Nordic Economic Policy Review: Konferanse om ungdom og arbeidsmarkedet

april 25, 2013



You are cordially invited to the Nordic Economic Policy Review conference on “ Youth and the labour market” to be held in Stockholm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

The conference takes place at Rosenbad Conference Center, Drottninggatan 1, Stockholm. Participation, including a buffet lunch, is free of charge. Every participant has to register in advance. The conference venue can seat maximum 120 persons.

Please register at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, by e-mail:

Director-General Fredrik Bystedt
Economic Affairs Department
Ministry of Finance



Programme: Conference on «Youth and the labour market» for the Nordic Economic Policy Review Stockholm, 15 May 2013

10.00-10.30 Registration and Coffee

10.30-10.35 Ministry of Finance Anders Borg: Welcome

Session chairman: Torben M. Andersen (Aarhus University), editor.

10.35-11.15 Gerard van den Berg, Arne Uhlendorf and Joachim Wolf (Mannheim/IAB): Effects of sanctions for young welfare recipients.

Discussant: Johan Vikström, IFAU.

11.15-12.00 Michael Rosholm, Jonas Maibom Pedersen and Michael Svarer (Aarhus University): Experimental evidence of the effects of active labour market policies for young unemployed.

Discussant: Caroline Hall, IFAU.

12.00-13.00 Lunch Session chairman: Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University), guest editor.

13.00-13.45 Per Skedinger (Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm): Effects of payroll tax cuts for young workers.

Discussant: Peter Thoursie Skogman, Stockholm University.

13.45-14.30 Oskar Nordström Skans and Lena Hensvik (IFAU): Networks and youth labor market entry.

Discussant: Daniel Le Maire, Copenhagen University.

14.30-14.45 Coffee

Session chairman: Michael Svarer (Aarhus University), guest editor.

14.45-15.30 Øivind Nielsen and Katrine Reiso (Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen): Scarring effects of youth unemployment.

Discussant: Björn Tyrefors Hinnerich, Stockholm University.

15.30-16.15 Kai Liu, Kjell Salvanes and Erik B. Sörensen (Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen): The effects of graduating in recessions.

Discussant: Matz Dahlberg, Uppsala University.

16.15-16.30 Concluding Comments: Michael Rosholm and Michael Svarer (Aarhus University

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