The Great Recession, the American Labor Market, & Public Policy

Source: Rutgers University, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Workforce Advisor, November 2009

On Friday, October 30, 2009, the Heldrich Center presented a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the Great Recession and what the government is doing and might do to stabilize the U.S. economy, stem the loss of jobs, and accelerate economic recovery and opportunity.

Speakers included Erica Groshen, Regional Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Dr. William M. Rodgers III, Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and former Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor; and Dr. Norman J. Glickman, University Professor at Rutgers University. Dr. Carl Van Horn, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Heldrich Center, moderated the panel, which explored the economic, social, and political impact of high, long-term unemployment on the nation’s workforce and communities.

Available for download are Ms. Groshen’s presentation as well as Dr. Glickman’s presentation.

Also available are videos of the keynote presentations. Ms. Groshen’s presentation is available in three segments: part one, part two, and part three. Dr. Glickman’s presentation is available in two segments: part one and part two. Finally, Dr. Rodgers’ presentation is available in three segments: part one, part two, and part three.

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