Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

ELS Seminar Series


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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:


Forthcoming seminars


2 July 2015 POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 8th, 2015

Bruno Crépon (CREST, INSEE) et Vera Chiodi(Paris School of Economics, France) and Augustin Vicard (PSE)

Title: “Cash Transfer for Youth in France: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment”, with R. Aeberhardt (CREST, INSEE) and M. Gaini (Dares)

Location: C C 24 and Time: 12:00-13:15


Past Seminars


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”

Location: CC24 and Time: 12:00-13:15



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) 

Location: MB 2122 and Time: 12:00-13:15



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’”



12 March 2015

Pierre Koning  (Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Title: Enhancing Disability Insurance incentives in the Netherlands. Assessing the effectiveness of experience rating and opting-out to private insurance”


20 February 2015

Andrea Moro (Vanderbilt University, United-States)

Title: "Do Female Executives Make a Difference? The Impact of Female Leadership on Gender Gaps and Firm Performance”



15 January 2015, jointly with the Paris School of Economics

Søren Leth-Petersen (University of Copenhaguen, Denmark

Title: Housing Collateral, Credit Constraints and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a mortgage reform in Denmark”



11 December 2014

Ute Bültmann (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Title: "Work and health from a life-course perspective"



23 October 2014, jointly with the Paris School of Economics

Giacomo Corneo (Free University of Berlin, Germany) 

Title: "Lifetime Earnings Inequality in Germany", with Timm Bönke and Holger Lüthen (Free University of Berlin) 

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9 October 2014

Roland Rathelot, (University of Warwick, UK)

 Title: "The Geography of Job Search and Mismatch Unemployment in the United States", with Iona Marinescu (University of Chicago)


25 September 2014

Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Title: “Early retirement across Europe. Does non-standard employment increase participation of older workers?“with Jim Been (Leiden University, Netherlands)




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