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August 2020. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University, on income inequality and the new Gilded Age, the jobs of the future, and the long historical arc of capitalism. | Click here…
| Amartya Sen
August 2020, Video, "This conversation between Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Angus Deaton, moderated by Annual Review of Economics Editorial Committee Member Tim Besley, focuses on bringing ethical issues into economics, and the implications that this has for the practice and teaching of economics." Watch and Read Via the Annual Review of…
| David R. Williams
August 3, 2020, Video, "COVID-19 and Communities of Color: Understanding Social Inequities and Building Community Immunity for Future Pandemics" Non-HKS Author Website - David Williams
| Ashley Whillans
2020, Paper, "Over the last two decades, global wealth has risen. Yet material affluence has not translated into time affluence. Most people report feeling persistently ‘time poor’—like they have too many things to do and not enough time to do them. Time poverty is linked to lower well-being, physical health and productivity. Individuals, organisations and policymakers often overlook the pernicious effects of time poverty. Billions of dollars…
| Khalil Muhammad
July 31, 2020, Video, "In this episode of Talks at GS, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses his work studying the history of systemic racism in America and what the response to George Floyd’s death means for the future of police reform"  
July 31, 2020, Video, "This talk will first discuss how the COVID pandemic is affecting the American economy at the ZIP code level, drawing on new real time data to trace the impacts of the crisis on consumer spending, business, and employment prospects. It will then discuss the impacts of major policies enacted to date to mitigate economic losses - ranging from state-ordered shutdowns to the stimulus program -- and consider what approaches will…
| Shane Greenstein
2020, Paper, "Several decades of expansion in digital communications, web commerce, and online distribution have altered the U.S. labor market for IT workers. We characterize the shifts in regional IT labor markets from 2000 to 2018, and find that IT wage growth did not follow an exceptional pattern compared to broader STEM labor market trends. Digital wage inequality increased, almost entirely due to rising local premiums in a few urban…
| Laura Huang
July 29, 2020, Paper, "Marginalized and stigmatized identities frequently invoke unchallenged assumptions of negative outcomes for individuals. This symposium illustrates the AOM 2020 theme of Broadening our Sight by showcasing research-driven perspectives that embrace increasingly holistic and nuanced theoretical conceptualizations of these identities and novel methodological approaches to studying them. Bridging diverse scholarly foci, session…
| Mary Waters
July 2020, Paper, "We review findings from the last decade of research on the effects of disasters, concentrating on three important themes: the differences between the recovery of places versus people, the need to differentiate between short- and long-term recovery trajectories, and the changing role of government and how it has exacerbated inequality in recovery and engendered feedback loops that create greater vulnerability. We reflect the…
| Frank Dobbin
July 2020, Paper, "Diversity training remains ubiquitous, despite decades of research suggesting that it may not work.  We develop a theory of training efficacy.  Training features and context can frame the motive for pursuing diversity as individual, organizational, or external/legal.  According to job autonomy and self-determination theories, individual and organizational framing - such as voluntary training or cultural curriculum - will…