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
Sep 9, 2014 Welcome Back Session


Sep 16, 2014 Richard Freeman (Harvard University)

The Contribution of Where You Work to Inequality

Sep 23, 2014 Mark Bray & Johanna MacNeil (The University of New Castle)

Third-party Facilitators in Interest-based Negotiation: An Australian Case Study

Sep 30, 2014 Andrew Weaver (MIT)

Skill Demands and Mismatch in U.S. Manufacturing: Evidence and Implications

Oct 7, 2014 Nicholas Ashford (MIT)

The Employment Crisis and Reconciliation with Environmental and Financial Sustainability

Oct 21, 2014 Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research) & Rosemary Batt (Cornell University)

How Private Equity Firms Manage Labor and Employment Relations

Oct 28, 2014 Peter Turnbull (Cardiff University)

Can Labor Arrest the ‘Sky Pirates’? International Trade Unionism in the European Civil Aviation Industry

Nov 18, 2014 John McCarthy (MIT & Rutgers University)


Nov 25, 2014 Ben Rissing (Brown University)

To H-1B or Not to H-1B?” Inequality and Social Closure in U.S. Immigrant Work Authorizations.


Dec 2, 2014 Lisa Cohen (McGill University)

No seminar on Tuesday—special IWER/OSG Seminar on Thurs., Dec 4

Dec 9, 2014 Jared Curhan (MIT) (RESCHEDULED)

The IWER talk given by Jared Curhan has been moved to the Spring 2015 semester. Please check back for more updates as the Spring semester gets closer. Thank you.