Media Advisory

Panel to explore global unemployment

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651

21 October 2009

ATTENTION: Economic, international and political reporters and editors


A discussion about global unemployment by a panel of University of California, Berkeley, experts.

Despite recent upticks in the economy, the national and worldwide employment picture remains bleak. The panel will explore the role of international organizations in addressing the current financial and economic crisis and offer proposals to prevent protectionism and to promote a global solution.

Panelists also will address questions such as:

  • Is a "jobless recovery" ahead?
  • Did the international economic crisis permanently alter the labor market?
  • What are the anticipated employment patterns and prospects as global markets and economies recover?


12:30-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28


Booth Auditorium at the UC Berkeley School of Law, near the intersection of Bancroft Way and Piedmont Avenue. See campus map.


The campus panelists will include:

  • Brad DeLong, professor of economics and a popular blogger on economic issues
  • Andrew Rose, professor of economic policy and analysis at the Haas School of Business and an expert on international trade, currency and exchange
  • David Card, professor of economics and an authority on immigration, labor issues, education, pension incentives and retirement
  • John Quigley, professor of economics at the Goldman School of Public Policy and director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy. He will moderate.


Event sponsors include the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy at the UC Berkeley School of Law, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library and the iGov Institutions and Governance Program at the Institute of International Studies. For more details, contact Heddy Riss, program director of the Center on Institutions and Governance, at (510) 642-0532 or