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Princeton economist to lecture about global labor market

Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Orley C. Ashenfelter, a professor of economics at Princeton University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 (Friday) at 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 E. Loredo Taft Drive, Champaign.

His lecture, titled “Evolution of the Global Labor Market: Continuity vs. Change,” will examine the subjects of inequality, gender and trade unions. The lecture will encompass both worldwide trends and domestic issues.

Ashenfelter was awarded the 2005 Society of Labor Economists’ Jacob Mincer prize for his research. A former director of the industrial relations section at Princeton, he is a co-editor of the American Journal of Law and Economics

The Kinley Lecture, sponsored by the Illinois department of economics, is free and open to the public.