Noted Labor Economist, Dr. Susan Houseman, to Speak at upcoming PMP Session


Dr. Susan Houseman, Vice-President and Director of Research at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, will address the Future of Work and how pandemic impacts may shape industry and occupation trends at the August 20, 2020, Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) Pre-Summit Session. Dr. Houseman is a distinguished labor economist whose research areas include temporary and contract employment arrangements, domestic outsourcing, offshoring, manufacturing, and measurement issues in economic statistics. Dr. Houseman chairs the Consensus Study on Contingent and Alternative Work Arrangements for the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences, chairs the Technical Advisory Committee to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and co-directs the Labor Statistics Program at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. She received her PhD in economics from Harvard University.

As a recognized expert on temporary help employment, outsourcing, and nonstandard work arrangements, Dr. Houseman’s research has examined trends in employers’ use of these arrangements and their implications for workers’ wages, benefits, and employment stability. Her research on outsourcing and offshoring has highlighted measurement problems in U.S. statistics. Her work addresses biases in price indexes, productivity, and output growth along with other measurement problems arising from the growth of globalization. Her work on short-time compensation in state unemployment insurance programs has examined work sharing as a tool to mitigate unemployment during recessions. Other research focuses on older workers and retirement issues and comparative labor market policies in Japan and Europe. Following Dr. Houseman’s remarks, the Projections Suite team will demonstrate new software features for state projections analysts.

The Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) operates an integrated, nationwide program of state and local projections. The PMP helps projections customers make informed decisions based on the most reliable and relevant occupational and industry outlook information. Funding for the PMP is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, with technical support from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other entities across the country.

State LMI agencies and workforce partners are welcome to attend this virtual session. Registration is free.

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