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McGee Public Policy Lecture Series

The McGee Lecture Fund was established in 1996 by Mr. William K. McGee, Jr. to support a lecture series intended to bring outstanding economists to campus in the Department of Economics at the College of Arts and Science.

2016 McGee Lecture

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John Haltiwanger
University of Maryland
"Labor Market Fluidity and Economic Performance"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Buttrick Hall Room 101
4-5:30 pm, with reception to follow

John Haltiwanger is a Distinguished University Professor and the Dudley and Louisa Dillard Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. His research uses longitudinal firm microdata to analyze the determinants of job creation, job destruction, and firm level productivity. His book, Job Creation and Job Destruction (with Steve Davis and Scott Schuh), characterizes how firms and workers in the manufacturing sector respond to economic turbulence, and has been highly influential with both academics and policymakers. Haltiwanger received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, and has previously served on the faculty of UCLA and Johns Hopkins. He is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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