Productivity and long term growth

NERO Meeting, 25 June 2004 - Programme


Programme of NERO meeting on labour market issues
25 June, Monaco Conference Room,
2, rue du Conseiller-Collignon, Paris

Morning session

9:30 Welcome
9:45-10:30 Labour force participation of older workers in OECD countries
Romain Duval, OECD

Fiscal treatment of early retirement savings: the scope for government intervention in the Netherlands

Peter Kooiman, CPB

11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:15 The labour market for older workers in France
Didier Blanchet, INSEE
12:15-13:00 Female labour force participation in OECD countries
Florence Jaumotte, OECD
13:00-14:30 Lunch
Afternoon session  
14:30-15:15 Employment and globalisation in India
Suman Bery, NCAER
15:15-16:00 The importance of labour market reform for economic growth
Karl Aiginger, WIFO
16:00-16:15 Coffe break
16:15-17:00 Job-hopping in Silicon Valley: The micro-foundations of an industrial cluster
James Rebitzer, NBER

Improving skills for more and better jobs: Does training make a difference?  

Andrea Bassanini, OECD