Friday, February 1, 2019 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Kaprielian Hall (KAP), 300
3620 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Professor Kahn is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. Her research focuses on labor economics with interests in organizations and education. Her most recent work uses data on job vacancy postings to examine whether the Great Recession accelerated technological change, exacerbating polarization of the U.S. economy. She has also developed a methodology for measuring the contributions of employer learning and productivity evolution in determining life-cycle earnings. In previous work, she examined the consequences of graduating from college in an economic downturn, finding surprisingly long-lasting, negative wage effects. That paper won the award for the best paper published in Labour economics in 2010/11.