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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

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Join us for the sixth annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics on Wednesday, September 26 at 4 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre. Lecture presented by David Card, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley.

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Please join us for a reception in the EV1 Courtyard after the lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 


Good Jobs: The Growing Importance of Who You Work For by

In the simple models that economists routinely use to think about the labour market there is no such thing as a “good job”: everyone is paid what they are worth, regardless of whom they work for. Common experience and a growing body of evidence from many different countries suggests that in fact different firms often pay higher or lower wages, and that the differentials between firms offering good and bad jobs are wider than ever. In this lecture, Professor Card will review this evidence and discuss the importance of firms’ pay and hiring policies for understanding wage inequality, the gender pay gap, the career profile of wages, and many other phenomena.

Cost 
Free
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HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Humanities Theatre
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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