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Alan Seals, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts, recently had his paper on racial discrimination in the labor market featured in Fortune Magazine. Seals and his collaborators, John Nunley, economics professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Adam Pugh at CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin, and Nicholas Romero, a graduate student in the Department of Economics at Auburn University, conducted an experiment to understand the job market for recent college graduates in the wake of the Great Recession. They submitted 9,400 fake resumes of nonexistent recent college graduates through online job applications for positions based in Atlanta, Baltimore, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, Boston and Minneapolis. They sent four resumes per job and randomly changed certain variables in the applications, such as college major, work experience, gender and race and found that racial bias does still exist in hiring practices. Overall, black applicants were invited in for interviews 15.2 percent of the time, while white applicants received invitations 18 percent of the time. To read the complete article, please visit this website.