Employment policies and data

ELS Past Seminars




Past Seminars


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) 

Paper | Blog post 


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)


1 July 2014

Gal Zohar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Title: "The political economy of OECD’s active labour market policy in the past three decades"



26 June 2014

Martin Knapp (London School of Economics, UK)

Title: "Dementia: policy and practice challenges, economic responses"


19 June 2014

Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France and IZA)

Title: "What Predicts a Successful Life? A Life-Course Model of Well-Being", with Francesca Cornaglia (Queen Mary University of London, LSE and IZA), Richard Layard (LSE and IZA), Nattavudh Powdthavee (LSE, University of Melbourne and IZA), James Vernoit (LSE)



12 June 2014

Michael Handel (Northeastern University, USA)

Title: “Technology and the Evolution of Skill Demand: Theory and Evidence” 



27 May 2014

Hippolyte d'Albis (Paris School of Economics, France)

Title: "Inequalities across Ages in an Aging Economy"


15 May 2014

 Michael W. L. Elsby (University of Edinburgh, UK)

 Title: " The Beveridge Curve: A Survey", with Ryan Michaels (University of Rochester) and David Ratner (Federal Reserve Board)



8 April 2014

Thomas Le Barbanchon (CREST-ENSAE, France)

Title: "Do Hiring Credits Work in Recessions? Evidence from France" with Pierre Cahuc (CREST-ENSAE and École Polytechnique) and Stéphane Carcillo (Sciences Po and OECD)



13 March 2014

José I. Garcia Perez (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain)

Title: "Can Fixed-Term Contracts Put Low-Skilled Youth on a Better Career Path? ",with Iona Marinescu (University of Chicago) and Judit Vall Castello (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)


3 March 2014

Per Kongshøj Madsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Title: "Reforming Danish ALMP - an assessment from a flexicurity perspective"

Presentation / Paper (Danish Only) 


11 February 2014

Corrado Macchiarelli (LSE, UK)

Title: "Transitions in Labour Market Status in the EU",with Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger (European Central Bank and IZA)




3 December 2013

Clémence BERSON and Nicolas FERRARI (Direction Générale du Trésor, France)
Title: “Financial incentives and labour market duality“


17 October 2013    

Giovani Pica (University of Salerno)
Title: "The deep-pocket effect of internal capital markets"


1 Octobre 2013    

Rob Bray (Australian National University)
Title: "Conditional welfare in Australia:  Findings from the evaluation of the Income Management Program"

27 September 2013    
Rob Bray (Australian National University)
Title: "The Australian Minimum Wage, history, role and future options"


16 May 2013   

Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne)
Title: "Early Child Care and Child Development: For Whom it Works and Why?"


24 April 2013

Carole Pornet (INSERM "Cancers & Preventions")
Title:  "Development of European deprivation indices for public health policy to tackle social inequalities in health"


15 April 2013

Tito Boeri (Bocconi University)

Title: “The Economics of Severance Pay”


11 April 2013    
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz)
Title: "Too Old to Work, Too Young to Retire?"


28 March 2013   
Alex Hijzen, Stefano Scarpetta 
(OECD-IZA), Leopoldo Mondauto (Italia Lavoro-IMT Lucca)
Title: "The Perverse Effects of Job-Security Provisions on Job Security in Italy: Results from a Regression Discontinuity Design"


21 March 2013    
Fabian Lange (McGill University, IZA, CESifo)
Title: "Duration Dependence and Labor Market Conditions: Evidence from a Field Experiment".


13 February 2013   

Nuria Rodríguez-Planas, (IZA)

Title: "Unintended Effects of Part-Time Work Entitlements: Evidence from a Natural Experiment with Administrative Data"


28 January 2013

Christina Boll (HWWI)
Title: "Equal matches are only half the battle. Why German female graduates earn 33% less than males"





5 December 2012

David Grubb (OECD)
Title: "Activation Policies in Australia"
Location: OECD Marshall Building, Room MB5122, Time: 12:00
The full report "Activating Jobseekers:  How Australia Does It was published on 11 December
Web page on activation policies


8 November 2012

Peter Lloyd Scherlock (University of East Anglia)
Location: Room 16,  , Time: 12.00


17 October 2012

Robert Anderton (Senior economist at the ECB)
Title: "Estimating equilibrium effects of job search assistance"
Location: OECD Marshall Building, Room MB5034, Time: 14.30
Downolad the publication "Euro area labour markets and the crisis"


11 October 2012

Bas Van Der Klauw (VU University of Amsterdam)
Title: "Estimating equilibrium effects of job search assistance"
Location: MBAT 1122, Time: 11.00


4 October 2012

Maria Guadalupe  (INSEAD)
Title: "Say Pays! Shareholder Voice and Firm Performance"
Location: MBAT 1122, Time: 12.00


10 May 2012
Joseph Hotz
(Duke University and IZA)
Title: "Strategic Parenting, Birth Order and School Performance"
Location: Room 16, Conference Centre, Time: 11.00

16 April 2012
David Neumark
(University of California, Irvine, NBER and IZA)
Title: "Do Stronger Age Discrimination Laws Make Social Security Reforms More
Location: Room 16, Conference Centre, Time: 11.00

20 April 2012
Magda Bianco (Banca d'Italia)
Title: "Gender (in)equality in the Italian economy: evidence, reasons, policies"
Location: Room 7, Conference Centre, Time: 13.00

15 March 2012
Lonnie Berger (Wisconsin University, INED)
Title: "Exiting Homeownership: A First Look at the Potential Effects of the Housing Crisis and Great Recession on Owner-Occupied Housing Tenure and Mobility in the United States"
Location: Room 24, Conference Centre, Time: 11.00

3 February 2012
Daniel Hamermesh
(University of Texas at Austin, Maastricht University, NBER and IZA)
Title: "Cycles of Wage Discrimination"
Location: Room 16, Conference Centre, Time: 11.00

10 January 2012
Eve Caroli
(Université Dauphine, LEDa-LEGOS Paris School of Economics and IZA)
Title: "Age Biased Technical and Organisational Change, Training and Employment Prospects of Older Workers"
Location: Room 16, Conference Centre, Time: 11.00



2 December 2011
Libertad Gonzalez
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Title: "The Effects of a Universal Child Benefit"
Location: Room D, Chateau, Time: 11.00

29 November 2011
Bart Hobijn
(Federal Reserve Bank)
Title:"Aggregate Real Wages: Macro Fluctuations and Micro Drivers"
Location: Room CC16, Time: 12.00

10 November 2011
Richard Wilkinson
(University of Nottingham Medical School)
Title: "Inequality: the enemy between us"
Location: Room MBAT 1122, Time: 11.00

5 October 2011
Marco Manacorda
(Queen Mary University of London)
Title: "Social Assistance and the Incentives to Formalize in the Labor Market - Short and medium term effects”
Location: Room CC16, Time: 12.00

22 June 2011
David Gray
(University of Ottawa)
Title: "Does the Sophistication of Use of Unemployment Insurance Evolve with Experience?"
Location: Room D, Time: 11.00

12 May 2011
Raj Chetty
(Harvard University)
Title: "How does your kindergarten classroom affect your earnings? Evidence from project STAR"
Location: Room CC16, Time: 15.00
Powerpoint Presentation

8 April 2011
(joint seminar with the Economics Department of the OECD)
Jean Marc Robin (UCL and Sciences Po)
Title: "The Structural Determinants of Unemployment and Wage Dynamics"
Location: Room CC18, Time:15.00
Powerpoint Presentation

17 March 2011
Giovanni Peri
(University of California, Davis and Bocconi University)
Title: "The Wage Effects of Immigration and Emigration"
Location: Room D (Château), Time: 11.00-12.30

3 March 2011
Peter Gottschalk
(Boston College)
Title: "What Accounts for the Growing Fluctuations in Family Income in the US?"
Location: Room D (Château), Time:11.00
Presentation (Peter Gottschalk and Sisi Zhang)
Presentation (Peter Gottschalk)

10 February 2011
Giuliano Bonoli
(Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique)
Title: "Statistical Discrimination and Employers’ Recruitment Practices for Low-Skilled Workers"
Location: Room CC16, Time: 11.00

1 February 2011
Jasper Van Loo
(Cedefop) and Glenda Quintini (OECD)
Title: “Skill Mismatch” and“Over-Qualified or Under-Skilled?”
Location: Room CC16, Time: 11.00
Cedefop report 1report 2report 3
Powerpoint Presentation Jasper van Loo
Powerpoint Presentation Glenda Quintini

20 January 2011
David Haslam
(Care Quality Commission and De Montfort University)
Title: TBA
Location: Room CC18, Time: 12.00




8 December 2010
Pierre Cahuc
(École Polytechnique, CREST, IZA and CEPR) and Stéphane Carcillo (OCDE, Université Paris 1 and IZA)
Title: "Tax exemptions on overtime hours: lessons from France"
"La défiscalisation des heures supplémentaires : les enseignements de l'expérience française"

Location: Room E (Château), Time: 14.00
PaperVersion française
Powerpoint Presentation

18 November 2010
Barbara Petrongolo
(Queen Mary University and CEP)
Title: "Mandatory workweek reductions and spousal labour supply"
Location: Room CC16, Time: 11.00
Powerpoint Presentation

28 October 2010
Philip du Caju
(National Bank of Belgium)
Title: "Downward nominal and real wage rigidity: survey evidence from European firms" and "The margins of labour cost adjustment: survey evidence from European firms"
Location: Room MB4022 (Marshall Building), Time: 11.00
Papers on Labour cost adjustment and Wage rigidity and powerpoint presentation

6 October 2010

André Masson (Paris School of Economics)
Title:  "Les générations à l'épreuve du vieillissement : égales, rivales ou solidaires"
Location: Room CC13, Time: 15.00

8 July 2010
Jane Waldfogel
(Columbia University School of Social Work)
"Britain's War on Poverty"
Location: Room CC16, Time: 11.00

25 June 2010
Xin Meng
(Australian National University, IZA and Australian Academy of Social Sciences)
"Searching for the adverse labour market effect of the Global Financial Crisis: Did rural-urban migrants in China suffer?"
Location: Room Mona RC03, Time: 11.00


18 June 2010
James K. Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
"Inequality in the Developing and Developed World"
Location: Room CC15, Time: 11.30
OECD Interview

20 May 2010
David Autor
(MIT and NBER)
"Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Wages"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 16.00

4 May 2010

Robert Breunig
(Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University)
"Childcare and Women's labour supply in Australia"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 11h00

15 April 2010

Jan van Ours (Tilburg University, University of Melbourne, CEPR and IZA)
"Age, Wage and Productivity"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 11h00

19 March 2010

Tito Boeri (Bocconi University, CEPR and IZA)
"Institutional Reforms and Dualism in European Labor Markets"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 12.00

4 February 2010
John van Reenen
(Director of CEP, LSE, CEPR and NBER)
"Trade induced technical change? The impact of Chinese imports on innovation, productivity and jobs"
Location: Room CC16, Time: 16.00

12 January 2010
Sergi Jiménez-Martín
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra and FEDEA)
"Disability, capacity for work and the business cycle: An international perspective"
Location: Room Mona RC03, Time: 12.00




16 November 2009
Karen Roiy
(Confederation of Danish Employers)
"Vocational education, dropout and further employment"
Location: Room Mona RC03, Time: 12.00

27 October 2009
Vincent Corluy
(*), Ive Marx(*) and Gerlinde Verbist(*)(**)
(*)Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium; (**)OECD, ELS/SPD
"Economic Mobility Trajectories of Regularised Migrants in Belgium"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 11.00

15 September 2009
Stephen Whitefield
and Chiara Binelli (Oxford University)
"Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 11.00

26 June 2009
Bruno Palier
(CEVIPOF, SciencesPo, Paris) and Wim van Oorschot (Tilburg University)
"Reconciling work and welfare, new data, new research"
Location: Room D (Château), Time: 10.00

10 June 2009
David Gray
(University of Ottawa)
"Displacement of older workers: re-employment, hastened retirement, disability, or other destinations?"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 12.00

28 May 2009
Josef Zweimüller
(University of  Zürich, CEPR and IZA)
"Do Active Labour Market Programmes Increase the Probability of Job Interviews?"
Location: Room E (Château), Time: 16.00

27 March 2009
Herbert Bruecker
(IAB, Nuremberg) and Elke Jahn (University of Aarhus)
"The employment and wage effects of immigration in the host country: a structural approach"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 12.00

5 March 2009
Alex Bryson
(NIESR, London)
"A Tale of Two Countries: Unions, Closures and Growth in Britain and Norway"
Location : Room CC18, Time: 16.00

12 February 2009
Andrea Ichino
(University of Bologna, CEPR and IZA)
"Gender-based taxation"
Location: Room CC18, Time: 16.00




11 December 2008
Giuseppe Bertola
(University of Turin, CEPR and IZA)
“EMU and labour markets”
Location: Room D (Château), Time: 16.00

26 November 2008
Giorgio Brunello
(University of Padua, CESIfo and IZA)
“Changes in Compulsory Schooling, Education and the Distribution of Wages in Europe”
Location: Room CC18, Time: 16.00

23 October 2008
Anna Sanz de Galdeano (University of Girona and IZA)
“The Rise in Obesity across the Atlantic: An Economic Perspective”
Location: Room Mona RC03, Time: 16.00

25 September 2008
Etienne Wasmer
(Sciences Po, CEPR and IZA)
"Do Employees really gain from strong employment protection? Workplace stress and Labour Market Institutions"
Location: Room CC13, Time: 12.00


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