of Disaster: Subprime Mortgage Securitization and the Roots of the Great Recession
Working Paper 113-12
September 2011
Neil Fligstein and Adam Goldstein

Outlier Nation? American Exceptionalism and the Quality of Life in the United States
Working Paper No. 112-11
December 2011
Jerome Karabel and Daniel Laurison

The Two-Tiered Politics of Financial Reform in the United States
Working Paper No. 111-11
October 2011
John T. Wooley and J. Nicholas Ziegler

The Local Ladder Effect: Social Status and Subjective Well-Being
Working Paper No. 110-11
October 2011
Cameron Anderson, Michael W. Kraus, Dacher Keltner

 


IRLE Visiting Scholars, 2011-2012


IRLE is pleased to host the following scholars, who hail from all over the world.

Randall Akee – USA

Randall Akee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. His research topics cover a wide range, from a survey of remittances in India to forced assimilation and labor market outcomes. He will be at the IRLE from September 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 and is sponsored by David Card.

Arie Arnon – Israel

Arie Arnon is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is working on a research project, “Monetary Theory and Economic Crises in the Twentieth Century.” He will be at IRLE from September 1, 2011 through August 30, 2012 and will be sponsored by Michael Reich.

Yukiko Asai - Japan

Yukiko Asai is a PhD Candidate in Economics at Keio University,Tokyo.
She will be continuing her research on childbearing and its relation to labor supply and labor market outcomes. She will be at IRLE from September, 2011 through September, 2012 and will be sponsored by David Card.

Michael Coelli – Australia

Michael Coelli is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His current research focuses on wage inequality, detailed occupational differences and the gender wage gap, and brain drain in Australia. He will be at the Center for Labor Economics (CLE) from July 25, 2011 through January 25, 2012 and is sponsored by David Card.

Jou-juo Chu – Taiwan

Jou-juo Chu is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Labor Relations and Institute for Labor Studies at the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. She is also the Director at the Research Centre for Global Taiwanese Entrepreneurs. Her research focuses on the brain circulation between Taiwan’s Science Parks and Silicon Valley; building long-distance social and economic networks. She will be at the IRLE from June 16, 2011 through September 20, 2011. Her latest publication: “Gender Occupational Segregation in Taiwan, 1996 vs. 2006,” Asia Journal of Global Studies (2008).

Arindrajit Dube – USA

Arindrajit Dube is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Amherst University, MA. His research is with the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED). He is sponsored by Michael Reich and will be here from January 2010 through June 2012.

Ellen Friedman – USA

Ellen Friedman is a Visiting Scholar working with Katie Quan, CLRE, at Sun Yat-sen Univeristy in Guangzhou this fall, at the International Center for Joint Labor Research. Ms. Friedman has been a key partner in efforts to build academic linkages between labor scholars in China and the US. She will be here from September, 2011 through September, 2012.

Jenny Jansson – Sweden

Jenny Jansson is a Ph.D Candidate in Political Science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University in Sweden. Her research examines the construction of a strong cohesive identity in the Swedish Trade Union Confederation for blue collar workers, the LO, in the 1920s and 1930s. She was be at the IRLE from January 10, 2011 through August 30, 2011 and will be sponsored by David Collier, Robson Professor of Political Science.

Erin Johansson – USA

Erin Johansson is a Deputy Research Director at American Rights at Work in Washington D.C. and writes an online publication titled Eye on the NLRB. She will be continuing her research, legal analysis, and outreach to support pro-worker reforms by the National Labor Relations Board. She is sponsored by Katie Quan and will be at the IRLE from April 15, 2010 through March 31, 2012.

Niklas Kaunitz – Sweden

Niklas Kaunitz is a PhD Candidate in Economics at Stockholm University, Sweden. His current research concerns payroll tax cuts as a means for boosting employment, using a recent payroll tax cut in Sweden targeted towards young workers. Another project examines the possibility of evaluating social welfare by using measures of subjective well-being. Niklas will be at the IRLE from September 2011 through June 2012 and is sponsored by Patrick Kline.

Murat G. Kirdar – Turkey

Murat G. Kirdar is an Assistant Professor at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. He will be continuing his research on labor market policies, migration and employment outcomes. He will be at the IRLE from August 25, 2011 through September 6, 2012. His latest publication: “Labor Market Outcomes, Savings Accumulation and Return Migration”, Labour Economics (2009).

Abby Larson – USA

Abby Larson received her Ph.D. from the New York University (2006-2010) and is now the National Science Foundation and American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the social organization of economic life, and in particular explores the intersection of political and cultural dynamics with technology, globalization, and specialized knowledge. Her major current project in this area is a study of global financial markets and is based on data collected in and around major global investment banks in New York, London, and Frankfurt during market crisis in the fall of 2008. At Berkeley, Larson is also affiliated with the University’s Department of Sociology, and the Institute for the Study of Social Issues.

Nelson Lind – USA

Nelson Lind is from St. Olaf College and is comparing the current unemployment status with that of the Great Depression, specifically in terms of distribution of unemployment across demographics. He is also examining the impact of the federal government's Community Renewal Initiative using the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data set recently published by the Census Bureau. Nelson Lind is at the IRLE from August 20, 2010 through August 20, 2011 and is sponsored by David Card.

Richard Murphy –United Kingdom

Richard Murphy is a PhD candidate from the Department of Economics at University College, London. He is also a researcher for the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, specializing in the fields of labor and education. Whist here he will continue to work on his PhD thesis, concerning high skill immigration in the UK higher educational system and also the teacher labor market. Richard is sponsored by David Card and will be at IRLE from September 1, 2011 through 23 March 2012.

Andre Nahoum – Brazil

Andre Nahoum is a Doctoral Fellow at the International Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He will be continuing his research on Selling “Cultures”: The Commodification of Indigenous Knowledge. He will be at the IRLE from August 21, 2011 through January 30, 2012 and will be mentored by Neil Fligstein.

Lauro Ramos – Brazil

Lauro Ramos is a Research Economist at IPEA and Editor of the Journal “Mercado de Trabalho – Conjuntura e Analise” in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. His research is with the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley and focuses on inequality. He will be at the IRLE from February, 2012 through February,2013 and will be mentored by Emmanual Saez, Professor, Economics, UC Berkeley.

Joanna Robinson – Canada

Joanna Robinson recently finished her PhD in Sociology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She will be completing a cross-national comparative research study on the transition to a post-carbon economy in California and British Columbia. She is at the IRLE from September 30, 2010 through June 30, 2012 with Karen Chapple as her sponsor. Her latest publications: with David Tindall, “Defending the Forest: Chronicles of Protest at Clayquot Sound”; Writing the West Coast: In Love with Place (2008).

Kevin. T. Schnepel - USA

Kevin T. Schnepel is currently working on his PhD in Economics at the University of California – Santa Barbara and is a teaching and research assistant in the field of economics. He is currently working on a research paper titled “Unbalanced Clusters and Accurate Inference.” He will be at the IRLE from February 2011 through December 2011 and will be sponsored by David Card.

Nicole Schneeweis – Austria

Nicole Schneeweis holds a Post-doc position at the Department of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. Her research interests are education economics, labor economics, health and fertility. Currently she is working on segregation of migrants in schools and firms and its consequences for migrants’ economic outcomes. Nicole is mentored  by David Card and at IRLE from July 2011 through June 2012.

Robert Scholte

Robert Scholte is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His current research focuses on long-run effects of early-life conditions on labor market and health outcomes. He will be at the Center for Labor Economics at the IRLE from September 2011 through December 2011 and will be sponsored by David Card.

Robert Smith – USA

Robert Smith is a PhD candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California - Berkeley. He will be continuing his research on fair labor standards, specifically comparative study of working sharing programs. He will be at IRLE from January 17, 2011 through December 31, 2011 and will be sponsored by Karen Chapple.

Ilan Tojerow – Belgium

Ilan Tojerow is a visiting researcher from Universite Librede Bruxelles, Belgium, whose research interest is ‘the impact of international trade on the wage structure’. He is at the IRLE from September 2009 through August 11, 2011. His sponsor is Professor David Card.

Helena Worthen – USA

Helena Worthen is a Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus at the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. She is also the Vice President of the United Association for Labor Education. She will be continuing her research in labor education, workforce training, and economic development. She is sponsored by Ken Jacobs and will be at IRLE from August 18, 2011 through May 31, 2012.

 

IRLE PROGRAM NEWS


The Labor Center

 

Research

Health Care
The California Health Benefits Exchange contracted with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UC Berkeley Labor Center to provide estimates of eligibility and enrollment in Medi-Cal and the exchange under the new federal health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This work was accomplished using the CalSIM micro-simulation model developed by the two research centers with the support of The California Endowment.

New reports this quarter:

  • Our final report of 2011 took Ken Jacobs to Washington, where he spoke at a briefing on Capitol Hill and met with administration officials. The paper,Proposed Regulations Could Limit Access to Affordable Health Coverage for Workers’ Children and Family Members (December 2011), analyzes the proposed regulations defining affordable job-based coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It found that the proposed regulations would result in 144,000 fewer Californians having access to subsidized coverage in the health insurance exchange than would be the case under an alternative interpretation of affordability.

In other health care research, Ken, Laurel Lucia, and Dave Graham-Squire, along with co-researchers at UCLA, are using the micro simulation model to show impacts of and provide input on current policy options for implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California.

Black Workers
Steven Pitts issued a first-time “Annual Report: Black Employment and Unemployment in 2011” on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. The report was quickly featured on BET.com, KGO radio news, and KPOO radio in San Francisco. Steven continues to issue the “Monthly Black Worker Report” on the first Friday of every month. 

Pitts spoke at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast hosted by the San Francisco Labor Council, reflecting on Dr. King, the Poor People’s Campaign, and lessons for today.

Green Jobs     

Construction Industry Labor Management Trust
Carol Zabin, Ellen Avis and Jessie Halpern-Finnerty ("the Green Team") are working closely with the California Construction Industry Labor Management Trust to intervene strategically at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Based on previous research for the CPUC, the Green Team is advising the Trust on how to help direct the agency toward high-road investment in the energy efficiency sector and worker training. The team is also working with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and other state agencies to coordinate efforts to support the role of apprenticeships in energy efficiency sectors.

Clean Energy Working Group
The Green Team is also being funded by the Hewlett Foundation to convene a working group of organizations with common interests in the issues of clean energy and good workforce development. The working group kicked off with a half-day in-person planning meeting in December. It involves representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the California Construction Industry Labor Management Trust, the Sheet Metal Workers, the BlueGreen Alliance, Green For All, Ella Baker Center, Greenlining, Inc., and several others. The group is currently coordinating around intervention in energy efficiency program planning at the CPUC.

Time of Sale Retrofit Policy
Energy Foundation has funded Carol’s team to partner with BlueGreen Alliance and the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) to develop an in-depth analysis of potential policies for scaling up the home energy efficiency retrofit industry in a way that would create jobs and help achieve the state’s energy conservation goals, with minimum burdens on homeowners. The findings of the study will be published in a forthcoming paper.

Special Projects: Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
The Labor Center is working with the California Labor Commissioner on developing and piloting a methodology for targeting employers in low-wage industries for wage and hour violations. The team has developed a data-driven approach to targeting violators by using existing state databases. The team is working on combining data-driven methods with a community and industry partnership effort, in which worker organizations and labor unions with on the ground knowledge of violations provide targeting leads. The goal of this dual approach to targeting is to use the state’s resources more efficiently and effectively in order to recover wages for workers. The approach will be piloted in at least two industries, including restaurant and drywall contracting, in upcoming months.

Global Labor
This May, Katie Quan will be in China to host a conference on dispatch workers and the informalization of employment relations in China. She will be joined by Ruth Collier, Nancy Mills, and others. A journal of best papers from the “Strikes and Collective Bargaining” conference held last spring is scheduled to be published by May 2012.

Education & Training

Feb 2-4: Organizing Strategies Forum: a roundtable of senior organizing directors to discuss large-scale union organizing strategies

March 19-23: Strategic Campaigns

April 25-26: Media Skills Training, in collaboration with the California Labor Federation

Summer 2012: C. L. Dellums African American Union Leadership School starts, in collaboration with the Alameda Labor Council

July 23-27: Summer Institute on Union Women at Sonoma State University

August 16-17: Advanced Strategic Research


Coming Events
January 25: 7pm–Authors of California Workers’ Rights on “Your Legal Rights” KALW radio, 91.7

Thursdays: Occupy the Wall (across the) Street–weekly slide show projection onto the building across the street from the IRLE building (after dark).

February 6: VIVA! –popular education book talk with author/educator Deborah Barndt

 

Press Highlights

Retirement Security: OP-ED Viewpoints: Raising the retirement age increases inequality
By Ken Jacobs and Nari Rhee in the Sacramento Bee, December 1, 2011

Health: Report: Fixing health law ‘glitch’ would expand subsidies to tens of thousands
The Hill, December 13, 2011

Black Workers: As Public Sector Sheds Jobs, Blacks Are Hit Hardest
Steven Pitts’s research is covered in The New York Times, November 28, 2011

Green Jobs: The Carbon Market: California tries to implement cap-and-trade
Berkeley Political Review December 28, 2011

Global: Working Conditions at Apple Suppliers
Katie Quan on KQED’s Forum, January 17, 2012

 


California Public Employee Relations


CPER Online Journal

We are working on online journal No. 205 (March 2012).

In the upcoming issue, attorney Bruce Barsook (Liebert Cassidy Whitmore) defines the conditions under which unilateral employer actions are legally permissible; the topic of privatization of public schools is covered by Michael Egan, assistant executive director of the California Teachers Association; and readers can preview a third chapter of a book in progress by California Federation of Teachers Communications Director Fred Glass (From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement, forthcoming from Heyday Press). CPER No. 203's excerpt discussed the rise of public section unionism. CPER No. 204's chapter focused on the successful push for representation among public education workers. Our third chapter, "Feminist Collective Bargaining Meets the Civil Service," chronicles organizing and the rise of affirmative action.

As always, the Recent Developments section covers the latest in court cases, PERB decisions, arbitrations, legislation, and bargaining affecting public sector employees.

Attention arbitrators, labor relations and union reps! Share with CPER readers your interesting arbitration cases. Our goal is to publish awards covering a broad range of issues from the state's diverse pool of arbitrators. Send your decisions to CPER Journal Editor Katherine Thomson, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-5555. Or email kthomson@berkeley.edu.

CPER Pocket Guide Series

Coming in March, CPER's 14th edition of the Pocket Guide to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, updated by attorney Tim Yeung (Renne Sloan Holtzman and Sakai). The act covers collective bargaining for local government employees. This summer, there will be a new edition of our best seller for peace officers, Pocket Guide to the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act.

Recently published: the second edition of Pocket Guide to Disability Discrimination in the California Workplace, by M. Carol Stevens et al.

Disabled California workers generally turn to two basic laws to remedy discrimination they encounter in the workplace –the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

This guide includes references to the text of the law and the agencies'
regulations that implement the statutory requirements; similarities and differences between the FEHA and the ADA (including the ADAAA), plus a chart comparing key provisions of the laws; a discussion of other legal protections afforded disabled workers, such as the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, the corresponding California Family Rights Act, and workers compensation laws; and major court decisions that interpret disability laws.

All guides can be ordered at the CPER website, http://cper.berkeley.edu.
Conferences

CPER will be present at the "Meet the Arbitrators" conference hosted by the Northern California Region of the National Academy of Arbitrators on Friday, February 10, in Oakland. See http://www.meetthearbitrator.com.

 


Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

 

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new report: By default or design? Variations in higher education programs and their implications for research methodology, policy, and practice in early childhood. This report examines the challenges encountered in seeking to understand the differences in educational experiences among students attending two different early childhood B.A. completion cohort programs. By default or design identifies four key dimensions influential in preparing effective early care and education teachers: program content, clinical experiences, faculty characteristics and institutional support, and provides methodological lessons learned and recommendations for future research and policy. This report will be released on January 25, 2012.

In addition, CSCCE continues to developing resources that inform the field and prepare new and established leaders for the complex political and policy realities that impact members of the early care and education workforce. Recognizing the importance of understanding the complexities of today's system, how it came to be and envisioning how it can be altered, CSCCE has developed a ‘quiz’ to test your knowledge and learn about the 20th century influences on our 21st century early care and education system. To take the quiz or to access any reports, visit our website at www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce.

 


Center for Wage and Employment Dynamics


Associate Chair Sylvia Allegretto attended the 64th Annual ASSA meeting in Chicago January 7, 2012, and presented a paper titled “Right-to-Work Legislation and Promises of Job Creation: Lessons from Oklahoma.”

Allegretto also testified in front of the CA State Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review on a hearing at the State Capitol on December 72011. The hearing was titled Income & Wealth Inequality: Where Do We Go From Here?  Specifically, I addressed the status of the national and state economies regarding the last 30 years and documented the every widening inequality gaps, explained why such degrees of inequality are harmful to the economy, and discussed what policies the state may pursue to decrease inequality. 


Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library


"We Called It A Work Holiday: The 1946 Oakland General Strike” Is Now Online!

The exhibit is viewable at the following URL. Caption text for each image is also available, and it provides useful contextual information. There are four very images of street scenes that must go to a specialty shop for scanning; we hope to finish this work during the spring term.

URL: http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/library/digital_collections/oak/

 

The University Library Launches Campus-wide Replacement Program

The University Library is set to launch a new program to evaluate missing titles and determine whether to replace the missing volumes. This effort is campus-wide and includes the Affiliated Libraries such as the IRLE Library. The replacement process is contingent on available funds in various control units and library branches. With regard to the IRLE collection, the main library will not dictate to us that we should replace titles (since we are a distinct entity), but it will open a dialogue through which copies may be acquired at other libraries on campus, as well as at our own. This is a welcome development because it has the potential of filling gaps in historical holdings as well as newer titles.

 


Labor Project for Working Families


The Labor Project for Working Families continued to lead efforts of the California Work & Family Coalition to advocate for crucial statewide family-friendly workplace policies. We are currently working to advance three bills in the state legislature --  AB 400 to ensure that all workers in California can earn and use paid sick days; AB 59 and AB 804  to expand Paid Family Leave and the Family and Medical Leave Act to include seriously ill siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, adult children and parents-in-law.

We are also developing resources to help raise awareness about existing family-friendly policies and programs in California and are specifically focusing on reaching California’s Spanish speaking population by developing Spanish language resources. We recently launched a Spanish language version of our highly-trafficked Paid Family Leave website http://www.paidfamilyleave.org/index_es.html. We will shortly release informational videos in English and Spanish on California’s State Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave programs. We are also finalizing an updated version of a poster on Key Laws for Parents in California.  The poster will be available in English and Spanish.

Labor Project staff continues to solicit and manage contributions to the Coalition’s blog http://workfamilyca.org/blog/. We also helped mobilize Coalition members to participate in the Children's March for Domestic Workers Rights in Sacramento on January 24  to support the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 889).

 


CAMPUS EVENTS


Center for Latin American Studies
2334 Bowditch St. #2312

Bay Area Latin America Forum
February 6, 2012
12:pm
Location: TBA
“Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Indigenous Mexican Farmworkers in the U.S.”, Seth M. Holmes, UCB School of Public Health

 

Center for Chinese Studies
2223 Fulton Street, Berkeley
IEAS conference room, sixth floor

January 27, 2012
4-6pm
Building China: Migrant Workers in China’s Construction Industry. Katie Quan, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCB and Sarah Swider, Sociology, Wayne State University

 

Center for Japanese Studies

February 6, 2012
Alumni House, Toll Room
5-6:30pm
Japan's IT Strategy: Successes and Failures. Jun Murai, Dean/Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University

 

Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
January 26, 2012
370 Dwinelle Hall
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Local / Global Responses: Human Trafficking in the Face of Shifting Paradigms, Cindy Liou, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach; Lynette Parker, Santa Clara Law; Hayley Upshaw, Legal Services for Children; Kyra Lilien, Centro Legal de la Raza, Annie Fukushima, Ph.D. Candidate, Ethnic Studies and DEWGS, UC Berkeley

 

Demography Department

Brown Bag Seminar
2232 Piedmont Avenue
Seminar Room
Wednesdays
12-1pm

February 1, 2012
The Effect of Mexican Immigration on the Wages and Employment of U.S. Natives: Evidence from Birth Cohort Shocks, Aaron Chalfin, Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 

Economics Department

ECON/BA/IGS/PS: Political Economy Seminar
223 Moses Hall
Mondays
12:30-2pm

February 13, 2012
"Gains from Economic Integration: Theory and Evidence from US Agriculture 1880-2002" (Joint with Econ History Seminar), Dave Donaldson, MIT

Economics 231, Public Finance Seminar
648 Evans Hall
Mondays
2-4pm

January 26, 2012 (note date change and time change)
2pm-3:30
"Neighborhoods and Family Outcomes: The Long-Run Impacts of Moving to Opportunity", Larry Katz, Harvard

Econ 235 Financial Economics Seminar
597 Evans Hall
Thursdays
12pm-2pm

February 16, 2012 (note time and location change)
"CEO Optimism and Incentive Compensation", Clemens Otto, London Business School
C220 Cheit Hall
11:am-12:30

Econ 251 Labor Economics Seminar
648 Evans Hall
Thursdays
2-4pm

January 26, 2012
"Neighborhoods and Family Outcomes: The Long-Run Impacts of Moving to Opportunity", Lawrence Katz, Harvard University

February 2, 20212
"Earnings Growth and Movements in Self-Reported Health", Timothy J. Halliday, University of Hawai'i at Manoa and IZA

Econ 271: Development and Planning Seminar
648 Evans Hall
Mondays
4pm-6pm

February 6, 2012
"Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective", Ron Lee, U.C. Berkeley

Labor Lunch Series
648 Evans Hall
Fridays
12-1pm

February 10, 2012
"Impact estimates of immigrant labor supply shocks using quasi experimental data: The role of treatment and comparison group matching and relative skill composition", Murat G. Kirdar, Middle East Technical University

 

Sociology Department

Colloquium Series
Blumer Room
402 Barrows Hall
Mondays
2:00 - 3:30 PM

February 6, 2012
The Segmented Assimilation Hypothesis Revisited.
John Mollenkopf, CUNY Graduate Center