CEDEFOP/IZA Workshop on Skills and Skill Mismatch

CEDEFOP/IZA Workshop on Skills and Skill Mismatch
October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on the issues of skills and skill mismatch.

Keynote Speaker: Peter Cappelli (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Topics include:
Trends in educational and skill mismatches
Skill shortages and the impact of skill mismatches for enterprises
Job search, job quality and skill/educational mismatch
Economic and welfare (e.g. job satisfaction) consequences of skill/educational mismatch for individuals, firms and macro economies
Technological progress/ organizational change and skills utilization (and mismatch)
The relation of job tasks and skill utilization
Labour market mobility and skill mismatch
Impact of wage systems and working conditions on skill mismatch
Gender differences in cognitive and non-cognitive skills
Training provision, skills development and skill mismatch
Impact of the business cycle and of economic recessions on skill mismatch

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