7/8 NEC Webinar: ‘The U.S. Labor Force – Latest Trends in the Road to Recovery’ with Dr. Stephanie Aaronson, The Brookings Institution
July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
‘The U.S. Labor Force – Latest Trends in the Road to Recovery’ with Stephanie Aaronson, Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program, The Brookings Institution
Date: Thursday, July 15
Time: 12pm to 1pm EST
As conversations on the U.S. labor market, specifically debates over inclusion, wages, and post-pandemic job growth, continue to increase in Washington, we have reached a critical time for the U.S. economy. The number of citizens fully vaccinated is building, however pockets of under vaccinated populations remain and job growth has been inconsistent. Dr. Aaronson will analyze latest trends in the labor force including continued pandemic impacts on jobs and economic recovery, priorities for increased inclusion, and how the labor market may look moving forward.
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About our speaker:
Dr. Stephanie Aaronson is the Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Prior to joining Brookings in October 2018, she spent nearly two decades at the Federal Reserve Board where she served in various roles including Assistant Director of the Division of Research and Statistics and Chief of the Macroeconomic Analysis section. Between 2011 and 2021 she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomic Policy at the Department of the Treasury.
Dr. Aaronson is a labor economist whose academic research has examined, among other issues, why an increasing share of Americans are not participating in the labor force. Her research has been published in a variety of academic journals and cited in publications such as the Economist and the New York Times. In her position at the Federal Reserve Board, Aaronson helped in the preparation of the economic forecast submitted to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), provided policy analysis to the Board and FOMC in support of their monetary policy functions, and had oversight of sections that produce analysis, forecasting, and research regarding inflation, monetary policy, and macroeconomic activity and uncertainty.
She has an AB degree in history from Columbia College and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. (Read more here.)