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David Autor

Associate Department Head, MIT Department of Economics; Faculty Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research and Faculty Research Associate, NBER

David Autor is a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Autor's research focuses on Human capital and earnings inequality, labor market impacts of technological change, contingent and intermediated work arrangements, Health, disability and labor supply, and employment protection and labor market operation.


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Robert Rubin’s Opening Remarks and Panel on Proposals for Improving Skills and Creating Jobs

December 3, 2010 • Video

Council on Foreign Relations Co-Chair and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin's opening remarks and panel on proposals for improving skills and creating jobs at The Future of American Jobs, Part II Hamilton Project and Center for American Progress event.

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The Future of American Jobs, Part II: Event Photos

December 3, 2010 • Photo Galleries

On December 3, The Hamilton Project and the Center for American Progress hosted the second of two conferences addressing the long-term challenges of creating quality jobs in the United States, and preparing American workers for the jobs of the future. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis joined former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta, former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, business leader and philanthropist Penny Pritzker, Nobel Laureate Michael Spence, and other experts in a two-panel discussion on the future of American jobs.

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Supporting Work: A Proposal for Modernizing the U.S. Disability Insurance System

Papers • December 2010 • David Autor, Mark Duggan

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program has failed to support the ongoing employment and economic self-sufficiency of workers with disabilities, leading to rapid growth in program expenditures and declining employment of Americans with disabilities. This proposal offers a blueprint for reversing this needless employment decline and stemming the dramatic growth of the SSDI program.

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The Future of American Jobs, Part II

Events • December 3, 2010 • Washington, DC

The Hamilton Project and the Center for American Progress hosted the second of two conferences addressing the long-term challenges of creating quality jobs in the United States and preparing American workers for those jobs of the future. As part of the event, The Hamilton Project and the Center for American Progress released three targeted policy proposals by outside scholars to deal with the long-term challenges associated with the new global economy.

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David Autor Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. Labor Force

April 30, 2010 • Video

MIT Professor of Economics David Autor presents his paper on the state of the U.S. labor market. Hamilton Project Director Michael Greenstone and Center for American Progress Senior Economist Heather Boushey join Autor to discuss the paper and further challenges to the labor market at The Hamilton Project and Center for American Project The Future of American Jobs event.

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The Future of American Jobs: Event Photos

April 30, 2010 • Photo Galleries

The Hamilton Project partnered with the Center for American Progress to host a forum on the country’s employment situation. The event featured a discussion with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NEC director Lawrence H. Summers, moderated by PBS host Charlie Rose.

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Changes in Real Hourly Earnings by Education

April 30, 2010 • Charts

Over the past three decades, the wages of college graduates — both men and women — have increased significantly more than the wages of less educated workers.

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Employment Growth by Skill Level, 1979-2007

April 30, 2010 • Charts

Over the past 30 years, employment has increased in low-skill and high-skill occupations while at the same time stagnating or decreasing in middle-skill occupations. 

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The Future of American Jobs

Events • April 30, 2010 • Washington, DC

The Hamilton Project partnered with the Center for American Progress to host a forum on the country’s employment situation. The event featured a discussion with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NEC director Lawrence H. Summers, moderated by PBS host Charlie Rose.

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The Polarization of Job Opportunities in the U.S. Labor Market: Implications for Employment and Earnings

Papers • April 2010 • David Autor, Mark Duggan

This paper analyzes the U.S. labor market over the past three decades and finds employment polarization on the rise as job opportunities decline in middle-skill occupations, resulting in a sharp increase in wage inequality.


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