Papers from the 4th Annual NERI Labour Market Conference - May 2016

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Date and time

31 May 2016

4th Annual NERI Labour Market Conference. University of Limerick - May, 2016.

University of Limerick

The following papers can be downloaded below:

 Productivity, Innovation and the Future Labour Market 

  • Dr Tom McDonnell, NERI
    • Productivity, innovation and long-run growth
  • Professor Jim Deegan, UL
    • Artificial intelligence and robotics: some issues for the future labour market
  • Kevin O’Kelly, ETUI
    • Millennials and the 21st century labour market

Gender and the Labour Market

  • Dr Micheál Collins, NERI
    • Women and low pay: an empirical assessment
  • Dr Mary Murphy, NUI Maynooth
    • Gendering male breadwinner activation: tensions and ambiguities 
  • Patricia Sheehan, TCD
    • A mile in my shoes – gender change and work

Working Conditions and Pay  

  • Professor James Wickham, TCD and TASC
    • Bogus self-employment in the construction industry – the reality of entrepreneurship
  • Dr Michelle O’Sullivan, UL
    • Zero hours work in Ireland
  • Michael Taft, Unite
    • Wages and market activity in the indigenous sector: what is wrong with Irish business?
  • Niamh Holton, NERI
    • Modelling the impact of an increase in low pay in the Republic of Ireland

 Labour Force Participation and Norms

  • Stephen Byrne and Dr Martin O’Brien, CBI
    • Understanding Irish labour force participation
  • Nuala Whelan, NUI Maynooth
    • The perceived effectiveness of client centred approaches to activation in fostering the employability of job seekers: lessons from the youth guarantee pilot programme and the EEPIC study
  • Pablo Rojas Coppari, MRCI
    • Workers on the Move: past lessons and future perspectives on Ireland’s labour migration
  • Eamon Murphy, SJI
    • The jobs gap (the goal of full employment)

Political Economy, Institutions and Governance 

  • Dr Rory Hearne and Cian McMahon, TASC
    • Political economy of inequality in Ireland: the labour market institutions behind empirical trends
  • Margaret Hurley and Rowena Pecchenino, NUI Maynooth
    • The many still must labour (benefits and costs of different contracting structures)
  • Paul MacFlynn, NERI
    • Brexit and the Northern Ireland Labour Market

   Demographics, Ageing and the Labour Market 

  • Dr Tom Turner, UL
    • Remaining active in the labour market: trends and characteristics of the over 45s
  • Professor Gerry Hughes, TCD and Dr Micheál Collins, NERI
    • Tax expenditure on occupational pensions in Ireland: relevance, cost and distribution
  • Maureen Maloney and Dr Alma McCarthy, NUI Galway
    • Evaluating the impact of DC (defined contribution) scheme structure and communication policies using a bounded rationality structure
  • Paul Goldrick-Kelly, NERI
    • Fiscal implications of demographic change in the health sector


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