Summer School

Here you can find an overview of all the previous summer schools that have been organised thus far : 2014 and 2015.

The Economics of Imperfect Labour Markets

4th – 8th
July

 

The Economics of Imperfect Labour Markets examines the many institutions that have a bearing on worker and employer behaviour in imperfect labour markets. These include minimum wages, anti-discrimination legislation, employment protection legislation, and unemployment benefits.

 

The Summer School aims to provide students with the tools to understand and address current challenges in labour market analysis from a theoretical and empirical perspective. The lectures will follow the book The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets. 2nd Edition, Princeton University Press (by Tito Boeri and Jan van Ours), a world-renowned textbook on labour economics for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

 

The Academic Coordinator for the 2016 edition is Raul Ramos (Universitat de Barcelona). Download the promotional brochure HERE.

Jan van Ours (Tilburg University)

Jan van Ours is Professor of Labour Economics at the Department of Economics, Tilburg University. He is also professorial fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne and CentER, CES-Ifo, CREAM, IZA and CEPR Fellow. He has been president of the European Association of Labour Economics and the European Society of Population Economics. In 2009 he became Associate Editor of the journal Labour Economics.

Course I. Labour market institutions

The course carefully defines and measures selected labour market institutions to accurately characterize their effects, and discusses how these institutions are being changed by political and economic forces.

 

Session 1. Introduction
Session 2. Minimum wages
Session 3. Anti-discrimination legislation
Session 4. Employment protection legislation
Session 5. Unemployment benefits

Antonio Di Paolo (Universitat de Barcelona)

Antonio Di Paolo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics of the University of Barcelona and a researcher with the Quantitative Regional Analysis Research Group. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and an MSc in Economics from the University of Bologna. His research interests cover different empirical aspects of labour economics and education economics.

Course II: Labour market institutions: Empirical applications

The aim of the course is to provide quantitative examples, data and STATA programming files enabling users to replicate key results of the literature on selected topics about the effects of labour market institutions. All classes will be held in a computer room.

 

Session 1. The Beveridge curve and the matching function: Introduction to STATA
Session 2. Employment effects of minimum wages: quasi-experimental approaches
Session 3. Gender wage gaps and discrimination: decomposition analysis
Session 4. Ethnic discrimination: experimental evidence
Session 5. Unemployment benefits and duration analysis

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES

UB Economics Summer School courses are accredited in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System and will be recognized by the University of Barcelona as 1 ECTS credits each.

 

ECTS – a common language for academic recognition

ECTS, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, was developed by the European Commission in order to provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements and transferring them from one institution to another. This is achieved through the use of common ECTS credit units and a common ECTS grading scale.

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MONDAY, JULY 4th
08:30 – 11:00 Registration UB Economics Office
09:15 – 09:30 Welcoming remarks by Elisenda Paluzie, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, and Raul Ramos, Summer School coordinator.
Room Adam Smith
09:30 – 11:00 Course I – Jan van Ours: “Labour market institutions”.  Session 1. Introduction Room Adam Smith
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break Hall
11:30 – 13:00 Course II – Antonio Di Paolo: “Labour market institutions: Empirical applications. Session 1. The Beveridge curve and the matching function: Introduction to STATA Computer Lab I1
TUESDAY, JULY 5th
9:30 – 11:00 Course I – Jan van Ours: “Labour market institutions”. Session 2. Minimum wages Room Adam Smith
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break Hall
11:30 – 13:00 Course II – Antonio Di Paolo: “Labour market institutions: Empirical applications”. Session 2. Employment effects of minimum wages: quasi-experimental approaches Computer Lab I1
20.00 Welcome dinner Retaruant Ca la Nuri Platja
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6th
9:30 – 11:00 Course I – Jan van Ours: “Labour market institutions”. Session 3. Anti-discrimination legislation Room Adam Smith
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break  Hall
11:30 – 13:00 Course II – Antonio Di Paolo: “Labour market institutions: Empirical applications”. Session 3. Gender wage gaps and discrimination: decomposition analysis
Computer Lab I1
THURSDAY, JULY 7th
9:30 – 11:00 Course I – Jan van Ours: “Labour market institutions”. Session 4. Employment protection legislation Room Adam Smith
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break  Hall
11:30 – 13:00 Course II – Antonio Di Paolo: “Labour market institutions: Empirical applications”. Session 4. Ethnic discrimination: experimental evidence Computer Lab I1
FRIDAY, JULY 8th
9:30 – 11:00 Course I – Jan van Ours: “Labour market institutions”. Session 5. Unemployment benefits Room Adam Smith
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break  Hall
11:30 – 13:00 Course II – Antonio Di Paolo: “Labour market institutions: Empirical applications”. Session 5. Unemployment benefits and duration analysis Computer Lab I1
13:00 – 13:30 Farewell cocktail  Hall
13:30 Closing remarks  Hall

REGISTRATIONS

Registration is now closed.  There are no available seats in the courses.

 

TUITION FEES

General fee Student fee
1 course (I or II) 400 eur 300 eur
2 courses (I and II) 600 eur 400 eur

 

Fees cover: coffee breaks, the welcome dinner, the farewell cocktail party and any material required for the course. They do not cover accommodation, transport or any other services.

 

Student Fee Eligibility: We will only consider you for the Student Reduced Fee if you are a full-time PhD or Master student enrolled at a university or college, or if you have just finished university or if you are starting university in the same year as the Summer School course. You will be asked to provide a proof of this status at the moment of the application.

 

Payments: Once your application is submitted, you will receive an e-mail with a preliminary invoice attached and the payment procedure instructions.

No admitted participant will be registered to attend any course unless the full tuition fee has been paid.

Payments should all be made before June 26th 2016 in order to guarantee the place in the course. Upon reception of payment, an email containing acknowledge receipt of the course fees and therefore, the registration confirmation will be sent to the participant.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Master and PhD students seeking financial aid may apply for one of the five scholarships available, which cover up to 100% of the tuition fees. Applicants should add a covering letter and a CV to their online registration request.

  • Deadline for registration including scholarship application: June 1st, 2016.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the academic coordinator. Candidates will be informed of the decision by June 15th, 2016.

 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations must be received in writing and sent in advance by email. Participants wishing to withdraw from the program will have their tuition fees partially refunded according to the following policies: Prior to 15 days before the beginning of the course: full refund of the registration fee, less €100 of administrative costs.