Dr. Bernstein's lecture considers issues related to the post-recession economy and workplace and answers several questions. What roles are technology, globalization, inequality, and fiscal policy likely to play in shaping economic outcomes facing workers at different positions in the wage scale? Is labor-saving technology accelerating in new ways that will displace ever more workers, particularly in factories? Why is it taking so long to get back to full employment? Will revived financial markets stay "on the rails"?
Mary Joyce Carlson, a labor and employment attorney practicing in Washington, D.C., and General Motors' chief economist, G. Mustafa Mohatarem, provide commentary on the lecture from management and employee perspectives.
Bernstein, Jared, "The Post-Recession Economy: A Return To...What? - The 36th Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture" (2014). Institute for Law and the Workplace Lectures. 18.