PERC Hosts Future of Work Conference

Oct 04, 2019
Summary: The Mays Innovation Research Center and the Private Enterprise Research Center held a conference on the Future of Work on September 27, 2019. The all-day conference featured sessions on automation, the decline of manufacturing employment, marginalized workers, talent flows, and new markets, along with a keynote presentation by Dr. Edward Lazear, labor economist and a founder of the field of personnel economics.

Dr. Lazear served as Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, is the founding Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and an NBER Research Associate. Winner of the Melamed Book Prize and the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, he was recently awarded the Jacob Mincer Prize for lifetime contributions to the field. Dr. Lazear presented on the future of productivity and wages.

Other presenters for the conference included John Horton from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Susan Houseman from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Paul Oyer from Stanford University and Christopher Stanton from Harvard University.