School of Economics

Kent Workshop in Labour Economics: Labour Supply, Employment and Policy

Friday 14 July 2017

The workshop is focused on the determination of economic status (work, self-employment, entrepreneurial activity and so on) when individuals interact in a world with frictions or informational asymmetries. Topics of particular interest are given by, but not limited to, intra-household aspects of labour supply choices, employment creation policies, credit constraints, and transitions between economic states. Keynote speaker of the workshop is Professor Costas Meghir (Yale University).

This workshop is a SaM event. This workshop is public and open to all.

Organisers: Amanda Gosling (Kent) and Andrey Launov (Kent).


Thursday 13 July

Time Topic Presenter
18:30 Workshop dinner at 'The Goods Shed', Canterbury

Friday 14 July

08:50 – 09:00

Welcome and introduction, Kent Business School Symposium Room

Session A: Intra-household aspects of labour supply

09:00 – 09:40 Home production of childcare and labour supply decisions in a collective household model Hélène Turon (U Bristol)
09:40 – 10:20 Unemployment risks and intra-household insurance Javier Fernandez-Blanco
(U Autònoma de Barcelona)
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break, KBS Upper Foyer      

Session B: Job search and economic development

10:50 – 11:30 Job search and subsistence constraints Juliana Mesén Vargas (UC Louvain-la-Neuve) and Bruno Van der Linden
11:30 – 12:10

Job search and labour market exclusion in a growing African city

Simon Quinn (Oxford U), Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco and Simon Franklin
12:10 – 13:30 Lunch at 'Dolce Vita', Keynes College  

Session C: Hiring and wages at segmented markets

13:30 – 14:10 Targeted fiscal policy to increase employment and wages of unskilled workers Wei Jiang (U Kent), Konstantinos Angelopoulos and James Malley
14:10 – 14:50 Meritocracy, public sector pay and human capital accumulation Pedro Gomes (U Carlos III de Madrid) and Andri Chassamboulli
14:50 – 15:20 Coffee break, KBS Upper Foyer  

Keynote speech

15:20 – 16:20 Marriage, labor supply and the social safety net

Costas Meghir (Yale U)


You can also download a copy of the programme here.




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