Erica L. Groshen is a Visiting Senior Scholar at the ILR School of Cornell University, and served as the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics from January 2013 to January 2017. Prior to joining BLS, Dr. Groshen was a Vice President and economist in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Dr. Groshen’s research focuses on jobless recoveries, regional labor markets, wage rigidity and dispersion, the male-female wage differential, service-sector employment, and the role of employers in labor market outcomes. She co-authored the book How New is the “New Employment Contract”? from the W.E. Upjohn Institute Press and co-edited Structural Changes in U.S. Labor Markets: Causes and Consequences, from M.E. Sharpe, Inc. She has published numerous papers in academic and Federal Reserve journals and co-led the sixteen-country International Wage Flexibility Project. She has served as a member of the BLS Data Users’ Advisory Committee and of the Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee of Professional Associations. She was a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and served on the Board of Reviewers for Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economics and Society. In 1999-2000, Dr. Groshen visited the Bank for International Settlements in Basel Switzerland. Before joining the New York Fed, Dr. Groshen was a visiting assistant professor of economics and economic advisor at Barnard College at Columbia University and an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Dr. Groshen holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Harvard University and a B.S. in economics and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Erica Groshen discusses the trends that characterize the future of the U.S. workforce and how robotics and artificial intelligence could have an impact on employment.
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