Public Policy Working Group: Patrick Button

Is it Harder for Older Workers to Find Jobs? New and Improved Evidence from a Field Experiment

Assistant Professor of Economics

Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center
201-Race Conference Room
Meeting time is 12:00 – 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. The meeting is open only to members of the Public Policy Working Group.
Sponsored by:
Center for Public Policy Research

Event Description

About The Speakers

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.

Admission Information

By Invitation Only