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 students from across the Institute and the wider academic community. Seminars are held on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in a hybrid format, with both in-person and remote attendance options; contact iwer@mit.edu for more information.

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

  • February 7, 2023

    Lorenzo Lagos (Brown), “Collective Bargaining for Women: How Unions Can Create Female-Friendly Jobs”

  • February 14, 2023

    Tom VanHeuvelen (University of Minnesota), "The Consequences of a Unionized Career"

  • February 21, 2023


  • February 28, 2023

    Lukas Lehner (Oxford), “Employing the Unemployed of Marienthal: Evaluation of a Guaranteed Job Program”

  • March 7, 2023

    Arrow Minster (MIT Sloan), “Managers Making Movies: How and When Workers’ Problems Are Addressed”

  • March 14, 2023

    Patrick Nüß (Kiel University), "Management Opposition, Strikes, and Union Threat"

  • March 21, 2023


  • March 28, 2023


  • April 4, 2023

    Conrad Miller (UC Berkeley), “The Dynamic Effects of Co-Racial Hiring”

  • April 11, 2023

    Yaminette Díaz-Linhart (MIT Sloan), “Too Many Voices on Voice, or Is There Room for More? Diversifying Voice Research through Worker Well-Being”

  • April 18, 2023

    Karen Levy (Cornell), “Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance”

  • April 25, 2023

    Di Tong (MIT Sloan), "In Search of the High Road: Do Low-Wage Employers Shift Management Practices in Response to Minimum Wage Increases?"

  • May 2, 2023

    Raj Choudhury (Harvard Business School), “‘Is Hybrid Work the Best of Both Worlds? Evidence from a Field Experiment”

  • May 9, 2023

    Anna Stansbury (MIT Sloan), “Leaky Pipeline, Slippery Ladder: Socioeconomic Background in Academia” (with Kyra Rodriguez)

  • May 16, 2023

    Sandra V. Portocarrero (Columbia), "Racialized Expertise: The Consequences of Perceiving and Presenting Workers’ Ethnoracial Background as a Type of Expertise"