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IZA Workshop on Labor Market Reforms during the Great Recession: Challenges and Opportunities

Organizers: Martin Kahanec (Central European University), Núria Rodríguez-Planas (IZA and IAE-CSIC )
Location:Brussels
Date:October 10, 2013 - October 11, 2013

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)

Joint workshop of IZA Journal of European Labor Studies and IZA Journal of Labor Policy.


MEETING LOCATION: Hotel Bloom, Brussels

Meeting Room: "Consilium"

Program


+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++
+++ keynote address: 30 minutes +++
+++ keynote speeches: 40 minutes +++ discussion: 20 minutes +++



Thursday, October 10:

 
12:00 - 12:45   Registration and Lunch Snack
 
12:45 - 13:00   Opening Remarks
 
    IZA Director and Editor-in-Chief, IZA Journals
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)

Managing Editor, IZA Journal of European Labor Studies
Martin Kahanec (Central European University and IZA)
 
13:00 - 13:30   Keynote Address
 
    Commissioner Laszlo Andor (European Commission, DG Employment)
"From Labour Market Reforms to Employment Policy"
 
13:30 - 15:00   Session A
  Chair: Núria Rodríguez-Planas (IZA and IAE-CSIC )
 
    Michael J. Kendzia (IWSB ), Tito Boeri (Bocconi University and IZA), Michela Braga (University of Milan), An de Coen (IDEA Consult), Vincenzo Galasso (University of Lugano), Werner Eichhorst (IZA), Maarten Gerard (IDEA Consult), Christine Mayrhuber (WIFO), Jakob Louis Pedersen (NIRAS), Ricarda Schmidl (IZA), Nadia Steiber (WIFO)
  "Combining the Entry of Young People in the Labour Market with the Retention of Older Workers"
 
    Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris ), Stephane Carcillo (Sciences Po and IZA), Ulf Rinne (IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
  "Youth Unemployment in Old Europe: The Polar Cases of France and Germany"
 
    Elsa Fornero (University of Turin)
  "Labor Markets Reforms: Reflections on the Italian Case"
 
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
 
 
15:30 - 16:30   Keynote Speech
  Chair: Juan F. Jimeno (Bank of Spain and IZA)
 
    Coen Teulings (University of Cambridge and IZA)
  "Employment and Macro Policy in the Aftermath of a Financial Crisis"
 
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
 
 
17:00 - 18:30   Session B
  Chair: Alan Barrett (Trinity College Dublin )
 
    Robert G. Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco )
  "The Responsiveness of Job Search to Unemployment Benefit Extensions Under Varying Labor Market Conditions"
 
    Kilian Niedermayer (IAB, Nuremberg)
  "The Labor Hoarding Stimulus of Short-Time Work In The Great Recession"
 
    Florence Jaumotte (International Monetary Fund), Olivier Blanchard (IMF), Prakash Loungani (IMF)
  "Labor Market Policies and IMF Advice in Advanced Economies during the Great Recession"
 

Friday, October 11:

 
09:00 - 10:30   Session C
  Chair: Martin Kahanec (Central European University)
 
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    Daphne Nicolitsas (Bank of Greece)
  "Institutional Changes in the Greek Labour Market: A Case of Endogenous Change?"
 
    Martin Kahanec (Central European University), Costanza Biavaschi (IZA), Lucia Kurekova (Central European University), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
  "Labor Mobility in an Enlarging EU - Could it Help Growing Out of the Crisis? Reflections on a Recent ENPI Project"
 
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
 
 
11:00 - 12:00   Keynote Speech
  Chair: Sara de la Rica (University of the Basque Country)
 
    Giuseppe Bertola (EDHEC Business School)
  "Labor Market Policies and European Crises"
 
12:00 - 13:00   Session D
  Chair: David Neumark (University of California, Irvine)
 
    Casey B. Mulligan (University of Chicago)
  "Uncertainty, Redistribution, and the Labor Market"
 
    Adriana Kugler (Georgetown University ), Ammar Farooq (Georgetown University)
  "Labor Market Policies during the Great Recession and Recovery"
 
13:00       Closing Remarks
 
    Managing Editor, IZA Journal of Labor Policy
Nuria Rodriguez-Planas (IZA and IAE-CSIC)
 
        Farewell Lunch Snack
 




Participants

Mehtap Akgüc (IZA)
Commissioner Laszlo Andor (European Commission)
Chiara Ardito (University of Turin )
Alfonso Arpaia (European Commission and IZA)
Alan Barrett (Trinity College Dublin and IZA)
Giuseppe Bertola (EDHEC Business School)
Jaap Buis (Randstad Holding NV)
Margherita Bussi (European Trade Union Institute - ETUI)
Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
Bart Cockx (University of Ghent and IZA)
Sara de la Rica (University of the Basque Country and IZA)
Elsa Fornero (University of Turin)
Luca Gatti (European Parliament)
Maarten Gerard (IDEA Consult)
Corinna Ghirelli (University of Ghent)
Clarisse Goffard (European Commission)
Erna Hennicot-Schoepges (Council of State Luxembourg)
Benedikt Herrmann (European Commission)
Vincent Hurkens (Groenlinks Europa - Dutch Greens in the European Parliament)
Florence Jaumotte (International Monetary Fund - IMF)
Maria Jepsen (European Trade Union Institute - ETUI)
Juan F. Jimeno (Bank of Spain and IZA)
Martin Kahanec (Central European University and IZA)
Michael Kendzia (IWSB and IZA)
Robert Kollmann (Free University of Brussels)
Adriana Kugler (Georgetown University and IZA)
Santiago Loranca Garcia (European Commission)
Elisa Martelucci (Centre for European Policy Studies - CEPS)
Pedro S. Martins (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA)
Ilaria Maselli (Centre for European Policy Studies - CEPS)
Casey B. Mulligan (University of Chicago)
Martin Myant (European Trade Union Institute - ETUI)
David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
Daphne Nicolitsas (Bank of Greece)
Kilian Niedermayer (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
Federico Pancaldi (European Commission)
Karl Pichelmann (European Commission)
Fabiana Pierini (European Commission)
Gina Pompilius (German Federal Employment Agency)
Núria Rodríguez-Planas (IZA and IAE-CSIC)
Donald Storrie (Eurofound - European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions)
Coen Teulings (University of Cambridge and IZA)
Anna-Elisabeth Thum (Center of European Policy Studies - CEPS)
Ilan Tojerow (Free University of Brussels and IZA)
Lorenzo Trimarchi (Free University of Brussels)
Alessandro Turrini (European Commission and IZA)
Robert G. Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and IZA)
Stijn Vanormelingen (Hogeschool University Brussels)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)






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