Workshop in Labour Economics: Wages, Employment and Inequality

August 24-25, 2023 in Helsinki, Finland
Location: Economicum, Arkadiankatu 7


The Workshop in Labour Economics: Wages, Employment and Inequality will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 24 – 25 August 2023. The event is jointly organized by the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research FIT, VATT Institute for Economic Research, and Uppsala Center for Labor Studies at Uppsala University. Keynotes speakers: Attila Lindner and Andrea Weber.

Tentative programme

(changes may occur)

Thursday, August 24

11:50-12:00 Welcome words by organizers

12:00 – 14:00 Session I, Chair: Kristiina Huttunen

  • Jeanne Tschopp: Technological Change, Firm Heterogeneity and Wage Inequality
  • Elke Jahn: The Wage Elasticity of Recruitment
  • Matti Sarvimäki: Exposure(s) to Trade and Earnings Dynamics: Evidence from the Collapse of Finnish-Soviet Trade

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee break

14:30 – 16:10 Session II, Chair: Oskar Nordström Skans

  • Keynote I: Andrea Weber: Careers of Migrants between Austria and Germany: Evidence from Linked Register Rata
  • Irene Ferrari: Longer Careers: A Barrier to Hiring and Coworker Advancement?

16:10 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:15 Flash talk Session, Chair: Hanna Pesola

  • Adrian Adermon: Understanding Occupational Wage Growth
  • Tuomas Matikka: (Dis)Connecting People: The Nokia Decline and Entrepreneurship
  • Xiaogeng Xu: Which Income Comparisons Matter to People, and How?
  • Marc Riudavets-Barcons: Employment and Wage Effects of Minimum Wage Policy
  • Stefano Lombardi / Christina Bratu: Firm Productivity and Immigrant-Native Earnings Disparity
  • Olof Åslund: Professional Networks and the Labour Market Assimilation of Immigrants
  • Ciprian Domnisoru: Educational Attainment, Field of Study and Labor Market Outcomes

19:00 Dinner (by invitation only)

Friday, August 25

9:00 – 11:00 Session III, Chair: Roope Uusitalo

  • Manudeep Bhuller: Collective Bargaining, Worker Compensation and Firm Performance
  • Patrick Nüß: Management Opposition, Strikes and Union Threat
  • Antoine Bertheau: Firm Beliefs about Wage Setting

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 – 13:00 Session IV: Chair, Tuomas Kosonen

  • Keynote II: Attila Lindner: Minimum Wages in the 21th Century
  • Sophie Cottet: Payroll Tax Reductions for Minimum Wage Workers: Relative Labor Cost or Cash Windfall Effects?

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Session V, Chair: Tuomo Virkola

  • Ines Helm: Firm Expansion in Imperfect Labor Markets
  • Michael J. Böhm: Heterogeneous Employment Elasticities and Occupational Change
  • Rafael Lalive: Labor Demand and Supply Across Occupational Boundaries

16:00 Closing remarks