Cornell University

A Fireside Chat with Jake Rosenfeld

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 4:15pm to 5:30pm

Doherty Lounge, ILR School, Ives 281

In pay, objective pay is more relative than your HR Director thinks

Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U) chats with Prof. Diane Burton (ILR School) about his books and ongoing research. Snacks will be available.

Professor Jake Rosenfeld's research and teaching focus on the political and economic determinants of inequality in the United States and other advanced democracies. He is primarily interested in the determinants of wages and salaries, and how these vary across time and place. He is the author of many articles and two books, You're Paid What You’re Worth and Other Myths of the Modern Economy (2021) and What Unions No Longer Do (2014). He is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis.

This talk is hosted by the Institute for Compensation Studies, Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality, and the Cornell Population Center. It is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

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ILR School, Sociology, Cornell Population Center, Center for the Study of Inequality

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Sara Brooks


Jake Rosenfeld

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Washington University in St. Louis

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