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. 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.
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.
Please join us for a reception in the EV1 Courtyard after the lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
**Please note that registration is currently full. Please return to the event page throughout the week of September 10, as more seats may become available. If alternative seats do not become available, the lecture will be video recorded and made available after the event.**
Professor Justin Garcia of Indiana University will discuss the rise of singlehood in North America, and how widespread use of technology is changing what we thought we knew about human courtship.
The Indigenous Speakers Series presents renowned author and teacher Lee Maracle, who will be joined by choreographer Bill Coleman for an integrated lecture/dance performance.
Backward/Forward: Reflections on Peace, Conflict and Human Rights, with Dean Peachey, the 2018 recipient of the Conrad Grebel Distinguished Alumni Service Award. This conversation, hosted by Professor Reina Neufeldt, will focus on Dean's current work and some reminiscing on the early years as the Peace and Conflict Studies program was emerging at Waterloo.
Please join us at 2 p.m. on October 23rd in DC 1302 to hear
Saskia Sassen deliver her WICI Talk.
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a Member of its Committee on Global Thought, which she chaired till 2015. She is a student of cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering and digitization three key variables running though her work.
Igor Grossmann is a world traveller. Born in the Soviet Union, and growing up in Ukraine and post-Berlin Wall Germany, he has seen first-hand the impact of complex systems on changes in people's beliefs and practices. His chief work concerns demystifying wisdom -- a “philosopher’s stone” in behavioural sciences.
Come explore the intersections between spirituality and narrative, and between narrative and aging, focusing on both the unique developmental tasks of later life, and the challenges aging poses to our stories. The afternoon will introduce the sacred art of story listening and prepare participants to provide narrative care.