The State of the American Worker

The U.S. economy is in a state of flux. Employers have steadily added jobs since 2010, but wage growth has remained sluggish and the gap between the highest and lowest earners keeps widening. Technological change and globalization have been double-edged swords for different workers.

In this Events @ RAND podcast, a panel of RAND's top analysts discuss emerging trends in the labor market and policy options to address inequality and jobs of the future.

James Hosek

James Hosek

Senior Economist, RAND Corporation; Editor, RAND Journal of Economics; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Kathleen Mullen

Kathleen Mullen

Senior Economist and Associate Director, Economics, Sociology and Statistics Department, RAND Corporation; Director, RAND Center for Disability Research; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Garrett Reim

Garrett Reim (moderator)

Reporter, Los Angeles Business Journal

Krishna Kumar

Krishna Kumar

Director, RAND Labor and Population; Distinguished Chair in International Economic Policy and Senior Economist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Carter Price

Carter Price

Mathematician, RAND Corporation

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