2018-2019 Western Michigan University's Werner Sichel Lecture Series concludes with a presentation by Steven Davis of the University of Chicago.
Title of the seminar is "Understanding Job Skill Requirements: An Explicit Scaling Approach"
Institute staff members Tim Bartik and Michelle Miller-Adams discuss the findings of a new Upjohn Institute report on WMUK's SouthSouthwest program.
On April 3, Domenico Giannone, assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, presents the next lecture in Western Michigan University's Sichel Lecture Series. Giannone's talk is titled "Nowcasting and Forecasting with Big Data."
Western Michigan University's Sichel Lecture Series resumes on Wednesday, March 27 with a presentation by Chiara Scotti, assistant director in the Division of Financial Stability, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Scotti's talk is titled “Real Time Measurement of Business Conditions, Surprises and Uncertainty.”
Nate Baum-Snow, University of Toronto, Visits The Institute to Present a Seminar on Thursday, February 28
Nate Baum-Snow presents a seminar at the Institute on Thursday, February 28.
Bartik explains how the State of Wisconsin may still be on the hook for part of the incentives offered to Foxconn, even though the electronics giant may not be creating as many jobs as initially promised. Bartik concludes the article by saying "[It could mean that] this project will end up mostly being a R&D operation in Madison, with a much smaller factory in southeast Wisconsin."
Piece titled "Cities are clamoring to offer Amazon tax incentives for HQ2 — that may be a bad idea" by reporter Karin Shedd.