Spring 2011 Colloquia

Job CreationJob Creation and Local Communities Series

IRLE is pleased to announce a special seminar series which will focus on job creation and the local community. The series brings together both UC faculty and affiliates and well-known experts in the field. At this time series details are still being finalized; a list of topics and speakers follows below. Check the IRLE Web for further details, including times for each event. In addition to this topical series, there are also three other colloquia, which are listed below in chronological order.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationJob Creation: An Informal Conversation with Bob Giloth

Bob Giloth, Annie E. Casey Foundation


Monday, February 14, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationThe Role of State Fiscal Policy in Job Creation

Ken Jacobs, Center for Labor, Research and Education


Wednesday, February 23, 2011 – 12:30-2pM

Job CreationJobs Tax Credits and Job Creation

Jesse Rothstein, Goldman School of Public Policy
Discussant: Carrie Portis, San Francisco Works


Wednesday, February 23, 2011 – 5-6:30PM   SPECIAL TIME

Job CreationEconomic Development in Hard Times: How to Spend Less and Get More

Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First


Monday, February 28, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationThe Cleveland Model: From Green Jobs to Green Ownership

Ted Howard, Evergreen Cooperatives and The Democracy Collaborative


Monday, March 7, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationJob Creation in the Green Economy

Carol Zabin and Karen Chapple, Vial Center


Monday, March 14 – 12:30-1:30pm   SPECIAL TIME

Union Democracy: Why have it? What is it? Plus a little bit of empirical data

George Strauss, Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business


Monday, March 28, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationImmigration: Economics, Attitudes and Policies

David Card, Deptment of Economics


Monday, March 28 2011 – 4pm-5pm   SPECIAL TIME

Product Architecture, Organizational Design, and HRM Practices: Comparing Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Firms

Tsuyoshi Tsuru, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

» Seminar Paper PDF

» Seminar Presentation (PPT)


Friday, April 1, 2011 – 12:00-1pm   SPECIAL TIME

Job CreationHow Can California Spur Job Creation?

David Neumark, Public Policy Institute of California, UC Irvine


Monday, April 4, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationSpatial Dynamics of Job Creation

Ted Egan, Chief Economist, City of San Francisco


Monday, April 11, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationInfrastructure, Job Creation, and Local Hire

Bernida Reagan, Director of Community and Client Relations at Merriwether Williams Insurance Services (formerly Director of Social Responsibility at the Port of Oakland)
Andreas Cluver, Secretary-Treasurer for the Alameda County Building Trades Council


Monday, April 18, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationCommunity Benefits, Accountable Development, and Job Creation

Cecilia Estolano, Green For All


Monday, April 25, 2011 – 12:30-2pm

Job CreationThe Union Vision for Job Creation

Cesar Diaz, State Building and Construction Trades Council
Bernie Kotlier, IBEW
Tim Rainey, California Labor Federation


Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 4-5:30pm  SPECIAL TIME

Outlier Nation? American Exceptionalism and Quality of Life in the United States?

Jerome Karabel, UCB Department of Sociology


Thursday, May 5, 2011 – 12:00-1pm   CANCELLED

How Racial Divisions on the Shop-floor Influence Social Capital Activation for Job-Finding

Sandra Smith, Department of Sociology


All events are located at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA.

TO ATTEND AN EVENT, PLEASE R.S.V.P. Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkeley.edu