W.J. Usery Workplace Research Group

The W.J. Usery Workplace Research Group (UWRG) includes scholars at the Andrew Young School with research interests bearing on the workplace, labor markets, education, health, and related areas. Research papers by UWRG faculty are available through the Usery Workplace Research Paper Series.

In addition to the group’s research, related activities involving the UWRG include the annual W.J. Usery Distinguished Lecture Series, seminar speakers, and an occasional research conference. UWRG members are involved in a wide range of professional activities.

Barry Hirsch is the W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace and coordinates the Usery Workplace Research Group, part of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.


Edward Lazear of Stanford University presents the 10th Annual Usery Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, at 10:30 am. The title of his lecture will be “The Recession and the US Labor Market.” Further information is available here.