What are the burdens of occupational licensing, especially after a global pandemic? How fares the gig economy in such a world? Should we fear robots and automation taking our jobs, or can these innovations create more work for many? 

The Center for Growth and Opportunity and the Institute for Humane Studies are partnering to explore these and related challenges and opportunities. Those with research interests in these issues are welcome to apply

Each session of the series will feature a panel of experts and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Each panel will be followed by a breakout discussion group where audience members will have the opportunity to raise their own research questions and ideas for feedback with a panel speaker and other members of the group. Please come prepared to share your research ideas for future academic research or public-facing work such as op-eds

Panel 1

Occupational Licensing in a Post-COVID World (April 16, 3-6pm Eastern Time)
Panelists: Prof. Edward Timmons (St. Vincent College), Prof. Morris Kleiner (University of Minnesota), Prof. Brian Meehan (Berry College)
Breakout discussion session to follow at 4:45

Panel 2

The Post-COVID Gig Economy (April 23, 3-6pm Eastern Time)
Panelists: Dr. Liya Palagashvili (Mercatus Center at George Mason University), Prof. Brianna Caza (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Prof. Dmitri Koustas (University of Chicago)
Breakout discussion session to follow at 4:45

Panel 3

Robotics, Automation, and the American Worker (May 7, 1-4pm Eastern Time)
Panelists: Dr. Wiljan van den Berge (Utrecht School of Economics), Prof. Andrew Keane Woods (University of Arizona Law School), Prof. Ester Faia (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Breakout discussion session to follow at 2:45

You may elect to attend one, two, or all three sessions. Please come prepared to share your research ideas for future academic research or public-facing work such as op-eds

Seats are limited, so apply soon!

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