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A virtual public lecture was sponsored by the
Montana State UniversityInitiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis (IRAEA) 


Tuesday, February 21, 2023
4:30 - 5:30 pm MT

The COVID-19 pandemic led to unprecedented turmoil in labor markets across the world. Labor market disruptions have alarmed employers, policy makers, consumers, and researchers. In Bozeman and other areas, local businesses have cut hours of operation, cut production, or shut down for lack of workers. What are the underlying reasons for this turmoil? Is this the new normal? How have resignations, quiet quitting, and expanded government benefits played a role? In this free public workshop, a leading economist will share research on these labor market developments and insights regarding how the U.S. labor market will evolve moving forward. Please join us for this virtual event!

Jason Faberman

Jason Faberman is a Senior Economist & Economic Advisor in the Research, Policy, and Public Engagement Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research focuses broadly on the labor market, with a particular focus on the interaction between employers and workers. His research has been published in various journals, including Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives, among others. Faberman also served as a Senior Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 2007 to 2011, and as a Research Economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 2003 to 2007. During his time at the BLS, he worked extensively on developing and enhancing the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and the Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data. He has also taught at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and the University of Maryland, College Park. He received a B.S. in environmental science and a B.A. in economics from Lehigh University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

For Additional Information, Please Contact Dr. Isaac D. Swensen or Dr. Wendy Stock