IWER Research Seminar Series

The MIT 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 doctoral students from across the Institute and the wider academic community. Seminars are held on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 2:30 p.m; contact iwer@mit.edu for more information.

Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) Fall 2023 Seminars

  • September 5, 2023


  • September 12, 2023

    Jayanti Owens, Yale University, "The Role of Racial/Ethnic Similarity in Reducing the Effects of Bias in Behavioral Evaluations"

  • September 19, 2023

    Halil Sabanci, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, "Temporary Employment, Precarity Trap in Low-Wage Jobs, and Wage Inequality"

  • September 26, 2023

    Dylan Nelson, MIT Sloan, "The Dual Nature of Owner-driven Reorganization: Private Equity Buyouts, Upgrading vs. Rechanneling, and Worker Earnings"

  • October 3, 2023

    Paul Osterman, MIT Sloan, "Reconsidering Internal Labor Markets"

  • October 10, 2023


  • October 17, 2023

    Florencio Portocarrero, Columbia Business School, "The Effects of Participation in a CSR Intervention on Employees' Engagement in Corporate Volunteering: Evidence from a Field Experiment"

  • October 24, 2023

    Matthew Stanley, Fuqua School of Business, "The Heroization of Groups May (Ironically) Limit Their Opportunities and Encourage Their Exploitation"

  • October 31, 2023

    Hunter Rendleman, Harvard, “Bound Together: "Racial Peer Effects and Caucus Control in the U.S. Congress"


  • November 7, 2023

    Chelsea Lide, Stanford GSB, "Second-Order Prejudice: How Our Beliefs About Others’ Biases Perpetuate Discrimination in Organizations"

  • November 14, 2023

    Erin Frey, USC Marshall School of Business, "Professional Reestablishment: How People Continue to Work in an Industry After Being Publicly Accused of Misconduct"

  • November 21, 2023


  • November 28, 2023

    Naz Ghaedipour, Stanford University Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, "Metrics as Identity Baits: Perpetuation of Hope Labor Through Quantification”

  • December 5, 2023

    Austin van Loon, Duke University, "Exemplifying Our Virtues or Rectifying Our Iniquities? National Self-Understandings and Natives’ Immigration Policy Preferences”

  • December 12, 2023

    Ellora Derenoncourt, Princeton University, "Voluntary Minimum Wages"