MIT Economist David Autor Speaks at Barcelona GSE Community Seminar

Barcelona GSE

On Monday, April 30, MIT Economics Professor David Autor spoke at the Ciutadella campus of the Barcelona GSE. He discussed his recent paper, "Do Temporary Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from Random Assignments." (with S. Houseman). The talk was jointly organized by the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and the UPF Economics and Business Department, two of the founding academic institutions of the Barcelona GSE.

MIT Economics Professor David Autor

Professor Autor, who joined the MIT faculty in 2002, is currently a visiting associate professor at the University of Chicago. He received both his PhD and Master in Public Policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and in the past has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley, Princeton University, and the European University Institute.

He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a faculty affiliate at the Joint Center for Poverty Research of Northwestern University & the University of Chicago. He is an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and The Review of Economics and Statistics.

Professor Autor is well known for his work in human capital and earnings inequality, labor markets impacts of technological change, and contingent and intermediated work arrangements. He has been an advisor to the Social Security Administration, and is currently on the Census Advisory Committee of the American Economic Association.

The CREI Macroeconomics Seminar Series and the UPF Labor and Public Finance Seminar Series, which co-organized the event, take place on a weekly basis at the Ciutadella campus of the Barcelona GSE, site of the UPF.

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