Talk: 'The One Percent Solution' by Gordon Lafer
October 16, 2017
Room: 3rd Floor Conference Room
UMass Amherst Campus
Gordon Lafer is a professor at the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center. His work focuses primarily on industrial and policy research, and he has written widely on issues of economic and employment policy.
His most recent book is The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America, One State at a Time (Cornell University Press, 2017).
Lafer's talk is part of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) Speaker Series: The Right Wing Assault on American Democracy: What Is It? How Can We Defeat It?
Established in 1998, PERI is an independent unit of UMass Amherst, with close ties to the Department of Economics. PERI staff frequently work collaboratively with faculty members and graduate students from the University of Massachusetts, and other economists from around the world. Since its founding, PERI has become a leading source of research and policy initiatives on issues of globalization, unemployment, financial market instability, central bank policy, living wages and decent work, and the economics of peace, development, and the environment.