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Thursday, April 13 • 9:00am - 9:50am
March of Regress? Understanding Technology and Inequality FILLING

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University of Virginia economics professor James Harrigan has used more than 35 years of data to study economic inequality in the United States, seeking explanations and solutions for the rapidly widening chasm between the very rich and nearly everyone else. He has found that while globalization is part of the story, it is automation that is the primary reason that middle-wage and manufacturing jobs have decreased so drastically. This “table setting” special seminar is a small group dialogue that is designed to allow leaders to reflect and exchange ideas about how these megatrends are affecting their communities, and what can be done to respond.

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James Harrigan

Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
James Harrigan is a Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Virginia. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Sciences Po in Paris. He conducts research on economic inequality, international trade, and economic geography... Read More →


Bryan VanGronigen

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Room 206, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903