Upcoming Activities

Date Events
Call for Papers: Workshop on Labour-Market Economics 2017

This year’s ‘Workshop on Labour-Market Economics’, jointly organized by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), WU Vienna, JKU Linz, and AK Vienna, will take place at the IHS.
The goal of this workshop is to foster an open and friendly discussion, therefore working papers, manuscripts and even controversial work is welcome.
Authors are invited to submit both abstracts as well as finished papers.

Please submit your paper via e-mail to iris.troppert(at)ihs.ac.at.
Deadline for submissions extended to October 2, 2017.
Selection of contributions will be done by the organizers in October 2017.
Links: Further Information (in German)

Vienna, Austria
Conference on Data Protection in Social Science Research

Data protection pervades many aspects of life, but it is also of considerable importance for research. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation, which will enter into force in Spring 2018, intends to further strengthen data protection of individuals in the European Union. The regulation has important implications for research, including research in social sciences.

This conference provides a platform for representatives of research institutes in Luxembourg and in Europe to discuss various aspects of data protection, in particular in the light of the new regulation. The event will focus on importance of data for social science research as well as various aspects of accessing data for research, data linkage, and data storage. A case study of conducting surveys in social sciences will be discussed, focusing on the survey life cycle from access to (administrative data) for sampling purposes, through data collection and to data provision to researchers.

The conference will bring together researchers, data practitioners, lawyers, and representatives of the public and private sectors.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Annual Geary Lecture – Precarious Lives: Insecurity, Exclusion and Well-Being in Advanced Capitalist Democracies

Speaker: Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The ESRI’s annual Geary Lecture will be held on 16 November. It will be delivered by Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Precarious Lives: Insecurity, Exclusion and Well-Being in Advanced Capitalist Democracies

Precarious work (i.e., work that is insecure and uncertain, often low-paying, and in which the risks of work are shifted from employers and the government to workers) has emerged as a serious concern for individuals and families and underlies many of the insecurities that have fueled recent populist political movements.  The impacts of precarious work differ among countries depending on their labor market and welfare system institutions, laws and policies, and cultural factors.  My talk examines how people in six advanced industrial countries representing different welfare and employment regimes—Denmark, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States—differ in both their experience of precarious work and in outcomes of precarious work such as job and economic insecurity, entry into the labor force, and subjective well-being.

Dublin, Ireland

Past Activities

Date Events
NIESR Staff Seminars

A series of lunchtime seminars by NIESR staff and visiting academics on a wide ranging number of topics covering current research and future areas of study.  Seminars take place over lunchtime from 1-2pm. Details of forthcoming seminars can be found in the link.

London, UK
Seminar ‘More unequal, but more mobile? Earnings inequality and mobility in OECD countries’

Wednesday June 28th 2017 Alexander Hijzen (OECD will give a presentation titled ‘More unequal, but more mobile? Earnings inequality and mobility in OECD countries’

Subscribe: You can subscribe for  this seminar by sending an email to: secrpool@cpb.nl  Please enter your name, surname and affiliation.

CPB seminars are aimed at researchers and policymakers. During the seminars preliminary research findings are presented for discussion. These preliminary findings are not intended for publicity. If you are a journalist and interested in one of our seminars, please contact Suzanne van Gils: 06 21560776.

Hague, Netherlands
Labour Market Matching Processes in the 21st Century

The purpose of the event is to bring together policy makers, academics, and practitioners to engage in a lively discussion on four timely topics related to labour market matching processes:

  • Refugee labour market integration,
  • Changing nature of jobs,
  • Learning Technology Data Modeling, Curating and Analitics, and
  • Vacancy mining and analysis
Brussels, Belgium
EUROFRAME Conference “Growth and inequality: Challenges for EU economies” – Call for papers

The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its fourteenth annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Berlin on Friday 9 June 2017. The aim of the conference is to provide an economic forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context.

Submission Procedure

Extended abstracts (2 pages) should be submitted by e-mail until 15 February 2017 to euroframe.conference@ofce.sciences-po.fr. Abstracts should contain: paper’s title, authors’ names and affiliations, and contact details of the corresponding author.

Paper acceptance or rejection will be notified to corresponding authors by email by end-March.

Full papers should be received by 22 May.

Selected papers will be published after a reviewing process in a Conference Proceedings – Special issue of the Revue de l’OFCE.

Berlin, Germany
Is a longer working life for everyone? Exploring emerging inequalities among older workers

Working longer is the fundamental response to the challenges posed by population ageing to European welfare states. FACTAGE (www.factage.eu), a new CEPS-led European Joint Programming Initiative project, explores where and how the extension of working lives could lead to the emergence of socioeconomic inequalities.

Brussels, Belgium
A Fiscal Stabilisation Function for the Euro Area

Annual CEPS-Intereconomics Conference: A Fiscal Stabilisation Function for the Euro Area





The Five Presidents’ Report of 2015 has called for a macroeconomic stabiliser at the EMU level that would be capable of dealing with asymmetric shocks. A European unemployment benefits scheme (EUBS) is one potential stabilisation mechanism, although other proposals for devising risk-sharing tools that could be deployed across the Economic and Monetary Union have surfaced over the years. This high-level conference will explore and compare the advantages and disadvantages of the various schemes entertained. Which one is best suited for the member countries of EMU? Which one holds out the greatest promise of reducing the risk of deep recession? Do such schemes inevitably lead to moral hazard or are there practical safeguards that can be built into their provisions to minimise this risk from materialising? Are any of these proposals politically feasible in the near term?

Brussels, Belgium