Projektworkshop „Worker Flows, Match Quality and Productivity”

Project “Worker Flows, Match Quality and

Hattingen, Germany, July 29 - 30, 2019

In July 2019, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research hosted the final workshop of the project “Worker Flows, Match Quality and Productivity” in the Birschel Mühle in Hattingen, Germany. The project included labour economists from CERGE-EI Prague, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, IfW Kiel, RWI and Universität Bayreuth, and was financed by the Leibniz Association.

The aim of the workshop was to bring together young and experienced researchers from the project and beyond to present and discuss their work in the area of worker flows, worker-firm match quality and labour market institutions.

Overall, the project aimed at analysing the determinants of worker flows as well as the effects of worker flows on the quality of employer-employee matches.

The workshop was organized such as to foster interaction among the participants in a relaxed atmosphere, to discuss ongoing research projects, and to create potential new research ideas, with a focus on the effects of technological change and labour-market policies on worker flows.

Invited speakers were:

  • Daniel Baumgarten (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Priscila Ferreira (University of Minho)
  • Boris Hirsch (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
  • Pedro Raposo (Católica Lisbon)
  • Simon Woodcock (Simon Fraser University)