As of 2014, the DFG priority programme Flexibility in Heterogeneous Labour Markets has been continued under the DFG priority programme The German Labor Market in a Globalized World.
Call for Papers: „Flexibility in Heterogeneous Labour Markets“ (25. - 27. 03. 2010)
Keynote speakers: Stephen Machin (University College London/London School of Economics), Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan), Bruce Weinberg (Ohio State University)
In today’s ever-changing economic conditions, workers and firms are experiencing the constant pressure to adjust employment, wages, working hours, technology, and human capital to meet new needs. Increasing international integration, changing demand for goods and services, as well as changing institutions require labour market flexibility. This workshop invites empirical and theoretical contributions to this topic from all areas of labour economics and related fields such as the economics of education, industrial economics, health economics, international economics, or public finance.
The workshop is being organized by DFG-Priority Programme “Flexibility in Heterogeneous Labour Markets”.
Keynote speakers: Tony Atkinson (Nuffield College, Oxford), Bruce Meyer (Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago)
Inequality, poverty and social justice are key issues in the policy deabate in many countries, with much renewed interest over the last 1 1/2 decades. This is due to economic internationalisation, increased global competition, the changing influence of labour market institutions and new technologies. This workshop focuses on theoretical and empirical research on inequality, poverty and the labour market in a globalised world. The emphasis is put on the analysis of world economy labour market trends.
- Download "Call for Papers": "Inequality and Poverty in the Global Economy"
- You are interested in the topic of the workshop. Have a look at the papers beeing presented at ZEW.
During the last years, market mechanisms have gained importance in the provision of employment services. In Germany, access to further training programs is now granted through vouchers, issued by caseworkers. Also, unemployed persons may ask for a voucher that entitles them to use the services of a private placement agency or may be assigned to private agencies that compete on a quasi-market. Only recently, a wage subsidy voucher has been introduced for older workers. But does the introduction of market mechanisms into originally public bureaucracies in fact improve efficiency and flexibility of services delivered?
Therefore the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) has hosted a workshop on that topic, sponsored by the research network "Flexibility in heterogeneous labour markets" of the the German Research Foundation (DFG).
more information on the workshop:
The research network organizes an international workshop on "Gender and the Labour Market" at ZEW Mannheim (28th and 29th of March 2008) . Deadline for paper submission is January 5th 2008.
Clickhere for the program and the papers for the international workshop as well as the program for the workshop of the research network. The papers for the workshop of the research network are available in the section "Internal".
The German Association of Political Economy and the IAB invite to hand in papers for a conference on "Research on Unemployment and Labour Market Policies: Novel Approaches" (October 2007). For further information see the Call for Papers.
Professor Joachim Möller and his team of Project 12 are organizing a workshop in Regensburg as an activity within the research network. Please find here the call for papers, the program and a map.http://www.zew.de/de/publikationen/dfgflex/Wege_Stadt_RegensburgWorkshop.pdf
The workshop is organized by the IAB. Further information can be found here. The research network supports the workshop and network members may participate for free.
In dieser Sektion finden Sie die Ausschreibung für die zweite Phase des Forschungsschwerpunktprogramms. Einreichungsfrist war der 20.12.2005. Nähere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte dem Ausschreibungstextder DFG.
You can here find the discussed papers of the network meeting.
"Panel Study of Income Dynamics" (PSID) gives on its website an overview of different panel data sets in different countries.
The Institute for Employment Research of the Federal Employment Agency (IAB) organizes an international conference on "The Empirical Evaluation of Labour Market Programmes" (16./17. July 2005). You can find the call for papers here.
The Institute for Employment Research of the Federal Employment Agency (IAB) organizes a user conference on its data. You can find the call for papers here.