David Autor & Anne Case

Date
Sep 9, 2020, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Location
Zoom Webinar
Speakers
Audience
Free and open to the public
Event Description

Through the Past Darkly - How the Covid Crisis 'Unmasks' Four Decades of Failed U.S. Economic Policy

David Autor is Ford Professor in the MIT Department of Economics. His scholarship explores the labor-market impacts of technological change and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earnings levels and inequality, and electoral outcomes.

Autor has received numerous awards for both his scholarship—the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize for outstanding contributions in the field of Labor Economics, the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship—and for his teaching, including the MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellowship.

In 2017, Autor was recognized by Bloomberg as one of the 50 people who defined global business. In March of 2019, he was christened "Twerpy MIT Economist, David Autor" by John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, during a segment on automation and employment. Autor is currently determining how to merchandise this title.

Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University and Director, Research Program in Development Studies.

Case has written extensively on health over the life course. She is known for her work on "deaths of despair," deaths related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide.

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691190785/deaths-of-despair-and-the-future-of-capitalism  

To watch the recorded discussion, click on the attached link: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/joak8

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