John A. Hogan Distinguished Lecture

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Dr. John A. Hogan was a UNH professor of economics and business from 1947 through 1974. He gifted the Department of Economics a fund to be used to establish a professorship and annual lecture in his name to help promote awareness and understanding of contemporary issues relevant to the welfare and productivity of the American workplace. The John A. Hogan speaker series invites a distinguished individual from academia, public policy, government, organized labor or business to speak on important U.S. labor market trends and relevant policy issues

2023 John A. Hogan Distinguished Lecture Presents


Dr. David Autor

David Autor presents “The Work of the Future: Where Will It Come From” in the 2023 John A. Hogan Distinguished Lecture Series. Autor is a preeminent American Economist and MIT Ford Professor and Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow. In 2020, Autor received the Heinz 25th Special Recognition Award from the Heinz Family Foundation for his work “transforming our understanding of how globalization and technological change are impacting jobs and earning prospects for American workers.”
His scholarship explores the labor-market impacts of technological change and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earnings levels and inequality, and electoral outcomes.
In 2016, Autor presented to TedxCambridge, an independent local TED Talk event. His presentation entitled, “Will Automation Take Away All Our Jobs?” has nearly 2 million views on In a 2019 article, the Economist magazine labeled him as “The academic voice of the American worker.” Later that same year, and with (at least) equal justification, he was christened “Twerpy MIT Economist” by John Oliver of Last Week Tonight in a segment on automation and employment.
Please Join us in welcoming Dr. Autor to the Paul College Auditorium on April 13th at 3:30 p.m. with cocktail reception to follow. Please direct questions and inquiries to Dr. Karen Smith Conway, John A. Hogan Distinguished Professor of Economics at