ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop 2005:
Labour Markets in an Enlarged European Union: What would raise Employment?

Frankfurt am Main, Eurotower (CI)
20-21 June 2005


Michael Burda (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and CEPR)
Eric Maurin (Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques (PSE) and CEPR)
Julián Messina (ECB)
Roberta Serafini (ECB)


Day 1 - Monday, 20 June 2005

Session 1: An Overview of Labour Markets in the New and Old Member States
Chair: Julián Messina (ECB)

09.00-10.15 Keynote Speech: Labour Supply, Home Production and Structural Change
Christopher Pissarides (London School of Economics and CEPR)
10.15-10.30 Coffee Break
10.30-11.30 Microeconomic Evidence of Creative Destruction in Industrial and Developing Countries  pdf 946 kB, en
Eric Bartelsman ( 1 ) (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
John Haltiwanger (University of Maryland)
Stefano Scarpetta (The World Bank)
Discussant: Erica Groshen (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
11.30-12.30 Labour Market Institutions and Wage Differentials  pdf 287 kB, en
Winfried Koeniger (IZA, Bonn)
Marco Leonardi (Universitá degli Studi di Milano)
Luca Nunziata ( 1 ) (University of Oxford)
Discussant: Daniele Checchi (Universitá degli Studi di Milano)
12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session 2: FDI, Multinationals and Labour Reallocation
Chair: F. Mongelli (ECB)

13.30-14.30 Do Multinational Enterprises relocate Employment to Low Wage Regions? Evidence from European Multinationals  pdf 187 kB, en
Jozef Konings ( 1 ) (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)
Alan P. Murphy (Trinity College, University of Dublin)
Discussant: Karolina Ekholm (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR)
14.30-15.30 Fear of Relocation? Assessing the Impact of Italy’s FDI on Local Employment  pdf 305 kB, en
Stefano Federico ( 1 ) (Banca d'Italia)
Gaetano A. Minerva (Università del Piemonte Orientale)
Discussant: Piero Cipollone (Banca d’Italia)
15.30-15.45 Coffee Break
15.45-16.45 Location Choice and Employment Decisions: A Comparison of German and Swedish Multinationals
Sasha Becker ( 1 ) (Universität München)
Karolina Ekholm (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR)
Robert Jaeckle (Ifo Institute)
Marc A. Muendler (University of California, San Diego)
Discussant: Sebastian Kessing (University of Warwick)
19.30 Dinner at the Restaurant Opéra, Opernplatz

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Day 2 - Tuesday, 21 June 2005

09.00-09.15 Address
Otmar Issing (ECB)

Session 1: Labour Markets in the New Member States: Comparative Studies
Chair: Gabriel Fagan (ECB)

09.00-10.15 Are Labour Markets in the New Member States sufficiently flexible for EMU?  pdf 72 kB, en
Tito Boeri (IGIER, Università Bocconi and CEPR)
Discussant: Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University and CEPR)
10.15-11.15 Labor Reallocation in Imperfect Labour Markets: The Case of Estonia and Poland  pdf 820 kB, en
Ana Lamo (European Central Bank) Julián Messina (European Central Bank) Etienne Wasmer ( 1 ) (University of Quebec, Montreal and CEPR)
Discussant: Michael Burda (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and CEPR)
11.15-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-12.30 Foreign Investment, Corporate Ownership and Development: Are Firms in Emerging Markets catching up to the World Standard?  pdf 347 kB, en
Klara Sabirianova (University of Michigan) Jan Svejnar (University of Michigan and CEPR) Katherine Terrell ( 1 ) (University of Michigan)
Discussant: William Dickens (The Brookings Institution)
12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session 2: Labour Markets in the New Member States: Case Studies
Chair: Ad van Riet (ECB)

13.15-14.15 Trade Protection and Industry Wage Structure in Poland  CEPR Website
Beata Smarzynska Javorcik ( 1 ) (The World Bank and CEPR)
Chor-Ching Goh (The World Bank)
Discussant: Julian Zawistowski (Ministry of Economy and Labour, Poland)
14.15-14.30 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30 Do Market Pressures Induce Economic Efficiency? The Case of Slovenian Manufacturing, 1994-2001  pdf 100 kB, en
Peter F. Orazem (Iowa State University)
Milan Vodopivec ( 1 ) (The World Bank)
Discussant: Maria Gutierrez-Domenech (Bank of England)
15.30-16.30 Are there Increasing Returns to Local Concentration of Skill? Evidence on Wages and Returns to Education in Transition  pdf 217 kB, en
Stephan Jurajda (CERGE-EI, Prague and CEPR)
Discussant: Lorenz Götte (University of Zurich)

( 1 ) Denotes speaker

Authors have 35 minutes to present to be followed by 15 minutes for the discussant and 10 minutes general discussion.

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