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IZA/OECD Employment Seminar

Organizers: Werner Eichhorst (IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn), Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Place:Paris
Date:November 03, 2011 - November 04, 2011

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Program

Thursday, November 03:

        Chair: John P. Martin (OECD and IZA)
 
14:30 - 14:45   Welcome by Hosts and Organizers
Klaus F. Zimmermann
(IZA and University of Bonn) and John P. Martin (OECD and IZA)
 
14:45 - 15:25   An Overview of Recent Developments on European Labor Markets
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)

Discussant: Karl Pichelmann (European Commission)
 
15:25 - 16:00   General Discussion
 
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
 
16:30 - 17:15   Keynote Address:
Mental Health, Wellbeing and Employment


Richard Layard (London School of Economics and IZA)
 
17:15 - 17:30   General Discussion
 
17:30 - 18:45   Panel Discussion on Key Employment Policy Directions
(10 minutes introductory remarks from each panellist; first round table discussion among panellists; questions and answers with participants)

Lisa M. Lynch (Brandeis University and IZA)
Richard Layard (London School of Economics and IZA)
Georg Fischer (European Commission and IZA)

Moderator: John P. Martin (OECD and IZA)
 

Friday, November 04:

        Introduction into the second day and chair: Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
 
09:00 - 10:30   Policy Reforms and Labour Market Performance during the Crisis (I)
(Presentations max. 12-15 minutes, joint discussion afterwards)

UK and Ireland: David Bell (University of Sterling and IZA)
Spain: Juan F. Jimeno (Bank of Spain and IZA)
Portugal: Pedro Portugal (Bank of Portugal and IZA)
Baltic States, e.g. Estonia: Raul Eamets (University of Tartu and IZA)

Moderator: Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
 
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
 
11:00 - 12:30   Policy Reforms and Labour Market Performance during the Crisis (II)
(Presentations max. 12-15 minutes, joint discussion afterwards)

Germany: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
The Netherlands: Jules Theeuwes (SEO Economic Research and IZA)
Denmark: Torben Andersen (University of Aarhus and IZA)

Moderator: Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
 
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch buffet (George Marshall room, OECD Chateau)
 
13:30 - 15:00   Policy Panel (I): Recalibrating Unemployment Protection
(7 minutes introductory remarks from each panellist; first round of debate among panellists; questions from the floor; final remarks from panellists)

Antoine Magnier (DARES French Ministry of Labour)
Paolo Sestito (Bank of Italy and IZA)
Lisa M. Lynch (Brandeis University and IZA)

Moderator: Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
 
15:00 - 16:30   Policy Panel (II): Reforming Employment Protection - towards a Single Employment Contract?
(7 minutes introductory remarks from each panellist; first round of debate among panellists; questions from the floor; final remarks from panellists)

Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique and IZA)
Juan J. Dolado (Carlos III University of Madrid and IZA )
Sandrine Cazes (ILO International Labour Organisation and IZA)

Moderator: Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
 
16:30 - 16:45   Concluding Statement
Robert W. Bednarzik (Georgetown University and IZA)
 
16:45       Farewell by Organizers
 




Participants

Bruno Amable (Paris School of Economics)
Torben Andersen (University of Aarhus and IZA)
Sonia Araujo (OECD)
Alfonso Arpaia (European Commission and IZA)
Jorgen Bang-Petersen (Confederation of Danish Employers and IZA)
Andrea Bassanini (OECD and IZA)
Robert W. Bednarzik (Georgetown University and IZA)
David N.F. Bell (University of Stirling and IZA)
Tim Butcher (Low Pay Commission UK and IZA)
Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique Paris and IZA)
Marcel Canoy (ECORYS Netherlands and IZA)
Stephane Carcillo (OECD and IZA)
Sandrine Cazes (ILO International Labor Organization and IZA)
Hyoung-Woo Chung (OECD)
Sylvie Cimper (OECD)
Bruno Coquet (DGEFP French Ministry of Economy and IZA)
Juan J. Dolado (Carlos III University of Madrid and IZA)
Romain Duval (OECD)
Raul Eamets (University of Tartu and IZA)
Werner Eichhorst (IZA)
Georg Fischer (European Commission and IZA)
Serge Gaillard (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland and IZA)
Peter Gal (OECD)
Nele Gerberson (Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs)
Paulina Granados Zambrano (OECD)
David Grubb (OECD)
Chris Hayes (Department for Work and Pensions, UK)
Morten S. Henningsen (Norwegian Ministry of Labour)
Alexander Hijzen (OECD)
Roman Hrncir (Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)
Anna Katharina Huber (Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)
Frederik Jansson Dahlen (Swedish Public Employment Service and IZA)
Maria Jepsen (European Trade Union Institute (ETUI))
Juan F. Jimeno (Bank of Spain and IZA)
Mark Keese (OECD)
Michael Kendzia (IZA)
Richard Layard (London School of Economics and IZA)
Ana Llena Nozal (OECD)
Angela Luci (University of Paris 1 and IZA)
Lisa M. Lynch (Brandeis University and IZA)
Antoine Magnier (DARES French Ministry of Labour)
John P. Martin (OECD and IZA)
Luc Masure (Belgian Federal Planning Bureau)
Hilde Olsen (OECD)
Karl Pichelmann (European Commission)
Fabiana Pierini (European Commission)
Niels Ploug (Statistics Denmark and IZA)
Jonathan Portes (National Institute of Economic and Social Research, UK and IZA)
Pedro Portugal (Bank of Portugal and IZA)
Ulf Rinne (IZA)
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Marion Schmid-Drüner (European Parliament)
Paul Schnabel (SCP - The Netherlands Institute for Social Research and IZA)
Paolo Sestito (Bank of Italy and IZA)
Shruti Singh (OECD)
Anne Sonnet (OECD)
Donald Storrie (Eurofound - European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Ireland and IZA)
Paul Swaim (OECD)
Frederic Tallet (INSEE - National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies, France)
Jules Theeuwes (SEO Economic Research, The Netherlands and IZA)
Eric Thode (Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany and IZA)
Peter Toth (Permanent Delegation of Hungary)
Bernhard Weber (State Secreteriat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland)
Bill Wells (Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS), UK)
Andreas Wörgötter (OECD and IZA)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and Bonn University)

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