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15th joint ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop

Labour market adjustments

Monday, 2 and Tuesday, 3 December 2019
ECB main building, Room C2.06, Frankfurt am Main

15th joint ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop

The joint ECB/CEPR labour market workshop brings together scholars from academia, the central banking community and international organisations to discuss latest policy-relevant research on the labour market. This year’s focus will be on how technological changes shape labour market outcomes, the role of firm and worker characteristics in determining aggregate fluctuations, and labour mobility.

Programme

Monday, 2 December 2019

8:00
Registration
9:00

Welcome address

Frank Smets, European Central Bank

 

Session I – Automation and technological change

Chair: Frank Smets, European Central Bank

 

A multisector perspective on wage stagnation

Rachel Ngai, London School of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics and Centre for Economic Policy Research

Discussant: Zsofia Barany, Sciences Po and Center for Economic and Policy Research

10:00

Future technology hubs or backwater? Lessons on structural change from Germany’s coal regions

Simon Janssen, Institute for Employment Research

Discussant: Ines Helm, Stockholm University

11:00
Coffee
11:30

Keynote speech

Wage equalization and regional misallocation: Evidence from Italian and German provinces

Tito Boeri, Bocconi University and Center for Economic and Policy Research

12:30
Buffet lunch
13:45

Continuation of Session I – Automation and technological change

Chair: Wolfgang Modery, European Central Bank

Automation, globalization and vanishing jobs: A labor market sorting view

Maximilian Mayer, Goethe University Frankfurt

Discussant: Juan Francisco Jimeno, Banco de España

14:45

Session II – Intra-firm dynamics

Chair: Filippos Petroulakis, Bank of Greece

 

Insurance between firms: The role of internal labor markets

Giovanni Pica, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Centro Luca D'Agliano, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance and Paolo Baffi Centre

Discussant: Kerstin Holzheu, Sciences Po

15:45
Coffee
16:00

Rent sharing and inclusive growth

Pawel Bukowski, London School of Economics

Discussant: Orhun Sevinc, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

17:00

The long run earnings effects of a credit market disruption

Eliana Viviano, Banca d'Italia

Discussant: Alex Popov, European Central Bank

18:00
End of day 1
19:00
Dinner

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

8:00

Registration

8:30

Keynote speech

Chair: Ana Lamo, European Central Bank

Technological changes, the labor market and schooling - A general equilibrium model with multidimensional individual skills

Moshe Buchinsky, University of California, Los Angeles

9:30
Coffee
10:00

Session III – Workers and aggregate fluctuations

Chair: Wolfgang Modery, European Central Bank

 

Worker churn in the cross section and over time: New evidence from Germany

Felix Wellschmied, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Institute of Labor Economics

Discussant: Andreas Ravndal Kostøl, Arizona State University

11:00

Marginal jobs and job surplus: A test of the efficiency of separations

Benjamin Schoefer, University of California, Berkeley

Discussant: Leo Kaas, Goethe University Frankfurt

12:00
Buffet lunch
13:15

Session IV – Internal and international mobility

Chair: Francesco Fasani, Queen Mary, University of London and CEPR

 

Foreign workers, product quality and trade: Evidence from a natural experiment

Andrea Ariu, Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

Discussant: Rosario Crino, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

14:15

Tasks, cities and urban wage premia

Anja Grujovic, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros

Discussant: Federica Daniele, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

15:15
Coffee
15:30

How broadband internet affects labor market matching

Andreas Ravndal Kostøl, Arizona State University

Discussant: Benedikt Herz, European Commission

16:30
End of workshop

This programme may be subject to change without notice.

Audiovisual notice: Please note that photography and filming activities might take place during the event.

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

Ghazala Azmat, Sciences Po and CEPR
Agostino Consolo, European Central Bank
Francesco Fasani, Queen Mary, University of London and CEPR
Ana Lamo, European Central Bank
Filippos Petroulakis, Bank of Greece

Contact

Jeanette Cramer
Division Supply Side Labour and Surveillance
European Central Bank

+49 69 1344 8231

jeanette.cramer@ecb.europa.eu
Labour.Market.Workshop@ecb.europa.eu

Website CEPR