Conference of the Ensuring Economic and Employment Stability (EES) network (jointly organized by CREI and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy).
The first conference of the EES network, held on October 30-31, 2009, at the Ciutadella campus of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, concluded successfully. Held under the theme “macroeconomic fluctuations and the labor market,” the conference brought together leading researchers in the field to present and discuss cutting-edge research on the workings of the labor market and how it propagates macroeconomic shocks.
The conference was split into three sessions:
(i) heterogeneity and alternatives to the search and matching theory (chaired by Per Krusell)
(ii) the role of job separations (chaired by Jordi Galí)
(iii) wage rigidity (chaired by Chris Pissarides)