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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.

These seminars are internal events for OECD staff. For further information, please contact:

Forthcoming seminars 

26 January 2023, 12:00-13:15

Alfonso Arpaia, Anita Halasz  and Edouard Turkisch joint with Nicholas Bloom and Steven J. Davis

(Labour Market and Wages Unit, Eurofound)

Title: "Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe in 2022"

Online Seminar


9 February 2023, 12:00-13:15

Andrès Fuentes Hutfilter and Valentina Ventricelli (OECD/CFE)

Title: “Regional industrial transitions to climate neutrality: Vulnerable regions, firms and workers”

MB5122 and online


23 March 2023, 12:00-13:15

Anna Salomons (Utrecht University) joint with David Autor, Caroline Chin, and Bryan Seegmiller

Title: "New Frontiers: The Origins and Content of New Work, 1940–2018"


Past Seminars

8th December 2022, 17:00-18:15

Jose Maria Barrero (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México Business School)

Joint with Nicholas Bloom and Steven J. Davis

Title "Long Social Distancing”


24th November 2022

Karel Neels (University of Antwerp)

Title: “How precarious labour market trajectories generate path dependencies in commodified policy contexts: lesson learned from probabilistic and multistate approaches of migrant women’s labour market trajectories in Belgium”


10th October 2022

Allan Dizioli  (IMF)

Title: “Wage Dynamics Post-COVID-19 and Wage-Price Spiral Risks” 


8th September 2022

Andrew Oswald (University of Warwick, IZA Special Representative on Climate Change and the Labor Market)

Title: “Climate change and policy action”


16th June 2022

Miguel Jaramillo (GRADE)

Title : “Employment protection legislation and on-the-job training in an informal labor market: Evidence from Peru


9th June 2022

Ippei Shibata (IMF) 

Title: “Has COVID-19 Induced Labor Market Mismatch? Evidence from the US and the UK


11th May 2022

David Popp (Syracuse University and NBER)

(joint with Francesco Vona, Giovanni Marin, and Ziqiao Chen)

Title: “The Employment Impact of a Green Fiscal Push: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”


28th April 2022

Ippei Shibata (IMF)

(joint with John Bluedorn, Niels-Jakob Hansen, Diaa Noureldin, and Marina M. Tavares)

Title “A Greener Labor Market: Employment, Policies, and Economic Transformation


11th April 2022

Romain Duval (IMF) and Carlo Pizzinelli (IMF)

Title “Labor Market Tightness in Advanced Economies”


28th October 2021

Simon Bunel (Banque de France, INSEE & PSE)

(joint with Philippe Aghion (INSEAD & Collège de France), Celine Antonin (OFCE) and Xavier Jaravel (LSE))

Title: “What Are the Labor and Product Market Effects of Automation? New Evidence from France”


Thursday 23rd September 2021

Matias Cortes (York University)

(with Eliza C. Forsythe)

Title: "The Heterogeneous Labor Market Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic"



Thursday 8th July 2021

Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University)

(with Olle Folke)

Title: "Sexual harassment and gender inequality in the labour market"


Friday 18 June 2021

Almudena Sevilla (ULC)

Title: “Are we facing a shecession? Evidence from real-time evidence during COVID-19” 


Thursday 20 May 2021

Pascal Noel (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

(with Peter Ganong, Fiona Greig, Max Liebeskind, Daniel Sullivan, and Joseph Vavra)

Title “Spending and Job Search Impacts of Expanded Unemployment Benefits: Evidence from Administrative Micro Data


8 April 2021

Jessica Pan (National University of Singapore)

joint with with Patricia Cortes and Nicolas Guida-Johnson 

Title:  Who Does What: The Contribution of Automation to Reducing Occupational Segregation by Gender



8 February 2021

Simon Jager (MIT)

Title: Voice at work


3 December 2020

Abigail Adams-Prassl (Oxford University)

Title: Inequality in the Impact of the Coronavirus Shock: Evidence from Real Time Surveys & Job Vacancy Data
Flexible Work Arrangements in Low Wage Jobs: Evidence from Job Vacancy Data
joint work with Maria Balgova (IZA) and Matthias Qian (Oxford University)



5 November 2020

Barbara Biasi (Yale School of Management)

Title: Flexible Wages, Bargaining, and the Gender Gap


20 October 2020

Anna Stansbury (Harvard University)

joint work with Gregor Schubert (Harvard University) and Bledi Taska (Burning Glass Technologies)

Title: Monopsony and Outside Options



13 February 2020

Didier Fouarge (Maastricht University)

Title: Do labour market opportunities affect VET students' educational choice? Evidence from stated choice and field experiments.



27 November 2019

Marcel Jansen (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Title: Does Dual Vocational Education Pay Off?



24 October 2019

Gabriele Ciminelli (Asia School of Business )

Title: Employment Protection Deregulation and Labour Share in Advanced Economies 



10 October 2019

Sem Vandekerckhove (University of Leuven)

Title: The effect of minimum wage spillovers on wage dispersion in a strongly institutionalized wage bargaining system 


24 September 2019

Peter Whiteford (Australian National University)

Title: Timing it right or timing it wrong: How should means-tested benefits deal with varying work patterns? 



10 September 2019

Thomas Blanchet (Paris School of Economics)

Title: "How Unequal Is Europe? Evidence from Distributional National Accounts, 1980–2017"



2 July 2019

Camille Landais (London School of Economics)

Title: “The value of unemployment insurance” 



26 June 2019

Tito Boeri (Bocconi University)

Title: “A Tale of Comprehensive Labor  Market  Reforms: Evidence from the Italian Jobs Act”, joint with P. Garibaldi 



17 June 2019

Sergio Urzua (University of Maryland)

Title: Firms as Mediators of the Returns to Pre-Labour Market Skills 



6 June 2019

Marshall Steinbaum (Roosevelt Institute)

Title: "Measurement and Policy Implications of Labor Market Power" 



17 April 2019

Gijs Dekkers (Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium)

Title: Medium-term projection of at-risk-of-poverty and social exclusion indicators 



27 March 2019

Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva)

Title: “Education Expansion, Skills and Labour Market Success” (joint with Paolo Ghinetti and Simone Moriconi)  


20 March 2019

Ioana Marinescu (University of Pennsylvania)

Title:  “Labor Market Concentration” (joint with José Azar and Marshall I. Steinbaum) 



4 February 2019

Ward Romp (University of Amsterdam)

Title: “What drives pension reform measures in the OECD” 



5 December 2018

Antonio Casilli (Télécom ParisTech) and Paola Tubaro (CNRS) 

Title: “Microworking in France: an inquiry into the human labour that makes AI possible” 


3 November 2018

Omar Bamieh (University of Vienna) 

Title: “Firing Costs, Employment and Misallocation. Evidence from Randomly–Assigned Judges?” 



19 September 2018 

Abigail Adams (University of Oxford) 

Title: “Modelling and Measuring Atypical Employment” 


10 October 2018

 Lena Hensvik (Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy) 

Title: “The skill impact of past and projected occupational decline” 



14 September 2018 

Tito Boeri (Bocconi University and INPS) 

Title: “Populism and civil society” 




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