The Upjohn Institute invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.
The latest is a special issue on earnings and career advancement possibilities for low-wage workers
Promise Programs Database adds 55 programs for a total of 144
"Fertility Decline in the Civil Rights Era"
Senior economists Stephen Woodbury and Marcus Dillender present papers
Michelle Miller-Adams discusses the challenges facing the Kalamazoo Promise on Michigan Public Radio
Program looks to increase graduation rate of recipients
Noah Smith references work by Tim Bartik in column titled "Trump Can Do a Lot More to Help Manufacturing"
Column appears on Bloomberg Opinion on April 29.
Professor Kreisman to present his paper "Labor Market Signaling and the Value of College: Evidence from Resumes and the Truth."
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.”