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Getting People Hired: What's Working, What Needs to Change

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research


Getting People Hired: What's Working, What Needs to Change

Thursday, November 11th and Friday, November 12th

The John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building Koret-Taube Conference Center

366 Galvez, Stanford University

Open to entire Stanford community, come for one or more sessions.  Register here.


Thursday, November 11th, 7-8:30pm

Are Green Jobs a Mirage, or the Heart of the New Economy?

an "Oxford-Style" debate

Dan Reicher, former Asst. Secretary of Energy, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, Google

Andrew Morriss, Professor of Law, University of Alabama

Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts

Roger Noll, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Stanford University



Friday, November 12th, 10am-2:30pm

A Jobs Overview:  Where Are We Now? 10:00-10:30

Betsey Stevenson, Chief Economist, Department of Labor, live from Washington D.C.

The Trouble Spots: 10:30-11:00

David Crane, Senior Adviser, Governor Schwarzenegger, "Consumer Debt, State & Local Government"

Jobs and the Global Market:  11:00-12:00

Nick Hope, Director, Stanford Center for International Development, "China and U.S. Jobs"

John Zysman, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley, "The Service Revolution"


The Fiscal Crisis and the Labor Market: 1:00-1:40

Edward Lazear, Former Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors & Professor, Stanford Business School 

Successful Careers in a Global Market:  1:40 - 2:45

Management Consulting and the Knowledge Market 

Lenny Mendonca, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co., Director of the McKinsey Global Institute

Chris DiGiorgio, California Managing Director, Accenture


Technology and Social Medi

Laura Ipsen, Vice President, Cisco


Elliot Schrage, Vice President, Facebook