ATLANTA – The Department of Economics and Fiscal Research Center at Georgia State University will host presentations by globally recognized scholars in the areas of international labor policy and domestic education policy in October. Upcoming events:
Friday, October 4, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.
“Labor Market Reforms and the Great Recession”
Klaus F. Zimmermann, professor of economics at the University of Bonn and director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), will present “Labor Market Reforms and the Great Recession” at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 4 in Room 749 at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303.
RePEc ranks Zimmermann among the top 0.3% on its world list of over 36,000 economists, where he is ranked first among those based in Germany. He is founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Population Economics and founder and editor-in-chief of the IZA Journals. IZA is an independent research institute that employs the world’s largest network of over 1,200 economists from more than 45 countries. Read more at www.iza.org/home/zimmermann.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.
Dan E. Sweat Lecture Series, 8th Lecture
“Public Universities: Challenges of the Great Recession for Students and Faculty”
Sarah Turner, University Professor of Economics and Education and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia, will present “Public Universities: Challenges of the Great Recession for Students and Faculty” at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 in the 7th Floor Seminar Room at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
The Great Recession brought two conflicting forces to higher education: expanding enrollment demand and contracting budget support. Her lecture explores whether the decline in resources per student will adversely affect student attainment and research output in the coming years and what might be done to mitigate the negative effects.
Turner is principal investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project. She has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, a recipient of the Milken Institute Award for Distinguished Economic Research, and has received research grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more at http://aysps.gsu.edu/frc/10524.
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