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Concurrent Speaker: Barry Hirsch

The Income Inequities Gap: The Impact

Wednesday, June 7 – 10 a




Barry Hirsch, Ph.D

Professor of Economics
and W.J. Usery, Jr. Chair of the American Workplace

Georgia State University



Barry Hirsch is an applied labor economist whose research focuses on wage determination in U.S. labor markets. His work includes the study of union effects on economic performance and wages, survey nonresponse and imputation methods in government surveys, human capital, discrimination, area wage differentials, and specific labor markets (airlines, trucking, U.S. Postal Service, nursing, teachers, veterans). Hirsch is an IZA Research Fellow, a past president of the Southern Economic Association, and is on the editorial boards of Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, the Journal of Labor Research, and the Southern Economic Journal.  Hirsch has authored The Economic Analysis of Unions: New Approaches and Evidence (with J. Addison, 1986), Labor Unions and the Economic Performance of Firms (1991), Union Membership and Earnings Data Book (annual, with D. Macpherson), and is co-editor of Lives of the Laureates (4th ed., 2004, with W. Breit). Recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Review of Economics and Statistics.