March 08, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Meeting time is 12:00 – 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. The meeting is open only to members of the Public Policy Working Group.
Event Type: Public Policy Working Group
Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Public Policy Research
Dr. Button researches in three areas. First, he researches discrimination in labor markets on the basis of age or disability. He is currently working on a field experiment to quantify how much discrimination older workers face, and what factors influence the amount of discrimination. He also studies the impact of employment non-discrimination laws on older or disabled workers. Second, Button studies how tax incentives for economic development affect where firms operate, using tax incentives for the film industry as a case study. Third, Button’s research show how researchers using statistical or econometric methods can more accurately test the effects of policy interventions by using model averaging, a strategy that incorporates uncertainty about statistical models.