Media & Audio Links & Contributions to on-line articles


September 19, 2017
Launch of The JPEO The Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership
LINK to Article Submission: JPEO Submission
Editors: Richard B. Freeman and Takao Kato
From the Press Release:
- The JPEO is the first leading forum for new economics of participation, economic analysis of new participatory work practices and shared capitalism. It is the only mainstream journal for rigorous research on shared capitalism, employee ownership, profit sharing, gainsharing, and broad-based stock option.
- Co-editor Prof Kato said of the launch of the new journal: “Presently, there is no rigorous peer-reviewed journal to bring diverse research communities together with a common goal of deepening our understanding of diverse forms of employee participation and compensation systems. ... JPEO is aimed at filling this important gap by providing a leading global forum for high-quality original theoretical and empirical research in the broad area of employee participation and alternative compensation systems."


July 31, 2017
HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS)
INTERVIEW:  Robots, Jobs and Inequality
In this short interview, Prof Richard Freeman of Harvard University warns that robotization has already had an impact on jobs and wages and may worsen inequality. The solution, he proposes, is ensuring that workers will share ownership of robots.

June 14, 2017
HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS)
LECTURE:  China's Patent Explosion
In the 2000s China moved from modest contributor to global patents to become the number one patent producing country in the world. What is quality of Chinese patents compared to those of US/other countries? To what extent is China’s patent growth frontier inventions vs catch-up of products new to China but not the world? What is the relation of patents with economic outcomes? This talk will answer these questions with statistical and case evidence.

First Quarter 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Econ Focus
"Robots for the Long Haul"  article by David Price

April 19, 2017 (air date)
NPR Marketplace
Robot-Proof Jobs 3: Rewiring the Future - Series on automation and the economy
PODCAST:  see segment ~17 minute mark
HOSTS: David Brancaccio and Katie Long


October 1, 2016
The Economist, A lapse in concentration: A dearth of competition among firms helps explain wage inequality and a host of other ills"  Reference to Barth, Bryson, Davis Freeman 2016 JOLE paper, "Its Where You Work".

December 13, 2016
Profit Sharing Boosts Employee Productivity and Satisfaction

December 5, 2016
Rice University, DeLange Conference on Humans, Machines & The Future of Work
Press: "Will robots take all our jobs someday?"  The Star, Tech News, 12/9/2016

America's Course on Poverty - Open-Source On-Line Educational Course
Module 1: How Much Inequality Is too Much?
Stanford University

From the Land of Gandhi - Film
Interviewed in the film regarding the history of immigration.
Link to Film - 50 minutes
Facebook Link   /  Vimeo Link
From the Land of Gandhi is a 21st century story of skilled immigrants who wait for years, at the prime of their lives, for freedom in the US with their careers, choices and dreams inadvertently linked to their country of birth.

Economic Research Forum - Blog


August 13, 2015
NBER Interview with David Kestenbaum
Keynes Predicted We Would Be Working 15-Hour Weeks. Why Was He So Wrong?

December 8, 2015
CEDEFOP Interview - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Robots and the Future of Work: Maximising skills for jobs and jobs for skills

January 7, 2008
Stephen Colbert Report
Discussing the purpose of unions and the book American Works