Home > News and media > News > News archive > 2006 > Love your job or hate it? The economics of job satisfaction


Love your job or hate it? The economics of job satisfaction

Professor Richard Freeman, Harvard University, NBER and LSE, will give a lecture at LSE on Monday 8 May. He will explore the economics of job satisfaction.

Every week employed people spend half or more of their waking time at work. With computers and email, work has become more intrusive. Many think about work and put in extra hours at the weekends. What determines job satisfaction at work? What do people do when they are dissatisfied? This lecture tells what we know and need to know to understand this critical part of our lives.

Richard Freeman is professor of economics at Harvard University, labour studies programme director at NBER and senior research fellow at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance| (CEP).

This event marks the beginning of Manpower's collaboration with the CEP at LSE in the setting up of a Human Resources Lab.

Professor John Van Reenen, director of CEP, will chair this event.

Love your Job or Hate it? The Economics of Job Satisfaction is on Monday 8 May 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

2 May 2006