UNH's Whittemore School Economics
Seminar Explores Why Big Firms Pay Higher Wages
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
September 12, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. – John Gibson, senior lecturer in the Department
of Economics at the Waikato Management School in Hamilton, New
Zealand, is the featured speaker at the Friday,
Sept. 19, 2003, Economics Seminar sponsored by the University of
New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics.
Gibson presents his research, “Firm Size, Wages, and Unmeasured
Skills: Evidence from an International Database,” from 2:10
to 3:30 p.m. in Room 318 McConnell Hall. The lecture is free and
open to the public. Visitor parking at UNH is located just off
Route 155A on Mast Road; a free shuttle bus service is available
from the visitor center.
Gibson will discuss his research testing the hypothesis that the
pattern of higher wages often found in larger firms is due to the
fact that the workers are more skilled. Gibson received his Ph.D.
from Stanford University. His teaching and research interests focus
on development issues, the international economy, labor, and applied
microeconometrics. He is currently a visiting assistant professor
in the Economics Department at Williams College in Massachusetts.
The Economics Seminar series is a weekly event of the Whittemore
School’s graduate degree program in economics that highlights
the research of the school’s faculty, graduate students and
visiting academics. The presentations are interspersed with questions
from the audience.
For more information about the seminars, contact Karen Conway, coordinator
of graduate studies and associate professor of economics, at 862-3386
Advance copies of Gibson’s paper are available by calling
Sinthy Kounlasa at 862-3457 or sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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