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Speech

A Unique Wage Environment

June 2, 2021

President Tom Barkin discusses the factors influencing wage growth in the wake of the pandemic.

Tom Barkin
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Speech

The Evolving Employment Story

May 26, 2021

What explains diverging employment outcomes for college graduates and older workers? Read more in President Tom Barkin’s latest essay.

Tom Barkin
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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Podcast

Labor Market Decisions Over the Life Cycle

Feb. 23, 2022

For the 50th episode of the podcast, hosts Jessie Romero, Charles Gerena and Tim Sablik use previous episodes to explore how labor markets are shaped by the economic choices we make throughout our lifetimes, from childhood to adulthood to old age.

Podcast

The Flow of Human Capital

Jan. 12, 2022

Mark Bils of the University of Rochester and Niklas Engbom of New York University discuss their research on how easily labor is substituted or shifted between jobs and its implications for policies to bolster human capital.

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