CEP 21st Birthday Lecture: Comparing Real Wages: the McWage Index
Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton University)
Tuesday 28 February 2012 18:30 - 20:00
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ
About this event
Real wages measure worker welfare and the cost of labour. Professor Ashenfelter reports the results of a decade long study of wage rates at McDonald's restaurants in over 60 countries.
CEP 21st Birthday Lecture Series
Comparing Real Wages: the McWage Index
Speaker: Professor Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University
Date: Tuesday 28 February 2012
Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entrance is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Overview: Real wages measure worker welfare and the cost of labor. After providing some historical background and the basis for their interpretation, Professor Ashenfelter reports the results of a decade long study of wage rates at McDonald's restaurants in over 60 countries
About the Speaker: Orley Ashenfelter is Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics and Director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University. He is also the editor of the Law and Economics Review, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and is a corresponding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2003 he won the IZA Labor Economics Prize, and in 2002 received a doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Brussels.
For information on future lectures in this series, please visit the CEP 21st Birthday Lecture Series webpage
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This event will take place in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ.The building is labelled on the map.