Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Haveman discusses study on lack of skills gap

Professor Robert Haveman discusses the analysis by La Follette School students that shows no evidence of an existing or impending general labor skills gaps in a June 10 interview with Greg Neumann of WKOW-TV (Channel 27) in Madison for the Capitol City Sunday show.

The students, Megan Loritz, Ben Nerad, Phil Sletten and Jennifer Cunha, analyzed the supply and demand for labor by building projections for both overall levels of educational attainment and specific occupations and by using present-day economic indicators. The authors prepared the report for the Wisconsin Legislative Council as part of the spring 2013 Workshop in Public Affairs that Haveman taught.