Spring 2007 Colloquia

Monday, January 29, 2007 – 12PM

"Executive Compensation: Pay Without Performance" PDF

Jesse Fried, Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law
Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

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Monday, February 5, 2007, 12PM

"The Impact of Minimum Wages on Unemployment Duration and Labor Market Participation" PDF

Roberto Pedace, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate
School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont

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Monday, February 12, 2007, 12PM

"Teacher Pay:  New Insights and Additional Data" PDF

Sylvia Allegretto, Economist, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 12PM

"Unionizing Wal-Mart in China"

Co-sponsored with the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

Tong Xin, Vice Director, Sociology Department, Peking University; Director of the China Workers Research Center

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>Monday, March 5, 2007, 12PM

"The Postwar Academic Debate over the Minimum Wage: Professor Lester and the Neioclassicals"

Robert Prasch, Professor of Economics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 12PM

"Legal Reform of Home Care Workers in Japan"

PDF

Hiro Tanaka, Visiting Scholar, IIR, Professor of Shiga Bunka College, Japan

Download Hiro Tanaka's paper: Structural Reform of Social Welfare and Care Service Labor in Japan PDF


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Thursday, March 29, 2007, 4:00-5:30 PM

A special seminar jointly sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Relations, The Center for Japanese Studies, and The Haas School of Business

"Isomorphism and diversity in corporate governance reform: The case of the Japanese electronics industry" PDF

Professor Christina Ahmadjian, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University

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Monday, April 16, 2007, 12 noon - 1 pm

"Retirement, Pensions, and Managing One's Own Money" PDF

Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor of Economics and Policy Studies; Director of the Higgins Labor Research Center at the University of Notre Dame
Charles Jeszeck, Assistant Director, Education Workforce and Income Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Monday, May 7, 2007, 12 noon - 1 pm

"Turquoise Investment Strategies: New Frontiers for Labor/Environmental Advocacy"

Kristen Snow Spalding, former Executive Director,CPCFA,California Pollution Control Financing Authority; former Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education, will talk about strategic pension investments, shareowner campaigns, public debt and overlapping labor and environmental pubic policy initiatives around corporate disclosure.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 12 noon - 1 pm

"The Knowledge-Led Accumulation Regime: A Theory of Contemporary Capitalism" PDF

Professor Hyungkee Kim, Kyungpook National University, Korea. Visiting Scholar, Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley

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