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Economics Society speaker on the labor market, 9/13

Featured Events | Sep 10, 2012 |

How is current economic policy affecting the labor market?

And what does that mean for current college students, who will be looking for jobs in the very near future?

The Economics Society is bringing Susan Wieler, Ph.D., to campus next week to shed some light on the situation. Dr. Weiler is a former economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and has been a consultant for noteworthy organizations.

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library
Attend: No RSVP needed; simply show up.

Here is some additional information on Dr. Wieler from her official biography:

Susan Wieler is an economist whose recent work has focused on the analysis of domestic policy in the areas of taxation, labor, immigration and poverty. Susan was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2007, where she did research on immigration and the causes of poverty in New York City. She also led the bank’s effort to develop partnerships between universities, the Internal Revenue Service, and community-based organizations to deliver free income tax preparation services to low-income workers. From 2007 until 2009, Susan was a senior policy associate at the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, New York City’s oldest multi-issue child advocacy organization. Previously, Susan was Senior Policy Associate at the Institute for Education and the Economy at Columbia University.

Susan has consulted to a variety of nonprofit organizations, including The Century Foundation and Demos, and has published on various topics in economic policy in both scholarly and popular journals, including Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Current Issues in Economics and Finance, The Economic Policy Review, The Washington Monthly and Challenge.

Susan has a B.A. in philosophy from Colgate University, an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Rutgers University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from New York University.

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