14th joint ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop

Labour markets in the digital era

Thursday, 6 and Friday, 7 December 2018
ECB main building, Room C2.05, Frankfurt am Main

Programme

* indicates the presenter

Thursday, 6 December 2018

8:00
Registration and coffee
8:30

Welcome address

Luis de Guindos, Vice-President, European Central Bank and CEPR

9:00

Keynote speech
“Individual consequences of occupational decline”

Guy Michaels, London School of Economics and CEPR

together with Per-Anders Edin, Uppsala University and CEPR; Tiernan Evans, London School of Economics; Georg Graetz, Uppsala University; Sofia Hernnäs, Uppsala University

10:00
Coffee break
 

Session I – Wages

Chair: Rachel Ngai, London School of Economics and CEPR

10:30

The innovation premium to low-skill jobs

  • Antonin Bergeaud*, Banque de France and CEPR
  • Philippe Aghion, Collège de France and London School of Economics
  • Richard Blundell, University College London and CEPR
  • Rachel Griffith, University of Manchester and CEPR

Discussant: Juan Francisco Jimeno, Banco de España and CEPR

11:30

Task prices, skill selection and wage inequality

  • Felix Schran*, University of Bonn
  • Michael J. Böhm, University of Bonn
  • Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, University of Bonn

Discussant: Ernesto Villanueva, Banco de España

12:30
Buffet lunch
 

Session II: Biased technological change

Chair: Wolfgang Modery, European Central Bank

14:00

Biased technological change and employment reallocation

  • Christian Siegel*, University of Kent
  • Zsofia L. Barany, Sciences Po and CEPR

Discussant: Sang Yoon Lee, Queen Mary University of London

15:00

Job polarization, skill mismatch and the Great Recession

Riccardo Zago, New York University

Discussant: Marcel Jansen, Autonomous University of Madrid

16:00
Coffee break
16:15

Skill-biased technological change within and across firms

  • Seth Gordon Benzell*, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
  • Guillermo Lagarda, Boston University and Inter-American Development Bank
  • Daniel Rock, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and MIT Sloan School of Management

Discussant:Alessio Moro, University of Cagliari and CEPR

17:15

Hours of work polarisation in the EU

  • Athene Laws*, University of Cambridge
  • António Dias Da Silva, European Central Bank
  • Filippos Petroulakis, European Central Bank

Discussant: Emilie Rademakers, KU Leuven

19:30
Dinner

Friday, 7 December 2018

8:30

Registration and coffee

 

Session III – Robots

Chair: Michael Ehrmann, European Central Bank

9:00

From secular stagnation to robocalypse? Implications for demographic and technological changes

  • Juan Francisco Jimeno*, Banco de España and CEPR
  • Henrique S. Basso, Banco de España

Discussant: Mirko Abbritti, University of Navarra

10:00

Adjusting to robots: worker-level evidence

  • Nicole Woessner*, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Wolfgang Dauth, University of Würzburg
  • Sebastian Findeisen, University of Mannheim
  • Jens Suedekum, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Discussant: Guillermo Lagarda, Boston University and Inter-American Development Bank

11:00
Coffee break
11:15

The impact of industrial robots on EU employment and wages: a local labour market approach

  • Georgios Petropoulos*, Bruegel
  • Francesco Chiacchio, Bruegel
  • David Pichler, Bruegel

Chair: Eliana Viviano, Banca d’ Italia

12:15

Zero-hours contracts and labour market policy

  • Nikhil Datta*, University College London and London School of Economics
  • Giulia Giupponi and CEPR, London School of Economics
  • Stephen Machin, London School of Economics and CEPR

Discussant: Antonio Dias Da Silva, European Central Bank

13:15
Buffet lunch
15:00
End of workshop

This programme may be subject to change without notice.

General information

Conference venue

European Central Bank
Main building
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 1344 0
Fax: +49 69 1344 6000
info@ecb.europa.eu

Transfers

Participants are requested to arrange their own transfers, unless indicated otherwise.

Workshop language

English

Session timings

35 mins presenter, 15 mins discussant, 10 mins discussion

Workshop organisers

Agostino Consolo, European Central Bank
Rachel Ngai, London School of Economics and CEPR
Ana Lamo, European Central Bank
Filippos Petroulakis, European Central Bank

Contact

Susanne Krstic

Phone: +49 69 1344 8739

Email: susanne.krstic@ecb.europa.eu

Website CEPR