Politiques et données sur l'emploi

ELS Past Seminars





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 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



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  

Full program


5-6 October 2015

IZA/OECD Employment Seminar

Labour Market Reforms – Assessing Their Impact in the Short-run Versus the Long-run

More information and program


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) 



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) 

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)


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"

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)


17 October 2012

Robert Anderton (Senior economist at the ECB)

Title: "Estimating equilibrium effects of job search assistance"

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


20 April 2012

Magda Bianco (Banca d'Italia)

Title: "Gender (in)equality in the Italian economy: evidence, reasons, policies"

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"

3 February 2012

Daniel Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin, Maastricht University, NBER and IZA)

Title: "Cycles of Wage Discrimination" | Paper | Presentation

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" | Paper



2 December 2011

Libertad Gonzalez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Title: "The Effects of a Universal Child BenefitPaper | Presentation

29 November 2011

Bart Hobijn (Federal Reserve Bank)

Title:"Aggregate Real Wages: Macro Fluctuations and Micro Drivers" | Paper | Presentation

10 November 2011

Richard Wilkinson (University of Nottingham Medical School)

Title: "Inequality: the enemy between us"

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”

22 June 2011

David Gray (University of Ottawa)

Title: "Does the Sophistication of Use of Unemployment Insurance Evolve with Experience?" | Paper | Presentation

12 May 2011

Raj Chetty (Harvard University)
Title: "How does your kindergarten classroom affect your earnings? Evidence from project STAR" | Paper | 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" | Paper | Presentation

17 March 2011

Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis and Bocconi University)

Title: "The Wage Effects of Immigration and Emigration" | Paper

3 March 2011

Peter Gottschalk (Boston College)

Title: "What Accounts for the Growing Fluctuations in Family Income in the US?" | Abstract | 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" | Paper

1 February 2011

Jasper Van Loo (Cedefop) and Glenda Quintini (OECD)

Title: “Skill Mismatch” and“Over-Qualified or Under-Skilled?” | Cedefop report 1report 2report 3 | Presentation by Jasper van Loo | Presentation by Glenda Quintini

20 January 2011

David Haslam (Care Quality Commission and De Montfort University)
Abstract  | Presentation



 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"

PaperVersion française | Presentation

18 November 2010

Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University and CEP)
Title: "Mandatory workweek reductions and spousal labour supply"

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"
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"
Abstract | Presentation

8 July 2010

Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University School of Social Work)
"Britain's War on Poverty"
Abstract | Presentation

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?"
Abstract | Presentation


18 June 2010

James K. Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
"Inequality in the Developing and Developed World"
Abstract | Presentation 
OECD Interview

20 May 2010

David Autor (MIT and NBER)
"Skills, Tasks and Technologies: Implications for Employment and Wages"

4 May 2010

Robert Breunig (Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University)
"Childcare and Women's labour supply in Australia"

15 April 2010

Jan van Ours (Tilburg University, University of Melbourne, CEPR and IZA)
"Age, Wage and Productivity"

19 March 2010

Tito Boeri (Bocconi University, CEPR and IZA)
"Institutional Reforms and Dualism in European Labor Markets"

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"

12 January 2010

Sergi Jiménez-Martín (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and FEDEA)
"Disability, capacity for work and the business cycle: An international perspective"



 16 November 2009

Karen Roiy (Confederation of Danish Employers)
"Vocational education, dropout and further employment"

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"

15 September 2009

Stephen Whitefield and Chiara Binelli (Oxford University)
"Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe"

26 June 2009

Bruno Palier (CEVIPOF, SciencesPo, Paris) and Wim van Oorschot (Tilburg University)
"Reconciling work and welfare, new data, new research"

10 June 2009

David Gray (University of Ottawa)
"Displacement of older workers: re-employment, hastened retirement, disability, or other destinations?"

28 May 2009

Josef Zweimüller (University of  Zürich, CEPR and IZA)
"Do Active Labour Market Programmes Increase the Probability of Job Interviews?"

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"

5 March 2009

Alex Bryson (NIESR, London)
"A Tale of Two Countries: Unions, Closures and Growth in Britain and Norway"

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”

26 November 2008

Giorgio Brunello (University of Padua, CESIfo and IZA)
“Changes in Compulsory Schooling, Education and the Distribution of Wages in Europe”

23 October 2008

Anna Sanz de Galdeano (University of Girona and IZA)
“The Rise in Obesity across the Atlantic: An Economic Perspective”

25 September 2008

Etienne Wasmer (Sciences Po, CEPR and IZA)
"Do Employees really gain from strong employment protection? Workplace stress and Labour Market Institutions"


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