Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource

22 April 2021

The lecture discusses how people in a variety of countries spend their weekly 168 hours and what determines their choices. It focuses on such things as differences by education, age, gender, and other characteristics. It  suggests that people find time increasingly scarce and offers suggestions about how to deal with that scarcity.

Daniel Hamermesh
Daniel Hamermesh | Lecturer
Professor Emeritus of Barnard College (USA), King's College Holloway, University of London (UK) and University of Texas at Austin (USA). He is the chairman of the community at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA), editor-in-chief of the labor economics resource IZA World of Labor, a member of the Econometric Society, a researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and in 2001 was president of the Society for Labor Economics. Received a PhD from Yale University. His research interests are in areas such as time use, labor economics, discrimination, social security, and the application of labor economics to topics such as suicide, sleep and beauty.
Evgeny Yakovlev
SAFMAR Associate Professor with tenure