Upcoming Activities

Date Events
Save the date: Gender, pensions and income in retirement

This seminar will present the findings of a report that examines key dimensions of the policy debate around gender and pensions in Ireland, namely the gender pension gap, income poverty, and financial decision-making. The report brings together the findings from a programme of research funded by the Pensions Council.

Dublin, Ireland
Save the Date: Social Inequality Conference

Researchers from the ESRI’s Social Research Division will present new work on the topic of childcare and homecare provision across 11 European countries. This research is funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and is a follow-on from research published in February 2019, which examined unmet needs for childcare and homecare in Ireland.

Dublin, Ireland
Call for papers: 1st LISER-IAB Conference on Digital Transformation and the Future of Work

The 1st LISER-IAB Conference on Digital Transformations and the Future of Work is organized by the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in order to give international researchers in social sciences an opportunity to exchange the results of recent research in different fields of the consequences of digital transformations on labour market issues.

The keynote speakers for the event are:

  • Philipp Kircher (EUI Florence · Italy & University of Edinburgh · Scotland)
  • Tobias Kretschmer (University of Munich · Germany)
  • Anna Margriet Salomons (Utrecht University · The Netherlands)

Deadline: paper or extended abstract (2-4 pages) in PDF no later than 31 October 2019 to LISER-IAB-conference@liser.lu

Submissions by PhD students are particularly encouraged.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Past Activities

Date Events
Symposium: Social Progress in and Through Education

The past decades have been characterized by a strong educational expansion in most countries around the world. This is generally considered a desirable trend given well-established associations of higher education with longer and healthier lives, greater productivity, more civic engagement, etc. However, it is also increasingly noted that educational expansion has been accompanied by trends toward the social exclusion of low qualified people and increases in levels of social inequality. Educational expansion therefore is not only a story of success. This raises the critical question of how we can bring about progress for all through education and to avoid accelerating social polarization. In this context the research group in_Equality and Education (EQUI) at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) cordially invites you to the symposium “How to conceptualize and analyze social progress in and through education” that will take place on the 7th of October 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. at IHS premises.

Vienna, Austria
16TH EUROFRAME Conference on economic policy issues in the EU ‘Greater cohesion in an increasingly fractured world: Where now for the European project?’

The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its sixteenth annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Dublin on 7 June 2019. The aim of this conference is to bring together academics, and policy-oriented economists by providing a forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context.

The 16th Conference will focus on the greater cohesion across Europe in monetary, fiscal and macroprudential policy while set against an increasingly fractured and polarized international (trade) environment. In particular, the conference will address challenges concerning monetary policy normalisation and greater policy cohesion in the fiscal and macroprudential policy areas. It will also address the implications of disruptions to trade due to Brexit and increased global tensions between the United States and China.

Dublin, Ireland
Save the date: Pensions and retirement conference

The ESRI will host a morning half-day conference on pensions and retirement on 29 May. Presentations from ESRI staff will cover topics examined under a programme of research with the Pensions Authority. Speakers will examine issues such as financial literacy and preparation for retirement, consumption in retirement, and the results of experimental studies on comprehension of pension products and framing of options for retirement.

Dublin, Ireland
Round table: How Schools are integrating new migrant pupils and their families

Schools can play a crucial role in integrating migrant children and their families, creating an inclusive environment and improving the performance of pupils who might need additional support, especially with their English language skills.

New NIESR research funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation explored best practice in 15 schools across England towards the integration of migrant pupils and their families, in areas of long standing diversity or experiencing more recent migration from the EU.

In this roundtable NIESR researchers will present their findings and lead a wider discussion about further steps that could be taken to ensure positive outcomes for migrant children, their families and the wider communities.

The event is intended for schools and experts in the education sector as well as policy makers.

London, UK
e-Health across health care sectors

Europe is ageing, and the large post-WW2 generations will challenge health care providers in a time with a declining workforce. E-Health is thought to support future health care delivery by e.g. providing self-monitored and self-reported health data that feed in to Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems and algorithms that may predict adverse health outcomes. The most old and frail people, characterized by multimorbid conditions, cognitive impairments, functional decline and need of care, will benefit less from these novel tools. Moreover, carers may not recognize the subtle symptoms of developing acute disease thereby delaying timely recognition.
However, Point of Care Testing (POCT) employed by health carers and communicated digitally across primary and secondary health care sectors may offer early identification of frail older people at risk of health deterioration and hospitalisation. The presentation will focus on the possibilities as well as the challenges of implementing novel procedures in health care and across health care sectors.

CHL - Centre 4
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Inequality and Public Opinions

This talk will present a framework for understanding how, in the United States, public opinion about inequality, economic opportunity, and redistribution are related to one another in ways that are at odds with key tenets of American exceptionalism, such as American dream and free market ideologies. The framework posits that Americans connect rising and high levels of economic inequality to a restriction of economic opportunities that in turn motivates support for opportunity-enhancing policies (e.g., in education and employment). McCall and collaborators test this model using survey experiments and new survey questions in nationally representative surveys, including, for comparative purposes, in Sweden and Denmark.

EIB, Luxembourg