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

15 March 2017

Frances Rosenbluth (Yale University, United States)

Title: “Time is Money: Why Men Make More Than Women

Location: MB5122 and Time: 12:00-13:15


29 March 2017

ELS and ECO Brown Bag Seminar

Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota, FRB Minneapolis, and NBER, United States)

Title: “Higher-order wage and hours dynamics over the life-cycle: Evidence from France and Germany

Location: Room E (Chateau)  and Time: 12:00-13:15


17 May 2017

Andrea Ichino (European University Institute, Italy)

Title: "Unintended consequences of nominal wage equality across regions", joint with T. Boeri and E. Moretti

Location: Room E (Chateau) and Time: 12:00-13:15 


Past Seminars

24 February 2017

Olli Kangas (Kela, Finland)

Title: How to evaluate the basic income? The Finnish experiment”



1 February 2017

Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Title: "Creative Destruction and Job Mobility: Flexicurity in the Land of Schumpeter" joint with A. Kettemann and F. Kramarz



30 November 2016

Thomas Breda (Paris School of Economics, France)

Title: "Democracy at Work: a Study of the 2008 French Union Representativeness Reform", joint with Ph. Askenazy (PSE)



17 November 2016

Peter Whiteford (Australian National University, Australia)

Title: "Assessing Developments and Prospects in the Australian Welfare State"



4 October 2016

Ariell Reshef (Paris I and Paris School of Economics, France)

Title: "The March of the Techies: Technology, Trade and Job Polarization in France, 1994-2007", joint with J. Harrigan and F. Toubal



12 September 2016

Werner Eichhorst (IZA, Germany) and Verena Tobsch (INES, Germany)

Title: “How big is the Gig? Preliminary evidence from Germany and Europe



1 September 2016

Elia De la Cruz Toledo (Columbia University, United States)

Title: “Universal preschool and Mothers' Employment in Mexico



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