This course examines the Federal, State, and Local policies that govern employment in the United States. We will examine government agencies at different levels work together to set and enforce the rules governing employer-employee relations and to provide workers with insurance and protection. We will discuss policy issues from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. What kind of impact do we expect particular policies to have? What do empirical studies of policies actually find? What are the practical issues that surround the adoption and implementation of new policies?
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Stevenson is a labor economist who publishes widely about the labor market and the impact of public policies on outcomes both in the labor market and for families. Her research explores women's labor market experiences, the economic forces shaping the modern family, and how these experiences and forces influence each other. She served as the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011, participating as the secretary's deputy to the White House economic team.