video Apr 15, 2019

Conference Spotlight: Gender and the Labor Market

On March 8 and 9, 2019, BFI’s Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
Research Brief Jan 15, 2019

The Aggregate Implications of Regional Business Cycles

Erik Hurst
In other words, regional economies experience business cycles that are related to but, in some...
Topics:  Employment & Wages
video Nov 9, 2018

Friedman Forum: The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination

How is a woman’s life influenced by where she grew up and where she lives...
Research Brief Aug 1, 2018

The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination

Kerwin Kofi Charles
What type of life experiences will these women have in terms of the work they...
Research Brief Jul 1, 2018

Divergent Paths: A New Perspective on Earnings Differences Between Black and White Men Since 1940

Kerwin Kofi Charles
What that means is that a median black man’s earnings today, relative to a median...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
video Mar 5, 2018

Friedman Forum: The Effect of Technology on the Labor Supply of Young Men and Women, Featuring Booth’s Erik Hurst

Erik Hurst
Erik Hurst, the V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business,...
video Jan 18, 2018

Introducing the Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets

Magne Mogstad, Richard Ronzetti, Michael Greenstone, Erik Hurst
The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) has announced the launch of the Ronzetti Initiative...
audio Sep 18, 2013

Manufacturing Declines, Housing Booms, and the U.S. Labor Market during the 2000s

Erik Hurst
Professor Erik Hurst discusses the United States’ massive decline in manufacturing employment and shows how...
Topics:  Employment & Wages