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Joseph A. McCartin, Georgetown University, has won the Richard A. Lester Award for the Outstanding Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics published in 2011

Joseph A. McCartin, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University, has won the Richard A. Lester Award for the Outstanding Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics published in 2011. His book is “Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America”.

Collision Course: http://mccartin-collisioncourse.blogspot.com/

Princeton Professor Orley Ashenfelter "What makes fast food wages comparable worldwide"

Wie Fast-Food die Löhne weltweit vergleichbar macht
"What makes fast food wages comparable worldwide"

Working Paper #570 - Comparing Real Wage Rates

Source: "Big-Mac-Index". The Economist (2012).

Alan B. Krueger, Recent job growth not a fluke

(Reuters) - Private economists have gone overboard in attributing some of the job market's recent strength to good weather and quirks in government data, a senior White House economist said on Tuesday.

Job Openings: Data Analysts/Research Assistants

Data Analysts/Research Assistants

Requisition: 1200113

The Industrial Relations Section (IRS) is looking for three qualified entry level Data Analysts for a one year renewable term position.

Levin and Rouse NY Times Op-ed “The True Cost of High School Dropouts”

“The True Cost of High School Dropouts” by Henry M. Levin and Cecilia E. Rouse

Published: January 25, 2012, NY Times

 

The Industrial Relations Section at Princeton is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year.

The Industrial Relations Section at Princeton is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year. The Section was established in August of 1922 and was the first university research division in the country to specialize in industrial relations. Research activities in the Section have included the study of topics such as unemployment, racial discrimination, the economics of labor supply and retirement, education and school quality, the effects of minimum wages, labor turnover and job duration, quality of life issues, and law and economics.

 

 

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers interview in The New York Times

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 13:45

"It's the Economy, Honey" by Motoko Rich

Published:  February 11, 2012

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