Pat Bajari, Chief Economist and Vice President, Amazon Core AI
Burcu Duygan-Bump, Deputy Associate Director, Research and Statistics, Federal Reserve Board
Steve McBride, Director of Data Science and Engineering, Content Strategy and Economics, Netflix
Gianluca Violante, Professor of Economics, Princeton University
Moderator: Hyunjin Kim, Incoming Assistant Professor of Strategy, INSEAD
As the global pandemic took hold, labor markets froze almost instantly; the US unemployment rate spiked by more than 10 percentage points in a matter of weeks before thawing somewhat as parts of the economy have reopened. There is heightened anxiety about what awaits this cohort of economics job market candidates, with several U.S. universities instituting hiring freezes amid budget crunches and layoffs occurring at firms with larger teams of economists. Will the market clear in 2020? Who is still hiring? Will there be more industry and government jobs relative to academic-track jobs in the future? Should any candidates be advised to delay their entry into the market? What are the roles and responsibilities of new economists in various sectors? What technical skills and other tools are most desirable from the perspective of employers? How will the proposed restrictions on work visas impact the market? Prepare your questions on academic, industry, and Fed/government jobs, and join us to get a complete picture of the economics job market in 2020 and beyond.
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