Not Your Grandparents’ Workforce: How Regulation Can Harm Millennials

May 04, 2016
Rayburn House Office Building B-340

Event Speakers

Christopher Koopman

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Liya Palagashvili

Senior Research Fellow

With millennials now making up the largest generation in the US workforce, studies have shown that they have different preferences on how to work and live. For instance, while previous generations preferred stability and work-life balance, millennials place higher value on flexibility and work-life integration. The question then arises, are many of the current workforce policies out of step with the employment evolution millennials desire?

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to join us for a Regulation University event featuring:

The panelists will discuss:  

  • The employment and entrepreneurial opportunities millennials value;
  • How traditional regulatory policies are creating barriers to entry in the job market; and
  • The influence that regulatory accumulation is having on entrepreneurs and start-ups.

 Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

This educational discussion is planned in accordance with House Committee on Ethics’ exception for Educational Events and is open to all congressional and federal agency staff.

 Lunch will be provided. Please contact Jen Campbell with any dietary restrictions. Due to space constraints, please no interns.

Questions? Please contact Jen Campbell at or 703-993-4967.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. From spending, to regulation, to health care, to cronyism, Mercatus scholars conduct research on a number of topics and produce a variety of products to be used by media and policymakers to connect academic learning with real-world practice.