IAB Graduate Programme: Polarization and Rising Wage Inequality

Date: Monday, 11 June 2012

Institution: Graduate Programme (GradAB) at the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nuremberg

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Alexandra Spitz-Oener

This class discusses recent evolutions in the wage structure in the United States and Europe. We will explore the potential causes of growing wage inequality and discuss the consequences thereof. Topics to be dealt with will include technological change and changes in skill demand, international trade and immigration. Furthermore, the impact of labor market institutions on the wage structure and the consequences of wage inequality for people’s lives and welfare will be analyzed. We will predominantly explore studies of an empirical nature. When discussing the readings, we will focus not only on the content, but also on the methodology.

Please register until 31 March, 2012 by E-mail sandra.huber@iab.de