On Productivity: The Story of Labour Market Mobility

On Productivity: The Story of Labour Market Mobility

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About the Webinar

Many “pro-labour” government policies actually reduce employment and wage rates. By loosening or eliminating certain regulations affecting labour markets, policymakers could promote flexibility in labour contracts, leading to improved productivity growth, higher wages, and faster job creation. Robert P. Murphy discusses some of these possible reforms including minimum wage, occupational licensing, “right to work” legislation, and immigration policy.

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About the Speaker

Robert P. Murphy

Robert P. Murphy is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute and Chief Economist at Infineo and author of the widely acclaimed book, Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute. He received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Previous positions include Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, Visiting Scholar at New York University, Research Analyst at Laffer Associates, and Senior Fellow in Business and Economic Studies at the Pacific Research Institute. Prof. Murphy runs the blog, Free Advice and hosts the podcast, The Bob Murphy Show. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal, The Study Guide to Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, The Human Action Study Guide, The Study Guide to The Theory of Money & Credit by Ludwig von Mises, and Lessons for the Young Economist. He has also written hundreds of economics articles for the layperson, has given numerous radio and television interviews on such outlets as Fox Business and CNBC, and is active on Twitter (@BobMurphyEcon).

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