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The Rise and Implications of the 1099 Economy

October 25, 2016


15th Floor Int'l Affairs Building 420 W 118th Street New York, NY 10027

Event Type: 

The Rise and Implications of

the 1099 Economy
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.  
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Sponsored by the Program for Economic Research and the School of International and Public Affairs


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