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SABEWDC16 is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief and senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com. The conference is co-chaired by Cory Schouten, Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University and SABEW vice president.

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Friday, May 20 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Wages - Poised to Accelerate or Doomed to Stagnate?

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The job market has come a long way in this recovery, but worker pay remains a laggard. Robots, trade agreements, the skills gap, gender and race bias -- how do these affect wages, what can be done, and how does the future of work look? Labor market experts will debate the issues and offer their views. 

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Tara Sinclair

Associate professor of economics and international affairs, Economist, George Washington University, Indeed
Tara Sinclair is an associate professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University and economist at Indeed. Her research focuses on modeling, explaining, and forecasting labor market and other macroeconomic trends for different countries. As Indeed's Chief Economist Tara is developing original research using proprietary Indeed data combined with publicly available data to uncover exclusive insights on the labor market... Read More →

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Elise Gould

Senior economist, Retirement and Investor Research, Economic Policy Institute
Elise Gould is a senior economist and director of health policy research at the Economic Policy Institute. Her research areas include wages, poverty, inequality, economic mobility and health care. She is a co-author of The State of Working America, 12th Edition. Gould also published in venues such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Challenge Magazine, and Tax Notes; and has written for academic journals... Read More →
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Seth Harris

Distinguished scholar, Counsel, Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Dentons
Seth Harris served four and one-half years as the US Deputy Secretary of Labor, and six months as Acting US Secretary of Labor and a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. He also served for almost seven years in the Labor Department during the Clinton Administration. A nationally recognized leader in his field, he is a Distinguished Scholar at Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations where he teaches and writes... Read More →
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Mark Zandi

Chief economist, Moody's Analytics Inc.
Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005. | | Dr. Zandi’s broad research interests encompass macroeconomics, financial markets and public policy. His recent research has... Read More →