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School of Business and Management

Recent Developments in Labour Economics Conference

26 June 2013

Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Venue: Room 3.1, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB,

Recent Developments in Labour Economics on Wednesday 26 June aims to bring together UK researchers with an interest in labour economics, and to discuss recent developments in the field and new opportunities and research challenges.

Organised by Mark Bryan, Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex), and Almudena Sevilla, School of Business Management (Queen Mary, University of London), the conference will discuss new research on the impact of flexible working practices, job-related well-being, job polarization, and other developments in labour economics.

Numbers will be limited to ensure time for discussion and exchange of ideas.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 26th June, 9.30 am – 2.00pm in Room 3.1, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB.


9.30-10.00 am Registration and Tea/Coffee

10.00-11.30 am Session I- Test Pressure and Gender Gaps in High School Grades, Gazhala Azmat (Queen Mary University of London)

- Flexible Working and Couples’ Coordination of Time Schedules, Mark Bryan (Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)

- Reservation Wage Cyclicality, Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London)

11.30-12.30 pm Lunch

12:30-2.00 pm Session II

- Job Polarization and Work Rhythms in the UK, Almudena Sevilla (Queen Mary University of London)

- Job-related subjective well-being: Evidence from the Skills Survey, Francis Green (Institute of Education)

-The Theory of the Impact of Immigration on Native Wages, Alan Manning (London School of Economics) T

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