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CEDEFOP/IZA Workshop on Skills and Skill Mismatch

Organizers: Konstantinos Pouliakas (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)), Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)), Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA)
Location:Europa conference room, Cedefop, Europe 123, Thessaloniki (Pylea), 570 01 Greece
Date:October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

Preliminary


Program

+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, October 29:

08:30       Shuttle bus transfer from hotels to the venue
 
09:00 - 09:30   Arrival and registration
 
09:30 - 09:45   Welcome and opening
 
        Session A: Education and Skills Formation
  Chair: Francis Green (Institute of Education, University of London)
 
09:45 - 10:15   W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia, Vancouver and IZA), David A. Green (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  "Understanding Educational Impacts: The Role of Literacy and Numeracy Skills"
 
10:15 - 10:45   Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and IZA), Paolo Castelnovo (University of Milan ), Daniele Checchi (University of Milan and IZA), Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA)
  "Skilled or Educated? Educational Reforms, Human Capital and Earnings"
 
10:45 - 11:45   Coffee Break and Poster Session 1
 
    Francesco Berlingieri (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Local Labour Market Size and Qualification Mismatch"
 
    Michael F. Maier (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Skill Mismatch and Wage Inequality"
 
    Vassilis Monastiriotis (London School of Economics)
  "Regional Upgrading or Regional Downgrading? Over-education and Underemployment in Greece’s Lagging-behind Regions"
 
    Matthew Ross (University of Connecticut)
  "Skill Biased Technical Change: Panel Evidence of Task Orientation and Wage Effects"
 
11:45 - 13:00   Keynote Speech
  Chair: Pascaline Descy (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))
 
    Peter Cappelli (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
  "Skill Gaps, Skill Shortages, and Skill Mismatches: Evidence and Arguments"
 
13:00 - 14:15   Lunch
 
        Session B: Training and Institutions
  Chair: Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York and IZA)
 
14:15 - 14:45   Christine Dauth (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Do Low-skilled Workers Benefit from further Training Subsidies?"
 
14:45 - 15:15   Golo Henseke (University College London), Andy Dickerson (University of Sheffield), Francis Green (Institute of Education, University of London), Ferran Mane (Rovira i Virgili University)
  "Individual and Institutional Determinants of Skill Underutilization"
 
15:15 - 15:45   Coffee Break and Poster Session 1
 
        Session C: Skill Mismatch, Macro Consequences
  Chair: Ferran Mane (Rovira i Virgili University)
 
15:45 - 16:15   Muge Adalet McGowan (OECD), Dan Andrews (OECD)
  "Labour Market Mismatch and Labour Productivity: Evidence from PIAAC Data"
 
16:15 - 16:45   Thijs van Rens (University of Warwick and IZA), Benedikt Herz (European Commission)
  "Accounting for Mismatch Unemployment"
 
16:45 - 17:15   Konstantinos Pouliakas (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)), Kostas Mavromaras (NILS, Flinders University and IZA), Seamus McGuinness (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and IZA)
  "Decomposing Wage Penalties of Overeducated Workers Evidence from the Cedefop European Skills and Jobs Survey"
 
17:15 - 20:30   Social Program
Guided tour of Thessaloniki and welcome ouzo & meze
 

Friday, October 30:

08:30       Shuttle bus transfer from hotels to the venue
 
09:00 - 09:30   Arrival and registration
 
        Session D: Skills Development and Mismatch
  Chair: Ken Mayhew (University of Oxford)
 
09:30 - 10:00   Rolf Van der Velden (ROA, Maastricht University), Dieter Verhaest (K.U. Leuven)
  "Are Skills Shortages always Bad? Towards a Learning Perspective on Skills Mismatches. "
 
10:00 - 10:30   Maria Ferreira Sequeda (ROA, Maastricht University), Annemarie Künn-Nelen (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA), Andries de Grip (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA)
  "On-the-job Learning and Skills Development in Europe: Does Initial Skills Mismatch Matter?"
 
10:30 - 11:00   Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))
  "Skill Developments at the Workplace"
 
11:00 - 12:00   Coffee Break and Poster Session 2
 
    Ilias Livanos (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)), Imanol Nunez (Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain))
  "Rethinking Under-skilling: Evidence from the first European Skills and Jobs Survey"
 
    Jürg Schweri (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training), Annina Eymann (University of Bern)
  "Horizontal Skills Mismatch and Vocational Education"
 
    Joanne Tan (Sciences Po, Paris)
  "Multi-dimensional Heterogeneity and Mismatch in a Frictional Labour Market"
 
    Riccardo Zago (Sciences Po, Paris)
  "Skill Mismatch, Job Polarization and the Great Recession"
 
        Session E: Job Tasks, Multidimensional Skills and Sources of Mismatch
  Chair: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA)
 
12:00 - 12:30   David N. Margolis (Paris School of Economics and IZA), Jaime Montaña Doncel (Collegio Carlo Alberto )
  "Matching Heterogeneous Skills Demand and Supply under Limited Rationality"
 
12:30 - 13:00   Fraser Summerfield (University of Aberdeen)
  "Matching Skill and Tasks: Cyclical Fluctuations in the Overqualification of New Hires"
 
13:00 - 14:15   Lunch
 
        Session F: Field of Study and Occupational Choice
  Chair: Andries de Grip (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA)
 
14:15 - 14:45   Michael R. Ransom (Brigham Young University and IZA)
  "The Changing Occupational Distribution by College Major"
 
14:45 - 15:15   Arnaud Chevalier (IZA)
  "To Be or Not to Be a Scientist"
 
15:15 - 15:45   Coffee Break and Poster Session 2
 
        Session G: Skills Specialization
  Chair: Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))
 
15:45 - 16:15   Margaret Leighton (University of St. Andrews), Luc Bridet (University of St. Andrews)
  "The Major Decision: Labor Market Implications of the Timing of Specialization in College "
 
16:15 - 16:45   Alexandra Heimisch (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Simon Wiederhold (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
  "Returns to ICT Skills"
 
16:45 - 17:15   Jamil Nur (Sciences Po, Paris), Elisa Guglielminetti (Sciences Po, Paris)
  "Up or Out: Specific Skills Investment in a Dual Labour"
 
17:15 - 17:30   Concluding Remarks
 




Participants

Muge Adalet McGowan (OECD)
Francesco Berlingieri (ZEW Mannheim)
Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and IZA)
Peter Cappelli (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Arnaud Chevalier (IZA)
Andries de Grip (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA)
Pascaline Descy (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))
Maria Ferreira Sequeda (ROA, Maastricht University)
Francis Green (Institute of Education, University of London)
Alexandra Heimisch (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Golo Henseke (University College London)
Margaret Leighton (University of St. Andrews)
Ilias Livanos (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))
Michael F. Maier (ZEW Mannheim)
Ferran Mane (Rovira i Virgili University)
David N. Margolis (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
Ken Mayhew (University of Oxford)
Seamus McGuinness (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and IZA)
Vassilis Monastiriotis (London School of Economics)
Jamil Nur (Sciences Po, Paris)
Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York and IZA)
Konstantinos Pouliakas (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))
Michael R. Ransom (Brigham Young University and IZA)
W. Craig Riddell (University of British Columbia, Vancouver and IZA)
Matthew Ross (University of Connecticut)
Giovanni Russo (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))
Jürg Schweri (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training)
Christine Dauth (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
Fraser Summerfield (University of Aberdeen)
Joanne Tan (Sciences Po, Paris)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA)
Rolf Van der Velden (ROA, Maastricht University)
Thijs van Rens (University of Warwick and IZA)
Dieter Verhaest (KU Leuven)
Riccardo Zago (Sciences Po, Paris)