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05 Oct 18 | News

Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Konstantinos Tatsiramos

"Unemployment benefits and job match quality"

Prof. Konstantinos Tatsiramos will officially be welcomed to the University of Luxembourg academic community during his inaugural lecture, "Unemployment benefits and job match quality" on 11 October 2018 at 18.00, hosted at Campus Limpertsberg (162a, Avenue de la Faïencerie, Luxembourg) in Auditorium 003 in the Bâtiment des Sciences.

The lecture: Unemployment benefits and job match quality - Do unemployment benefits help those seeking work to obtain better jobs?

Unemployment insurance schemes face a well-known trade-off between providing income support to those out of work and reducing their incentive to look for work. This trade-off between benefits and incentives is central to the public debate about extending benefit periods during the recent economic crisis. Often overlooked in this debate is that such support can increase the quality of the work found by the unemployed. This lecture will discuss the mechanisms through which unemployment insurance can lead to better jobs and present the existing empirical evidence from various countries.

Introduction by Prof. Katalin Ligeti, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance and by Prof. Aline Muller, CEO Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER).
A reception will be held after the lecture.

About the speaker

Konstantinos Tatsiramos holds a joint professorship of labour economics at the University of Luxembourg and LISER since January 2018. Previously, he held positions as an associate professor at the University of Nottingham and as a senior research associate at IZA in Bonn. He is co-editor of the book series “Research in Labor Economics” and subject editor of IZA World of Labor.
Prof. Tatsiramos studied economics at the European University Institute in Florence where he obtained his doctorate degree in 2004 after completing an MSc in Economics at University College London and a Bachelor’s degree at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

About joint professorships between the University of Luxembourg and LISER

The professorships are to be created in the fields of social policylabour economicsurban development and mobility. The shared recruitment of top academics is at the heart of the plan to increase the number of joint research projects, events, and doctoral students supervised, and so work more closely together.

The academics who are recruited will have the status of a professor at the University of Luxembourg and will play a role in research, teaching and administration there; at the same time, however, they will also have clearly defined responsibilities in the areas in which LISER works. Any research results and copyright will also belong to both institutions.