Institute Professor Solow to deliver DUSP lecture


Institute Professor emeritus Robert Solow will deliver a talk titled "Inequality at the Low End: Low Wage Work in Rich Countries" from noon to 2 p.m. today in 32-141 as part of the fall speaker series presented by MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Solow, who has worked on issues of growth theories, income distribution, the role of technological change in development, unemployment and economic policy, has received numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1987 for his contributions to the theory of economic growth. He was a chief architect of the Department of Economics at MIT, along with Paul Samuelson, and he continues to lecture widely. Among other activities, he is a valued advisor on current economics questions and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.

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