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IZA/OECD Employment Seminar

Organizers: Werner Eichhorst (IZA), Mark Keese (OECD)
Location:OECD Conference Center, 2 rue André Pascal, Paris, France, Conference Room: CC7
Date:October 05, 2015 - October 06, 2015

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)

Program

Monday, October 05:

 
14:00 - 14:10   Welcome
Stefano Scarpetta
(OECD and IZA)
Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
 
 
14:10 - 14:20   Introduction into the Topic
Mark Keese (OECD)
 
        Session A: Reforms from a Cross-Country Perspective
  Chair: Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
 
14:20 - 14:40   Aron Kiss (European Commission), Alessandro Turrini (European Commission), Gabor Koltay (European Commission), Fabiana Pierini (European Commission), Clarisse Goffard (European Commission)
  "A Decade of Labour Market Reforms in the EU: Insights from the LABREF Database"
 
14:40 - 15:00   Andrea Bassanini (OECD and IZA)
  "A Bitter Medicine? Short-term Employment Impact of Deregulation in Network Industries"
 
15:00 - 15:20   Ronald Bachmann (RWI and IZA)
  "Labour Market Transitions, Shocks and Institutions during the Great Recession: A Cross-Country Analysis"
 
 
 
15:20 - 15:30   Discussion: Romain Duval (International Monetary Fund)
 
 
15:30 - 16:00   Floor Discussion
 
 
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session B: Employment Protection Legislation and the Role of Courts
  Chair: Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
 
16:30 - 16:50   Mario Izquierdo (Bank of Spain), Aitor Lacuesta (Bank of Spain), Sergio Puente (Bank of Spain)
  "Reforming Labour Markets in Bad Times: An Assessment of the Spanish Experience"
 
16:50 - 17:10   Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA), Pietro Garibaldi (University of Turin and IZA)
  "Dismissal Disputes and Endogenous Sorting"
 
17:10 - 17:30   Marta Martinez-Matute (Bank of Spain), Juan F. Jimeno (Bank of Spain and IZA), Juan S. Mora-Sanguinetti (Bank of Spain)
  "Employment Protection Legislation and Labor Court Activity in Spain"
 
 
 
17:30 - 17:40   Discussion: Pedro S. Martins (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA)
 
 
17:40 - 18:15   Floor Discussion
 

Tuesday, October 06:

        Session C: Active and Passive Policies
  Chair: Mark Keese (OECD)
 
09:00 - 09:20   Ioana E. Marinescu (Harris School, University of Chicago and IZA)
  "The General Equilibrium Impacts of Unemployment Insurance: Evidence from a Large Online Job Board"
 
09:20 - 09:40   Michael Stops (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Revisiting German Labour Market Reform Effects - A Panel Data Analysis for Occupational Labour Markets"
 
09:40 - 10:00   David Thompson (Department for Work and Pensions, UK)
  "Preliminary Impact Evaluation of Universal Credit"
 
 
 
10:00 - 10:10   Discussion: Ekkehard Ernst (ILO International Labour Organization and IZA)
 
 
10:10 - 10:35   Floor Discussion
 
 
10:35 - 11:00   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session D: Wages and Taxes
  Chair: Mark Keese (OECD)
 
11:00 - 11:20   Rebecca Riley (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)), Chiara Rosazza Bondibene (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR))
  "Raising the Standard: Minimum Wages and Firm Productivity"
 
11:20 - 11:40   Eric Sommer (IZA), Oliver Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA), Herwig Immervoll (OECD and IZA)
  "Micro-based Participation Elasticities: New International Evidence"
 
 
 
11:40 - 11:50   Discussion: Andrea Garnero (OECD, SBS-EM (CEB) and IZA)
 
 
11:50 - 12:15   Floor Discussion
 
12:15 - 13:15   Concluding Round Panel: What Have We Learned? How Should Reforms Be Designed and Implemented?

Introductory Remarks and Moderation: Werner Eichhorst (IZA)

Panelists:
Maria Jepsen (European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)and IZA)
Vincent Aussilloux (France Strategie)
Paolo Sestito (Bank of Italy and IZA)
Robert Strauss (European Commission and IZA)
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
 




List of Participants

Alexandr Alexe (Ministry of Labour, Family Social Protection and Elderly, Romania)
Alfonso Arpaia (European Commission)
Vincent Aussilloux (France Strategie)
Ronald Bachmann (RWI and IZA)
Jorgen Bang-Petersen (Confederation of Danish Employers)
Andrea Bassanini (OECD and IZA)
Jaap Buis (Randstad)
Marcel Canoy (Erasmus School of Accounting and Assurance)
Sandrine Cazes (OECD and IZA)
Delphine Chilese-Lemarinier (Edenred)
Zsombor Cseres-Gergely (European Commission)
Marina Da Forno
An De Coen (IDEA Consult)
Richard Delplanque (European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN))
Romain Duval (International Monetary Fund)
Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
Erika Ekström (Ministry of Employment, Sweden)
Ekkehard Ernst (ILO International Labour Organization and IZA)
José Antonio de Sousa Fialho (Ministry of Social Security and Employment, Portugal)
Olivera Fišekovi (Ministry of Labour and Pension System, Croatia)
Andrea Ganero (OECD, SBS-EM (CEB) and IZA)
Edward Hamilton (Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv)
Anton Hemerijck (WRR Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy)
Susanna Holzer (The Swedish ESF Council)
Mario Izquierdo (Bank of Spain)
Fredrik Jansson Dahlén (Swedish Public Employment Service)
Maria Jepsen (European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and IZA)
Martin Kahanec (Central European University and IZA)
Alenka Kajzer (Institute of Macroecobnomic Analysis and Development, Ljubljana)
Marina Kasunic Peris (Assistant Minister of Labour and Pension System, Coatia)
Mark Keese (OECD)
Aron Kiss (European Commission)
Johannes Kopf (AMS - Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich)
Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research (IBS))
Ioana E. Marinescu (Harris School, University of Chicago and IZA)
Marta Martinez-Matute (Bank of Spain)
Pedro S. Martins (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA)
Giles Merritt (Friends of Europe)
Eric Meyermans (European Commission)
Marie Møller Kjeldsen (Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment)
Nadja Nielsen (Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment)
Hélène Périvier (OFCE)
Sandro Pettineo (Ciett)
Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
Fabiana Pierini (European Commission, Directorate Economic and Financial Affairs)
Jean Pisani-Ferry (France Strategie and IZA)
Petra Rabota (Council of the European Union)
Rebecca Riley (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR))
David Rinaldi (Delorsinstitute)
Olivia Rusandu (Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, Romania)
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Martin Schindler (JVI - Joint Vienna Institute)
Marion Schmid-Drüner (European Parliament)
Roland Schneider (Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC))
Joscha Schwarzwälder (Bertelsmann Foundation)
Paolo Sestito (Bank of Italy and IZA)
Eric Sommer (IZA)
Michael Stops (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
Robert Strauss (European Commission and IZA)
Katalin Szatmari (European Commission)
Sotiria Theodoropoulou (European Trade Union Institute (ETUI))
David Thompson (Department for Work and Pensions, UK)
Alessandro Turrini (European Commission)
Agnes Uhereczky (Condederation of Family Organisations in the European Union - COFACE)
Carlos Vacas (EUROFOUND, Dublin)
Jan Vanthuyne (Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue)
Huiyao Wang (Center for China and Globalization)