Past Event

Labor Economics and Its Public Policy Impact on Economic Growth

November 21, 2015
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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CERGE-EI, Prague, Czech Republic

On Saturday, 21 November, 2015, CERGE-EI, in cooperation with IZA Institute in Bonn, organized a conference focusing on the labor market and public policy titled “Labor Economics and its Public Policy Impact on Economic Growth”. The conference is held to honor Jan Švejnar winning the IZA Prize in Labor Economics

Watch CGEG Director,Jan Švejnar, IZA Award Celebration at the CERGE-EI Confernece below:


Conference Video, Part One:


Conference Video, Part Two:


Program of the Conference
CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 7, Prague 1

7:30     Registration
8:00     Welcome to the Conference
8:05     Opening remarks
8:15     I. Academic and Research Panel – Labor Economics in Flux


  • Prof. Henry Farber, Ph.D., Department of Economics, Princeton University and IZA
  • Prof. Štěpán Jurajda, Ph.D., CERGE-EI and IZA
  • Prof. Alan Krueger, Ph.D., Department of Economics, Princeton University and IZA
  • Prof. Gérard Roland, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Prof. Christopher Sims, Ph.D., Princeton University, Nobel Prize Winner 2011

Chair: Corrado Giulietti, Ph.D., Director of Research, IZA  

9:30    Coffee break
10:00    II. Public policy Panel – Evidence-Based Public Policy Impact on Economic Growth


Chair: Prof. Jan Švejnar, Ph.D., Columbia University, CERGE-EI, IDEA and IZA              


11:15     Closing of the Conference
11:30     Wine & Cheese Reception


A full summary of the event can be read here.