Labour Economics

Research in the Labour Economics (LE) programme covers:

  • Unemployment Dynamics
  • Labour Market Segmentation
  • Education and Training
  • Labour Mobility
  • Migration

The Labour Economics Programme is directed by Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary, University of London).

The Programme organizes an annual symposium, the European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE) jointly with Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). ESSLE, previously held in Ammersee, brings together economists in the field from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. It provides a unique opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. Another of its aims is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with senior economists.

Recent meetings include:

In addition to the annual symposia, the LE Programme also collaborates with European institutions in organizing a range of workshops and conferences on labour market and pension themes. For example, since 2004, CEPR has jointly organized with the European Central Bank an annual two-day conference focusing on topical issues and current trends in European labour markets. These CEPR-ECB conferences have addressed topics such as labour markets in an enlarged EU, wage and labour cost dynamics in Europe, and recent trends in European employment.

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