Inaugural NERI Labour Market Conference

1 May 2013


The full programme can be downloaded here.



10:30-11:45 SESSION 1

  1. Jasmina Behan (FAS) ‘Vacancies in the Labour Market – details from the recent review of the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs’ slides here
  2. Frank Walsh (UCD) ‘Measuring and Estimating the Union Pay Premium for Ireland’ slides here
  3. Paul McFlynn (NERI) ‘Responding to Youth Unemployment in Northern Ireland’ slides here

11:45-12:00 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

12:00-13:15 2 PARRELL SESSIONS

 SESSION 2a: Employment and Earnings

  1. Declan Jordan, Noirin McCarthy, Marie O’Connor and Meadhbh Sherman (UCC) ‘Employment Earning Inequality in Ireland, 2006-2010)’ slides here
  2. Rory O’Farrell (NERI) ‘Casualisation in the Labour Market - A Polarisation of Working Hours’ slides here
  3. Aedín Doris (NUIM)) ‘Wage Flexibility in the Irish Labour Market’ slides here

SESSION 2b : Unemployment, Minimum Wages and Growth

  1. Micheál Collins (NERI) ‘Reforming Community Employment: proposals and measuring effectiveness’ slides here
  2. Tom McDonnell (TASC) ‘Minimum Wages: perspectives on their impact’ slides here
  3. Cian McMahon and Terry McDonough (NUIG) ‘Employment Policy in a Sustainable Economy” slides here

13:15-13:45 LUNCH

13:30-15:00 2 PARRELL SESSIONS

Session 3a: Transitions, Migration and Gender

  1. Philip O’Connell, Seamus McGuinness and Elish Kelly (UCD and ESRI) ‘Labour market transitions among young unemployed people in Ireland pre and post the recession’ slides here
  2. Cormac O’Sullivan ( ‘Hidden Behind the Unemployment Rate: Recent Labour Market Developments’ slides here
  3. Camile Loftus and Mary Murphy (UCD and NUIM) ‘A Precarious Ireland: Dual Labour Markets and Social Protection’ slides here


Session 3b Pensions and Pensions Policy

  1. Sanna Nivakoski (TCD) ‘Irish retirees' incomes, supplementary pensions and retirement income replacement rates: evidence from TILDA’ slides here
  2. Gerry Hughes (TCD) ‘Have Voluntary Personal Pensions Achieved their Objectives in Ireland?’ slides here
  3. Jim Stewart (TCD) ‘The World Bank and Pension Reform: Some Current Issues’ slides here



Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided to registered attendees. To register for the conference please email

Where possible, presentations will be available on the NERI website from Thursday afternoon (May 2nd):

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INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

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