The Rise and Implications of the 1099 Economy

October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
1501 International Affairs Building
420 W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States
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A Panel Discussion Featuring
Susan Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute
Alan Krueger, Princeton University
Robert Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Weil, Department of Labor
Moderated by Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University
The nature of work arrangements is changing in the U.S. and other countries. More and more workers are employed as independent contractors and freelancers (receiving 1099 tax forms), often “on-demand” and organized through digital platforms like Uber, Taskrabbit and others. What is behind this trend? What are the implications for workers and for the broader economy? What are the implications for public policy? This panel of leading experts will discuss these important issues.  
Sponsored by the Program for Economic Research and the School of International and Public Affairs