DAY FOR BELGIAN LABOUR ECONOMISTS

 

 A PAI-IUAP Workshop

 

Tenth edition

 

Friday April 29, 2011

 

Ghent University, Het Pand - Ghent

 

Location of Het Pand on Map

 

Participation (including coffee and lunch) to this day is free if you register not later than April 25, 2011. You can register by writing an e-mail to Erna.Haerens@UGent.be indicating your name, address and institutional affiliation.

 

PROGRAMME

 

 

9:00 – 9:30                 Welcome

 

 

Session 1. Regional labour market dynamics

 

9:30 – 10:00                Paola Liliana Montero Ledezma (IRES, Université catholique de Louvain): "Unemployment and spatial disparities in a densely populated economy" (with Bruno Van der Linden)

10:00 – 10:30              Wouter Torfs and Liqiu Zhaoa (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): "Does Everybody Need Good Neighbours?"

10:30 – 11:00              Daan Isebaert (SHERPPA, Universiteit Gent): "Houses and/or jobs: ownership and the labour market in Belgian districts" (with Freddy Heylen and Carine Smolders)

 

 

11:00 – 11:30              Coffee

 

 

Session 2. Skill-biased technological change and globalization

 

11:30 – 12:00              Stephan Kampelmann (Université Lille 1): "Task-biased changes of employment and remuneration: The case of occupations" (with François Rycx)

12:00 – 12:30              Glenn Rayp (SHERPPA, Universiteit Gent): "“Ménage à trois” in a globalizing world: bargaining between firms, low-skilled and high-skilled workers" (with Michel Dumont and Peter Willemé)

 

 

12:30 – 13:30              Lunch


 

 

 

Session 3. Keeping older workers in the labour force

 

13:30 – 14:00              Eric Bonsang (ROA, Maastricht University): "Does retirement affect cognitive functioning?" (with Sergio Perelman and Stéphane Adam)

14:00 – 14:30              Joost Bollens (HIVA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): "Evaluating the mandatory activation of older unemployed" (with Grégory de Walque)

 

Session 4. Youth, schooling and labour market outcomes

 

14:30 – 15:00              Steven Groenez (HIVA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): "The dynamics of skill formation: Evidence from a Flemish cohort study" (with Rembert de Blander)

15:00 – 15:30              Stijn Baert (SHERPPA, Universiteit Gent): "School results, school decisions and the transition from school to work: the role of ethnicity and language" (with Bart Cockx)

 

 

15:30 – 16:00              Coffee

 

 

Invited session

 

16:00 – 17:00              Pierre Koning (Central Planning Bureau, The Netherlands): "School responsiveness to quality rankings. An empirical analysis of secondary education in the Netherlands" (with Karen van der Wiel)

 

 

 

 

 

The programme committee: Bart Cockx, Muriel Dejemeppe and Bruno Van der Linden