Events by EOP

Throughout the year, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program hosts a variety of events to highlight strategies, policies, and ideas that help low- and moderate-income Americans connect to and thrive in a changing economy. Scroll down to explore these events in greater detail and click here to receive advance notice about upcoming events. Some of our multi-part discussion series include…


Working in America

In 2013, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program launched Working in America, an ongoing discussion series that highlights an array of critical employment and job quality issues affecting low and moderate-income American workers. This series brings to the forefront relevant ideas and policies that can work to improve the economy and jobs. These conversations feature a diverse set of voices and perspectives, including those of high-profile worker advocates, philanthropists, labor leaders, academics, and business leaders. Click here to learn more about Working in America.


Reconnecting Work and Wealth

Reconnecting Work and Wealth is a joint set of work led by the Economic Opportunities Program and Financial Security Program at the Aspen Institute. Income and assets are both essential building blocks of household economic security and opportunity, and are intertwined in the economic lives of households. Together the programs are exploring how critical changes in recent decades are reshaping both labor and financial markets and leaving working families more vulnerable. Click here to learn more about Reconnecting Work and Wealth.


Reinventing Low-Wage Work

Low-wage jobs are a growing part of the US economy. From March 2012 to February 2013, Reinventing Low-Wage Work explored issues specific to industry sectors that employ large numbers of low-wage workers, including the restaurant, long-term care, retail, residential construction, and domestic work industries. Click here to learn more about Reinventing Low Wage Work.