IWER Research Seminar Series

The Institute for Work and Employment Research hosts a weekly seminar every Tuesday during the academic year. One of the longest-running seminar series at MIT, it draws faculty and students from across the Institute and the wider academic community. Seminars are held Tuesdays from 12:30–2:30 p.m. in Building E62-346.

Seminar Title / Other Information
Feb 4, 2014 Alberto Fuentes, MIT

The Apostles of Development in Guatemala… and an extension to Nicaragua.

Feb 11, 2014 Jette Knudsen, University of Copenhagen

Visible Hands:  Government Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Business

Feb 18, 2014 No Seminar


Feb 25, 2014 Alison Morantz, Stanford University

Putting Data to Work for Workers: The Role of Information Technology in U.S. Worker Protection Agencies

Mar 4, 2014 Chris Tilly, UCLA

Workers who organize in the public square: A comparison of Mexican and U.S. organizing models

Mar 11, 2014 Rand Ghayad, Northeastern

The Jobless Trap

Mar 18, 2014 No Seminar


Mar 25, 2014 No Seminar
Apr 1, 2014 Eric Edmonds, Dartmouth College

Changes in Adolescent Employment in the United States, 1870-2010

Apr 8, 2014 Gary Gereffi, Duke University

Global Value Chains and Upgrading:  New Challenges and Opportunities for Large and Small Developing Economies

Apr 15, 2014 Hye Jin Rho (MIT)

Language and Prejudice: The “Invisible Hand” of Gender Bias in Modern Organizations

**Seminar will start at Noon with special guest:

Eva Sage Gavin, Former Executive VP of Human Resources for the Gap


Apr 22, 2014 No Seminar
Apr 29, 2014 Candelaria Garay, Harvard Kennedy School

Including Outsiders: Social Policy Expansion in Latin America.

May 6, 2014 Carl Vanhorn, Rutgers University

**Carl Vanhorn's presentation is part of all day mini-confernce on long term unemployment**

May 13, 2014 David Pedula, Princeton University

New Scars for the New Economy? Gender and the Consequences of Non-Standard Employment Histories.


**Seminar will start at 12pm with special guest: Takashi Araki (Harvard Law School Visiting Scholar)

His presentation is called: "Changing Lifetime Employment and New Policies for Non-Standard Employees in Japan."