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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. Those wishing to attend please send a request to:


Forthcoming seminars

11 March 2020

Pedro Martins (Queen Mary University of London)

Title: What do employer associations do?

Location: MB 6122 and Time: 12:00-13:15


16 March 2020

Salvador Valdes Prieto (Catholic University of Chile)

Title: TBC

Location: MB 1122 and Time: 12:00-13:15


26 March 2020

Stefan Kühn (ILO)

Title: World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2020: Labour underutilization, decent work deficits and inequalities

Location: MB 6122 and Time: 12:00-13:15


29 April 2020

Ioana Marinescu (University of Pennsylvania)

Title: TBC

Location: MB 2122 and Time: 12:00-13:15


12 May 2020

Tuuli Paukkeri (VATT Institute for Economic Research)

Title: TBC 

Location: MB 1122 and Time: 12:00-13:15 


Past Seminars

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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