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) Fall 2022 Seminars

  • September 13, 2022

    Daron Acemoglu, MIT Department of Economics. Includes panel discussion on "What Should We Teach MBAs in a High-Inequality Era?" with Acemoglu and MIT Sloan faculty members Gita Rao, Nelson Repenning, Tom Kochan, and Anna Stansbury.

  • September 20, 2022

    Diana Moreira, University of California, Davis, presents on "Who Benefits From Meritocracy?"



  • September 27, 2022

    A. Nicole Kreisberg, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, "Nativity Penalty and Legal Status Paradox: The Effects of Nativity and Legal Status Signals in the US Labor Market "

  • October 4, 2022

    Katherine Maich, Penn State University, "Lapses in Law: Toward a Work and Organization Studies Approach to the Home as a Workplace"

  • October 11, 2022


  • October 18, 2022

    Nobuko Nagase, Ochanomizu University (Tokyo, Japan), "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Domestic Work"

  • October 25, 2022

    Thomas A. Kochan, MIT Sloan, "Upsurge in Worker Organizing and Activism:  Flash in the Pan or a Transformational Moment?"

  • November 1, 2022

    Andrew Garin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "New Gig Work or Changes in Reporting? Understanding Self-Employment Trends in Tax Data"  (research with Emilie Jackson and Dmitri Koustas)

  • November 8, 2022

    Ezra W. Zuckerman Sivan, MIT Sloan, "Did Unions Actually Bring Us the Weekend—and if not, How and Why Did We Get It? Emerging Findings and Tentative Lessons"

  • November 15, 2022

    Nathan Wilmers, MIT Sloan, "The End of Inequality? Potential Sources of a Second Great Compression"

  • November 22, 2022


  • November 29, 2022

    Nicole Abi-Esber, Harvard Business School


  • December 6, 2022


  • December 13, 2022

    Claire McKenna, MIT Sloan