Weakness in wages growth has been called a "crisis" in Australia and fixing the issue is proving a puzzle for policymakers.

In the United States, unemployment is at record lows but debates over income inequality are informing populist politics on both the left and the right.

To help examine how governments and business can tackle these issues in Australia and the United States, the Global Head of Economic Research at Indeed.com Martha Gimbel appeared in discussion with the USSC's Trade and Investment Program Director Dr Stephen Kirchner while she was in Australia.

Dr Kirchner also launched his latest research at the event, which looks at the link between productivity and compensation for workers in Australia and the United States.