The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate has launched in September 2008 a series of seminars open to both external and internal speakers. It is intended to be an informal forum for discussion of policy-oriented empirical research work among policy-makers, academics and OECD staff. The Seminars Series covers a broad range of topics including labour, social, migration and health issues.
Seminars last for 1 hour and 15 minutes and usually take place in the OECD Conference Centre. Those wishing to attend please send a request to: ELS.Seminars@oecd.org
The list of seminars for 2016/2017 will be published in August
26 May 2016
Clément Bosquet (University of Cergy-Pontoise, France)
Title: "Why does birthplace matter so much? Sorting, learning and geography"
27 April 2016
Peter Schochet (Mathematica Policy Research, United States)
Title: "Do Job Corps Performance Measures Track Program Impacts?"
20 April 2016
Muriel Roger (Paris School of Economics - INRA, France)
Title: “Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages in France"
8 April 2016
Anders Björklund (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Title: “Intergenerational mobility, intergenerational effects, sibling correlations, and equality of opportunity: a comparison of four approaches"
29 March 2016
Gábor Kismihók (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title: "Eduworks: a multidisciplinary approach to research labour market matching processes"
22 March 2016
Joint with ECO Brownbag Seminar
Peter Gal (OECD) and Alexander Hijzen (IMF, OECD and IZA)
Title: “The short-term effects of product market deregulation: A cross-country firm-level analysis”
15 March 2016
Philip Oreopoulos (U. Toronto, Canada)
Title: “Keeping College Options Open: A Field Experiment to Help All High School Seniors Through the College Application Process"
26 February 2016
David Figlio (Northwestern, USA)
Title: "Culture and Intergenerational Social Mobility"
2 February 2016
Burt Barnow (George Washington University, USA)
Title: Employment and Training Programs
15 December 2015
Tim Butcher (Low Pay Commission, United Kingdom)
Title: “The new UK Living Wage and the Low Pay Commission”
8 December 2015
Suresh Naidu (Columbia University, United States)
Title: “Collective Action and Political Engagement in Unionized Firms”
19 November 2015
Pedro S. Martins (Queen Mary University, United Kingdom)
Title: "Working to get fired? Regression discontinuity effects of unemployment benefit eligibility on prior employment duration"
3 November 2015
Jochen Kluve (Humboldt University)
Title: "What Works? A Meta Analysis of Recent Active Labor Market Program Evaluations (joint with D. Card and A. Weber)"
5 October 2015
2nd IZA World of Labor/OECD Seminar
Protection to Workers vs Protection to Jobs: The Political Economy of Reforms
5-6 October 2015
IZA/OECD Employment Seminar
Labour Market Reforms – Assessing Their Impact in the Short-run Versus the Long-run
22 September 2015
Marie-Anne Valfort (Paris School of Economics and Paris 1, France)
Title: “Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia on the labour market: evidence from acorrespondence test in France"
8 September 2015
Vera Chiodi (Paris School of Economics, France) and Augustin Vicard (Paris School of Economics, France)
Title: “Cash Transfer for Youth in France: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment”, with R. Aeberhardt (CREST, INSEE) and M. Gaini (Dares)
22 June 2015
Janine Pitt (Minister Counsellor for Education and Employment, Australia)
Title: “Public employment services in Australia and private providers delivery: policy issues and recent reforms”
15 June 2015
Fabio Schiantarelli (Boston College)
Title: “Does it Matter Where You Came From? Ancestry Composition and Economic Performance of U.S. Counties, 1850 - 2010" (with Scott Fulford and Ivan Petkov)
8 June 2015
Guillermo Montt (OECD, ELS)
Title: “The System-level causes and consequences of field-of-study mismatch”
28 May 2015
Marcy Carlson (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United-States)
Title: “Fathers Unequal: U.S. Men as Partners and Parents in an Era of Rapid Family Change”
22 May 2015
Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada, Canada)
Title: “Intergenerational Income Transmission: New Evidence from Canada”
15 April 2015
Philippe Zamora (DARES, Ministère du Travail, France)
Title: "Does providing counselling in apprenticeship programs in France increase participation rate ? ", with Thomas Le Barbanchon (CREST, INSEE) and Roland Rathelot (CREST, INSEE)
20 April 2015
Konstantinos POULIAKAS and Giovanni RUSSO (Department for Skills and Labour Markets, CEDEFOP)
Title: " The dynamic evolution of skill mismatch at work: Evidence from Cedefop’s European Skills and Job (ESJ) survey "
18 March 2015
Robert Anderton (European Central Bank, Germany)
Title: “Comparisons and contrasts of the impact of the crisis on euro area labour markets’”