Register for Ideas to Boost Wages in the New Economy

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth would like to invite you to the launch event for our new essay series on how to boost wages in the new economy on January 14, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST.

The forthcoming book collecting the series, Ideas to Boost Wages in the New Economy, features 10 essays by leading scholars on policies to boost wages for U.S. workers by addressing underlying structures and dynamics in our economy. The series—developed in partnership with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley and with funding from the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust—guides policymakers on how to deliver broadly shared economic prosperity by making wages a key outcome to structural economic policy at the federal and state levels.

We invite you to a series of fireside chats to discuss how to reimagine the U.S. economy so that workers are able to share in the value that they create, highlighting policy priorities and proposals to balance power and foster an equitable economy. This conference will feature three essay authors:
  • Ioana Marinescu, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, on addressing market concentration and employers’ ability to undercut wages.
  • Jesse Rothstein, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of California, Berkeley, and Faculty Director, California Policy Lab, on supporting policies to broadly share economic risks.
  • Andria Smythe, Assistant Professor of Economics, Howard University, on making higher education more accessible.