Kerwin Charles, interim Dean and Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy will present this year's Bernard I. Fain Lecture. The title of Charles' talk is: Labor Markets, Public Policy and Racial Earnings Inequality in the U.S. The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Salomon 001 and is directed at the entire university community.
For more than three decades, Brown's Department of Economics has presented the annual Bernard I. Fain Lecture thanks to the generosity of the family and friends of the late Bernard Fain, a 1952 graduate of Brown University and a member of the Providence business community. A series of distinguished speakers have addressed matters of economic and social interest to the general public through these talks. Prof. Charles earned his doctorate at Cornell University and joined the University of Chicago in 2005. His research focuses on a range of questions in labor and applied microeconomics, including racial and gender discrimination in the labor market, intergenerational propagation of wealth and earnings within families, how adverse health shocks affect family stability and labor supply, and differences in consumption across racial and ethnic groups.