The Rotman Initiative for Women in Business Expert Speakers Series proudly presents Daniel Hamermesh, Prof. Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin; Professor of Labor Economics, Maastricht University (Netherlands).
Topic: “Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People are More Successful”
SYNOPSIS: Prof. Hamermesh will discuss how beauty pays off in jobs, in dating and marriage, and in borrowing, and why. He will highlight the differences in the payoffs by gender, and examines whether these effects reflect discrimination or differences in productivity. He will consider whether bad looks should be a protected category in the job market, and offers suggestions to help the “looks-challenged” succeed.
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Discussion and Q&A)
Fee: $49 plus HST per person (includes the session and 1 copy of the book ‘Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People are More Successful’)
Cancellations received in writing prior to 5:00 pm on March 29 will receive a refund less a $10.00 administration fee per person. If we do not receive written notice of your cancellation, you will be charged the full amount for this session. Substitutions are always welcome.
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Daniel Hamermesh earned his B.A. from the University of Chicago (1965) and a Ph.D. from Yale (1969). He taught from 1969-73 at Princeton, from 1973-93 at Michigan State, and has held visiting professorships at universities in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was President of the Society of Labor Economists in 2000-01. He authored Labor Demand, The Economics of Work and Pay, and a wide array of articles in labor economics in the leading general and specialized economics journals. His research concentrates on labor demand, time use, social insurance programs (particularly unemployment insurance) and unusual applications of labor economics (to suicide, sleep and beauty). He is widely quoted in the major print media and has appeared on such national television programs as Good Morning, America, and PBS Evening News Hour.