3rd SEEK Conference

Engines for More and Better Jobs in Europe

3rd SEEK Conference (April 25-26, 2013, in Mannheim, Germany)

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research organised the third conference of its international research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK), funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg and implemented by ZEW. The conference took place on April 25-26, 2013, in Mannheim, Germany.

This conference brought together decision-makers from politics, business and public institutions and researchers from across the world to discuss how labour markets and welfare institutions should be configured to achieve the vision of Europe 2020 – inclusive growth providing more and better jobs.

Researchers have been invited to submit their papers to the following topics that have been presented and discussed in several scientific sessions:

  • Dual labour markets
  • Over-qualification and skill-mismatch
  • Migration and immigration
  • Youth unemployment
  • Educational finance
  • Tax systems and employment
  • Knowledge, learning and technology adoption
  • ICT labour markets
  • Labour markets, productivity and innovation
  • Green jobs
  • Daron Acemoglu (MIT)
  • Bronwyn Hall (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Kai Konrad (MPI Munich)
  • Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School)
  • Steve Machin (University College London)
  • Pierre Mohnen (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)
  • Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich)
  • Clemens Fuest (ZEW)
  • Georg Licht (ZEW)

Local accommodation and travel costs will be covered for participants who present a paper.