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: ELS.Seminars@oecd.org


Forthcoming seminars

 19 January 2018

Ioana Marinescu (University of Pennsylvania)

Title: "Universal basic income: lessons from the United States and beyond"

Location: CC20 and Time: 13:00 (please note the unusual time)


12 April 2018

Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London)

Title: "Gender and the Labour Market: What Have We Learned from Field and Lab Experiments?"

Location: CC24 and Time: 12:00

18 April 2018

Andrea Weber (Central European University, Hungary)

Title: "Does Extending Unemployment Benefits Improve Job Quality?", joint with Arash Nekoei

Location: MB 4122 and Time: 12:00-13:15 



Past Seminars

20 November 2017

Fabio Cerina (University of Cagliari)

Title: "The role of gender in employment polarization"



2 November 2017

Alexander Bryson (University College London, UK)

Title: "Union Density, Productivity, and Wages"



16 October 2017

Ahmed Tritah (Université du Maine, France)

Title: "Are immigrants' skills priced differently? Evidence from France"



13 September 2017

Pierre Cahuc (École Polytechnique, France)

Title: "Short-time Work and Employment in the Great Recession in France"



21 June 2017

Milan Vodopivec (University of Primorska, Slovenia)

Title: "Equity and Productivity Effects of Slovenia's 2013 Employment Relations Act"


2 June 2017

Bruce Bradbury (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Title: "Labour income, social transfers and child poverty", joint with M. Jäntti and L. Lindahl



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



 2 May 2017

Fran Bennett  (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

Title: "Inside the 'Black Box' of the family: Gender analysis of within-household distribution and implications for the UK's Universal Credit"



29 March 2017

Joint COPE, ELS and ECO Brown Bag Seminar

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

Title: “Income Inequality and Income Risk: Old Myths vs. New Facts



15 March 2017 – March on Gender

Frances Rosenbluth (Yale University, United States)

Title: “Sex, Markets, and Power: Why Time is Money, and What to Do About It”

Event Moderated by Ambassador José Ignacio Wert of Spain.

Discussant: Hélène Périvier, Economist at Sciences Po



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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