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Changing Nature of Work and Workplaces

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Changing Nature of Work and Workplaces

Sat., June 22, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT

The Conference on the Changing Nature of Work and Workplaces is a research-oriented conference that aims to bring together a small group of interested scholars from varied disciplines with policymakers and practitioners to discuss important changes affecting work and workplaces. This year’s theme is employee mobility, with a focus on mobility restrictions in workplaces and emerging work arrangements in labor markets.

Full Conference Program

7:45: Breakfast

8:20-8:30: Welcome (Michele Wheatly, Provost)

Session 1: Mobility Restrictions in Workplaces

8:30 - 9:15: Orley Ashenfelter (Keynote address 1, on Skype)

9:15 - 10:45:  Paper Session 1

Evan Starr (“The accuracy and effects of beliefs about noncompete enforceability: Evidence from an information experiment”) discussed by Rachel Arnow-Richman

Hyo Kang (“Protecting invention or inventor? Strategic knowledge management against worker mobility”) discussed by Catherine Maritan           

Ryan Nunn (“Occupational licensing in a tax incidence framework”) discussed by Cameron Miller

10:45 -11:00 Coffee Break 

11:00 - Noon: Panel Discussion 1 (Restrictive covenants)

Norman Bishara, Alan Hyde, Sarah Ruhlen, Jessica Agarwal; Moderator: Ravi Dharwadkar

Noon - 1:00: Lunch

Session 2: Emerging work arrangements in labor markets

1:00 - 1:30: Olav Sorenson (Keynote address 2)

1:30 - 2:40:  Paper Session 2

Matt Marx (“Entrepreneurship & inequality: self-employment, “gigging,” and firm-founding in the U.S., 1998-2014”) discussed by Seth Carnahan 

Seth Carnahan (“Can you gig it? An empirical examination of the gig economy and entrepreneurial activity”) discussed by Mariko Sakakibara

2:40 - 2:55 Coffee Break

2:55 - 3:45: Panel Discussion 2 (Latest trends in labor markets)

Brad Greenwood, Barbara Robles, Ahu YildirmazModerator: Catherine Maritan

3:45 - 3:50: Thank you and Logistics

Between 3:50 and 4:00: Airport Departures