A Dialogue with Steve Davis: Labor Market Fluidity and U.S. Economic Performance

U.S. labor markets became much less fluid in recent decades — workers and jobs now move between employers at a much slower pace. This loss of fluidity cuts across all 50 states, every major industry, and every demographic group defined by age, education and gender. Why did this loss of fluidity occur? What are the implications for employment, human capital, wages and productivity?

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The
Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER)
in collaboration with
The Chicago Economics Society (CES),
would like to invite you to the Industry Outreach Dialogue:
"Labor Market Fluidity and U.S. Economic Performance"
featuring
Professor Steven J. Davis
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Event Schedule

Date :

18 December 2014 (Thursday)

Venue :

The Pan Pacific Singapore, Pacific 3 Ballroom
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Singapore 039595

Time :

3.00pm to 6.00pm

Agenda

3:00pm Registration
3:30pm Opening Remarks
3.40pm A Dialogue with Prof Steven J. Davis (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

"Labor Market Fluidity and U.S. Economic Performance"

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Dialogue and Q&A Session moderated by Prof Bernard Yeung
(NUS Business School & President of ABFER)

4:50pm Closing Remarks
5.00pm Networking High Tea
6.00pm Adjourn

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Speaker

steven davis

Prof Steven J. Davis

Deputy Dean of the Faculty at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Prof Steven J. Davis is Deputy Dean of the Faculty and William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, senior academic fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research, economic adviser to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, member of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Chicago, and senior research adviser with Dice Holdings, Inc. His research interests include national economic performance, job loss and unemployment, hiring and wage behavior, and public policy.

Davis previously edited the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the leading scholarly journal in the field of macroeconomics. Currently, he is a senior adviser to the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Labour Market Research. Davis has held positions at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National University of Singapore, and Charles River Associates.

Davis earned a bachelor's degree from Portland State University in 1980 and MA and PhD degrees in 1981 and 1986 from Brown University, all in economics. He is married to Akiko Davis and has four children.

Moderator

Bernard Yeung

Prof Bernard Yeung

President of ABFER Executive Committee and Dean of NUS Business School

Professor Bernard Yeung is the President of ABFER Executive Committee, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. Before joining NUS in June 2008, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. He has also served as the Director of the NYU China House, the honorary co-chair of the Strategy Department of the Peking University Guanghua School of Management, and Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University. From 1988 to 1999, he taught at the University of Michigan and at the University of Alberta from 1983 to 1988. Read More

About ABFER

The Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) is an institute founded by academics from Asia, North America, and Europe. The Bureau aims to establish an autonomous network of exceptional academics through connecting researchers, practitioners and public policy decision-makers on financial and economic issues within Asia-Pacific, at the same time, promoting research pertaining to these issues. Our Industry Outreach seminar on 18th December 2014 will encompass a dialogue followed by networking and high tea at the Pan Pacific Singapore, in the heart of Singapore's business and entertainment districts.

About CES

The mission of the Chicago Economics Society is to:

  • Provide a platform for University of Chicago alumni and friends interested in the study of economics to interact with one another, exchange ideas, and develop the public understanding of important economic, social, and political issues;
  • Promote and strengthen the tradition of the University of Chicago Department of Economics for innovative and rigorous application of economics onto all questions of concerns to human welfare, including but not limited to social, political, and cultural issues;
  • Organize events regularly for alumni to network, meet old and new friends, and reconnect to the University.

The mission of the Society also includes assisting in fundraising for the University of Chicago, including in particular the University of Chicago Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.

The Chicago Economics Society (CES)
http://www.chicagoeconomicssociety.org/

Registration


Thank you for your interest in the 18th Dec 2014 Industry Outreach Dialogue. Unfortunately, the registration is now close.

For any enquiries, please contact us at info@abfer.org


Venue Details Google Map to the hotel

Pan Pacific Singapore- 7 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, 039595

 

Prof. Ilian MihovProfessor Ilian Mihov was appointed Dean of INSEAD on October 1, 2013. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Professor Mihov acted as Interim Dean since March 2013. From 2011, he served as Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research responsible for the recruitment of new faculty, as well as for the development of over 140 professors at INSEAD.

Professor Mihov joined the INSEAD economics area in 1996. He has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and many executive education programmes as well as in the Global Leadership Fellows Programme of the World Economic Forum. He has been nominated several times as one of the best teachers in the MBA and EMBA programmes and he has won the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

His research is on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK). He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France's Research Foundation (2002-2010) and of the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank. In 2010/11 and 2011/12 he served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Fiscal Crises.

Professor Mihov's papers have appeared in many academic journals including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has given interviews for BBC, CNBC Asia, Agence France Presse, Dow Jones Newswire and many other newspapers and magazines. Professor Mihov is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer and panellist at events organized by the PwC, WEF, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard, Bloomberg, Swiss Re, Alstom, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and other companies.

He holds a PhD degree from Princeton University and a B.S. in business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where, in 2006, he was recognised as a Distinguished Young Alumnus.

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Bernard YeungProfessor Bernard Yeung is the President of ABFER Executive Committee, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. Before joining NUS in June 2008, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. He has also served as the Director of the NYU China House, the honorary co-chair of the Strategy Department of the Peking University Guanghua School of Management, and Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University. From 1988 to 1999, he taught at the University of Michigan and at the University of Alberta from 1983 to 1988.

Professor Yeung`s research work has featured in more than 100 research publications covering topics in finance, strategy, foreign direct investment, international trade, international macroeconomics, institutional economics, sustainability, and economic history. His articles have appeared in journals in the fields of economics, finance, strategic management, international business, and accounting, as well as in top-tier media publications such as The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has contributed chapters in many leading books and written working papers.

He has also won several scholarly honours and awards for academic excellence, including the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award (2013) from the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) division of the Academy of Management; the Excellence in Teaching Award (Executive Education) by Stern School of Business at NYU and Teacher Excellence Award (doctoral programmes) by University of Michigan Business School.

In addition, Professor Yeung has served on various committees and international advisory boards. He was a member of the Economic Strategies Committee in Singapore chaired by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance (2009). Professor Yeung is also a member of several other committees, including the Management Advisory Committee of SPRING Singapore and the Financial Research Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Professor Yeung sits on the International Advisory Board of the Korea University Business School, the Intellectual Property of Singapore, the Institute of System Science Management Board, and the Strategic Recruitment Advisory Committee at NUS. He is the Dean Director on the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Board. He was also a member of the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee (MAC) and Asia Advisory Task force (AATF) of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). He is also an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB).

Professor Yeung received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and his MBA and PhD degrees from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

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