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Welfare Reform: Lessons from Large Scale Experiments


From: Monday November 10, 2014, 12:00 am

To: Tuesday November 11, 2014, 12:00 am

PUBLIC LECTURE Welfare Reform: Lessons from Large Scale Experiments Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 from 5.30-7:00pm Speaker: Professor Dean Hyslop, Victoria University of Wellington Location: Hedley Bull Centre LT 1 Building 130 Cnr Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU RSVP W gruen oct E T 02 6125 3582 This lecture is free and open to the public ANU Public Lecture Series information: FH Gruen Public Lecture Over the past two decades many countries have reformed and extended their income support systems to enhance the financial incentives for low-income individuals and families to work and become economically self-sufficient. This lecture discusses the impacts of such incentives on employment outcomes and welfare receipt on sole parents, from a suite of large scale social experiments. The evidence shows that financial incentives have important effects but the impacts vary across recipients.   Dean Hyslop is Professor of Econometrics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is also a Senior Research Associate at Motu Research Trust, and an Associate of the Centre for Labour, Employment and Work. He has previously held positions at UCLA, the NZ Treasury, Department of Labour and the Reserve Bank, and visiting research positions at UC Berkeley and the University of Melbourne. Professor Hyslop was the corecipient of the Econometric Society‚Äôs 2008 Frisch medal, given biennially to an applied paper published in Econometrica in the previous 5 years. His research interests lie in labour economics and applied econometrics, and his current research focuses on the effect of changes in the composition of employment on wages and productivity over the business cycle, minimum wages, individual and family earnings dynamics, and income and economic inequality. Presented by Research School of Economics ANU College of Business & Economics


Hedley Bull Centre LT 1

Building 130, Cnr Garran Road and Liversidge Street, Acton

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