European Low-Wage Employment Research Network

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CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY LoWER

LoWER Conference on INSTITUTIONS, MARKETS and EUROPEAN UNEMPLOYMENT REVISITED: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED ?

18-19 April 2008, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.

Organisers: Ronald Schettkat, Daphne Nicolitsas and Wiemer Salverda.

The programme featured Nobel Laureate Robert Solow who spoke about Inflation, Unemployment, Institutions – Theoretical Frontiers. Other contributors were Alan Krueger, Richard Freeman, Andrea Bassanini and Wendy Carlin. More detail can be found here
Results were published as a special issue of Oxford Review of Economic Policy_

Joint LoWER – Russell Sage Foundation – AIAS Workshop
LOW-WAGE WORK IN EUROPECHANGING THE DEBATE?
University of Amsterdam, 18 April 2008.
Studies on Low-wage work in Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands and UK, just published by
Russell Sage, New York, were presented and discussed. More detail can be found here

LoWER Workshop on JOB INSECURITY AND TRAINING

7-8 March 2008, Berlin School of Economics.

Organisers: Antje Mertens, Thomas Zwick and Wiemer Salverda.

Keynotes

Michael Burda Humboldt Universität Berlin

Temporary Employment

and

Giorgio Brunello Università degli Studi di Padova

Changes in Compulsory Schooling, Education and the Distribution of Wages in Europe

For programme, registration and information about travel and accommodation see here_files/regular/LoWERconcludingconference18-19apr08.pdf.

Joint LoWER – EQUALSOC Special Conference on ECONOMIC INEQUALITY
Seville, 23-29 September 2007 (on invitation)
Organisers: Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan and Tim Smeeding.
Contributions were made by
Bjorklund and Jäntti, Blau and Kahn, Brandolini and Smeeding, Burkhauser and Couch, Burtless, Visser and Checchi, Davies, Esping-Andersen and Myles, Folbre, Freeman, Glyn, Gregory, Jencks, Jenkins and Van Kerm, Lane, Leigh, Lucifora and Salverda, Machin, McCarty and Pontusson, Nolan and Marx, Roemer, Van Praag and Ferrer-i-Carbonell, and Zimmermann and Kahanec. Discussants were Tony Atkinson, Susan Mayer, Steven Nickell and Eugene Smolensky.
Programme is available here
The results were published as the The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality by Oxford University Press.

LoWER Conference on Gender: WHAT WORKS FOR WOMEN ?

10 and 11 September 2007 in Volos, Greece

Organised by Mary Gregory, Miriam Beblo, Ioannis Theodossiou and Wiemer Salverda.

Results were published as a special issue of Oxford Economic Papers.

Click here for more information.

LoWER Workshop on MIGRATION

London, Centre for Economic Performance of the LSE, 20-21 April 2007

Keynotes:

Sessions:

  • Economic assimilation
  • East European labour migration
  • New migrants
  • Female migrants.

Programme is available here_.
Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, 20-21 April 2007.

Contact persons: Ive Marx and Jonathan Wadsworth.

Conference site
2007.

LoWER Workshop on MOBILITY.

Université de Savoie, Annecy, France, 1-2 December 2006.

The programme can be viewed here

LoWER ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2006

Aarhus School of Business, Denmark; 28-30 April 2006

Organised by Niels Westergård-Nielsen and Wiemer Salverda.

Keynote speakers

LoWER WORKSHOP

Warsaw School of Economics, 25-26 November 2005_

Local organisers Irena Kotowska, Anna Matysiak and Pawel Strzelecki

The core theme were the gender issues of the LoWER work plan
files/regular/Lower3AnnexIFinal-1.pdf (p. 18 ff.).

Keynote speaker

  • Inga Persson

    “Some reflections on institutions and women’s labour market/economic outcomes – what have we learnt?”

LoWER ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2005, ZEW, Mannheim, 15-16 April 2005

The invited speakers were

LoWER WORKSHOP

CEP and CASE at the LSE, London, 4 February 2005_

Click here for the detailed programme
files/regular/London200502.pdf

LoWER PHASE 3 KICK-OFF MEETING

University of Tartu, Estonia, 2-3 July 2004

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

DEMPATEM research project CONCLUDING CONFERENCE:

High-level scientific conference Demand Patterns and Employment Growth in Europe and the United States: Consumer Demand, Production Structure and Employment

Seville, 17-18 October 2003

LoWER2 (2000-2004):

LoWER & DEMPATEM DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE

LOW-WAGE EMPLOYMENT IN EUROPE: PERSPECTIVES FOR IMPROVEMENT

University of Antwerp, 26 May 2004

At the end of its second phase of activities (2000-2004), the LoWER network staged a one-day conference for journalists, policy makers from government, social partners and NGOs, and other interested persons to present the results of its research and discuss it with a wider audience.

  • Stephen Nickell of the London School of Economics delivered the first LoWER Lecture:
    “Employment, Unemployment and Low Pay”_
    Click here for the detailed programme
    files/regular/PRAntwerp.pdf.

    A book comprising the papers and Steve Nickell’s lecture was published by ACCO, Leuven, Belgium, February 2005.

The LoWER ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2004

was held at the Centre for Economic Performance CEP and the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion CASE of the London School of Economics on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April 2004.

The invited speakers were:

LoWER Workshop on Employer Behaviour in the Low-wage Labour Market

Université Montesquieu, Bordeaux, 14-15 November 2003

The workshop featured invited lectures by

  • Harry Holzer, Georgetown University, on quantitative research into employer behaviour, and
  • Damian Grimshaw (UMIST) about qualitative research.
    Click here for more information.

    The book “Job Quality and Employer Behaviour” based on the papers to this workshop and the one held in Milan in March 2003 (see below) was published by Palgrave/Macmillan in August 2005.

LoWER & DEMPATEM 2003 CONFERENCE on Consumption and Employment in the US and Europe

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, Amsterdam, 25-26 April 2003_

The conference was organised in co-operation with the DEMPATEM research project.

The full programme can be downloaded HERE
03.pdf.

Keynote contributors:

  • Duncan Ironmonger (Households Research Unit, University of Melbourne)

    “The Market and the Household Economy”
  • Annamaria Lusardi (Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, New USA)

    “Household Savings and Public Policy in the US and Europe”
  • Mark Pearson (OECD-DEELSA)

    “Public and Private Provision of Social Services”

LoWER Workshop on Job Quality and Employer Behaviour

Università Cattolica, Milan, 14-15 March 2003_

The full programme can be downloaded here
files/regular/Milano.pdf.

Organising Commitee:

Claudio Lucifora (Università Cattolica), Wiemer Salverda (LoWER/AIAS) and Stephen Bazen (Université Montesquieu Bordeaux)

Keynote contributor

  • Paul Osterman (MIT Sloane School)

    “Making Bad Jobs Good: Strategies for the Service Sector”

LoWER Conference on Adapting Education and Training for the Enhancement of Low-Skilled Jobs

ETLA, the Research Institute for the Finnish Economy, ETLA Helsinki, May 2002_

The full text of the programme can be downloaded here
files/regular/HELprogramme.pdf.

A publication on the conference results is being prepared.

Organising Committee:

Rita Asplund (ETLA), Gerry Hughes (ESRI, Dublin), Andries de Grip (ROA Maastricht), Antje Mertens (MPI, Berlin), Wiemer Salverda (LoWER/AIAS), Thomas Zwick (ZEW, Mannheim)

Keynote speakers

  • Barry McGaw (OECD-DEELSA)

    Can Lifelong Learning Really Be a Reality for All?

    Margaret Stevens (Oxford University)

    The Financing of Training
  • LoWER Conference on “Combining Work, Home and Education”

    Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, October 2001

    This conference fitted the aim of the network to investigate the perspectives that professionalising low-skilled services may offer to labour supply (which is often combining part-time work with other activities)

    Organising Committee_:

    Jonathan Wadsworth (LSE/CEP), Ive Marx (CBS/UFSIA), Abigail McKnight (LSE/STICERD), Wiemer Salverda (LoWER/AIAS) and, last not least, local organiser: Ana Cardoso of NIMA, the Applied Microeconomics Research Unit, University of Minho.

    Downloads: programme
    files/regular/braga2001-program.pdf
  • Workshop ‘Adapting Education and Training’
    ESRI Dublin and ZEW Mannheim, March and May 2001.

    Organising Committee:
    Andries de Grip (ROA Maastricht), Rita Asplund (ETLA, Helsinki), Thomas Zwick (ZEW, Mannheim), Wiemer Salverda (LoWER/AIAS) and local organiser: Gerry Hughes at the ESRI, Economic and Social Research Institute.
  • Conference on the Role of Mobility for Low and High Earnings in the European Union and the United States

    University of Aberdeen, November 2000_

    Downloads: programme
    files/regular/aberdeen2000-program.pdf | publication: see working papers

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  • For more information please contact:
    Dr. Wiemer Salverda
    Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies
    Plantage Muidergracht 12
    1018 TV Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 20 525 4199 Fax: +31 20 525 4301