Murray will discuss the effects of unemployment on social and psychological variables – such as time allocation, maintenance of family, incidence of depression, incidence of drug and alcohol use, health problems and other effects – during the Great Recession, focusing on mid-career workers aged 42-55, and workers in the early stages of their careers, aged 23-27, at the onset of 2007’s Great Recession and running through 2012.
Murray teaches economics at Bemidji State. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and has master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The Honors Council Lecture Series is hosted by the Bemidji State University Honors Council. The council is the advisory group to the honors program composed of 12 faculty members from each of the University’s colleges. Student representatives also are elected to the council by their cohorts for one-year terms.
For more information about the Honors Council Lecture Series, call the honors program at 755-3984.