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 indicating your name, address and institutional affiliation.





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