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High-level Seminar on Labour Market Experiences: towards more Efficient Labour Markets

11 May 2010
Madrid
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On May 11, 2010, the Banco de España hosted the seminar “Towards More Efficient Labour Markets”, which it jointly organized with the International Monetary Fund.Opening remarks were provided by Miguel Fernández Ordóñez, Governor of the Banco de España, and Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department of the IMF. The seminar compared labour market experiences across European and OECD countries, with special attention to the labour market performance of different institution frameworks during the recent financial crisis.

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11 May 2010
 
09.15 - 10.00
Opening Remarks

Miguel Fernández Ordóñez File PDF: Opens in a new window (84 KB), Governor (Banco de España)
Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director (Research Department, IMF)

Session 1: The road towards the flexisecurity
10.00 - 11.30
Chair: José Luis Malo de Molina (Banco de España)

“The concept of flexisecurity. How is it operational in other countries?”, Torben M. Andersen File PDF: Opens in a new window (86 KB) (University of Aarhus)
“Labour market segmentation", Tito Boeri File PDF: Opens in a new window (981 KB) (Bocconi University)

Discussant: Samuel Bentolila File PDF: Opens in a new window (640 KB) (CEMFI) and Miguel Ángel Malo File PDF: Opens in a new window (51 KB) (Universidad de Salamanca)

Session 2: Wage formation and collective bargaining models
12.00 - 13.30
Chair: James Daniel (IMF)

“Experiences from other European labour markets”, Giuseppe Bertola File PDF: Opens in a new window (275 KB) (University of Turin)
“Wage formation in Spain”, Juan Francisco Jimeno File PDF: Opens in a new window (391 KB) (Banco de España)

Discussant: José Ignacio Pérez Infante (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) and Marcel Jansen File PDF: Opens in a new window (272 KB) (Universidad Autónoma, Madrid)

Session 3: Labour market policies
16.00 - 17.30
Chair: Ángel Torres (Ministry of Economy and Finance, Spain)

“Experiences in other OECD countries”, Stefano Scarpetta File PDF: Opens in a new window (390 KB) (OCDE)
“International evidence on employment policies and labour market performance”, Florence Jaumotte File PDF: Opens in a new window (365 KB) (FMI)

Discussant: Karl Pichelmann File PDF: Opens in a new window (941 KB) (EU Commission) and Inmaculada Cebrián File PDF: Opens in a new window (118 KB) (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)

Round Table
18.00 - 19.30
Round table

José Luis Malo de Molina File PDF: Opens in a new window (185 KB) (Banco de España)
Raymond Torres File PDF: Opens in a new window (287 KB) (International Institute for Labour Studies)