Our research applies rigorous scholarship and insight to questions around labor markets and employment, creating pathways to economic mobility in the workforce and in society.
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Aims to piece together a range of ideas, disciplinary thinking, and perspectives to produce multidisciplinary scholarship that reshapes narratives about how we achieve inclusive prosperity.
Examines the nature and consequences of precarious employment in the service sector with a focus on how policymakers and firms can improve job quality.
Charts the course for a post-secondary system of the future that creates more & better pathways to economic mobility.
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Urban Economic Policy
This course examines the economics of place. We study cities in their role as engines of modern economies.
From the Bottom to the Top: Unequal Social & Economic Opportunities & Outcomes Across Generations
Even in rich countries, many people are poor, and their chances of moving from poverty to affluence are severely constrained.
State and Local Economic Development
How do we chart a path for economic development that expands economic opportunity, creates broad-based prosperity, and enhances sustainability?
Inequality at Work: Contemporary Problems and Policy Solutions
Work is at the core of daily life for most American adults. But the experience of work, of having a good job or a bad job, is starkly unequal and by many accounts work has become more precarious and more polarized over the past several decades.
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