The Return of the Good Jobs – Towards a New Setback?
4/10/2022 – 5/10/2022
EUREF Campus & Zoom
English & German
For decades, poorly remunerated jobs boomed in both the USA and Germany. Now, Joe Biden and the traffic light coalition have made it their top priority to create “good jobs” again. How far have they come with this – one year after Olaf Scholz took office; and shortly before the mid-terms in the USA? And are inflation, geopolitical disruptions and recession threatening to undo the successes?
Dani Rodrik, one of the masterminds behind “Good Jobs,” discusses this with Jörg Kukies, chief economist and sherpa to the German chancellor. Sociologist Jutta Allmendinger presents her research on the return of good jobs in Germany. DGB board member Stefan Körzell argues with renowned experts about the power and powerlessness of male and female employees – and whether the shortage of skilled workers is reversing the roles.
The two days will also be about how much good work a climate-neutral economy promises to bring. And that all arguments seem to speak in favor of the four-day week, that is already being tested in Spain or Great Britain. Jens Südekum and Anton Korinek discuss whether it would be a good idea for politicians to consciously promote technologies that do not replace work.
The workshop will be held in English (selected sessions will be in German with simultaneous translation – see agenda for details). We look forward to your participation!
ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION
INTRODUCTION – THOMAS FRICKE (FORUM NEW ECONOMY)
From Labor Market Deregulation to Good Jobs – A Shifting Paradigm
Bringing Back Good Jobs in Times of War and Inflation – What Politics Can Do
KEYNOTE DANI RODRIKV (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) – TALK WITH JÖRG KUKIES (CHIEF ECONOMIST AT THE FEDERAL CHANCELLORY AND G7 SHERPA)
MODERATION: NICOLA BRANDT (OECD BERLIN CENTRE)
About Productivism as a New Paradigm
DANI RODRIKV (HARVARD UNIVERSITY)
Better US Jobs – A Revolution Against Low-Paid Work
MIKE KONCZALV (ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE, NEW YORK)
CHAIR: SHAHIN VALLÉEV
Good Work in a Transformative World – The German Case
KEYNOTE: JUTTA ALLMENDINGER (WZB, BERLIN)
SEBASTIAN DULLIEN (IMK DÜSSELDORF)
SIMON JÄGER (IZA, BONN)
MIRIAM REHMV (UNIVERSITY DUISBURG/ESSEN)
MODERATION: THOMAS FRICKE (FORUM NEW ECONOMY)
Exclusive: NEW PARADIGM IN MOTION
LAUNCH OF VIDEO SERIES BY FORUM NEW ECONOMY
Lessons from History and Today – Should We All Work Less?
TILL VAN TREECKV (UNIVERSITY OF DUISBURG-ESSEN)- Working Hours in the Age of Abundance
JOAN SANCHIS (UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA) – Four Days a Week – the Spanish Experiment
DAVID A. SPENCER (LEEDS UNIVERSITY) – The Political Economy of Work
JOHANNA NOLD (FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH) – The Impact of Work Overload on Mental Health
MODERATION: CHRISTIAN BREUER (ZBW)
DINNER ON NEW ECONOMIC THINKING (ON INVITATION)
ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION
Preparing for a Climate-Neutral Economy – More Good or More Bad Jobs to Come?
SAMANTHA SMITH (JUST TRANSITION CENTRE) – How to Promote Good Jobs in a Greener Economy
ANNA VALEROV (LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS)– Are Green Jobs Good Jobs?
FRANCESCO VONA (UNIVERSITY OF MILAN)– The Employment Impact of the Green Transition
CHRISTIAN SCHNEEMANNV (IAB, NÜRNBERG) – Labor Market Prospects for a Climate-Neutral Economy in Germany
CHAIR: TOM KREBS (UNIVERSITY OF MANNHEIM, FORUM NEW ECONOMY)
Proactively Addressing Change Towards Climate Neutrality – The Saarland Transformation Fund KEYNOTE – JAKOB V. WEIZSÄCKERV (SAARLAND MINISTER OF FINANCE AND SCIENCE)
Rebalancing Power? The Role of Labor Rights, Collective Bargaining and Demographics (in German with simultaneous translation)
INTRODUCTION: OLIVER DENK (OECD, PARIS) on Power Imbalances on Labor Markets
STEFAN KÖRZELL (GERMAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION, BERLIN)
CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT (RWI – LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH)
MANUELA BARISIC (IZA, BONN)
ANKE HASSEL (HERTIE SCHOOL)
MODERATION: ALEXANDER HAGELÜKEN (SZ)
Open Topic Session – To Be Announced
Coping With Artificial Intelligence – The Case for Directed Technological Change?
ANTON KORINEKV (UNIVERISTY OF VIRGINIA)
ELISABETH REYNOLDS (MIT)
JENS SÜDEKUMV (UNIVERSITY OF DÜSSELDORF)
ANA DUJIC´ (FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS, BERLIN)
Next Steps for a Shifting Paradigm
is a director at the Roosevelt Institute, where he focuses on economics, inequality, and the role of public power in a democracy. He is the author of Freedom From the Market, and co-author, with Joseph Stiglitz, of Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.
is Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. His research focuses on how to create inclusive economies in developed and developing countries. He also focuses on globalization and political economy.
is State Secretary and Chief Economist at the Federal Chancellery. Previously, he was Chief Economist at the Federal Ministry of Finance from 2018 to 2021. He is also the German Sherpa for the G7 and G20 summits.
is President of the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and Professor of Sociology of Education and Labor Market Research at Humboldt University Berlin. She is director of the doctoral program "Good Work in a Transformative World.
is Scientific Director at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) and professor of economics at the HTW Berlin.
is the Chief Executive Officer of IZA, an Associate Professor of Economics at MIT, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Simon's research focuses on labor markets and studies the origins and consequences of inequality.
Till van Treeck
is Theodor Heuss Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York City, for the academic year 2021/22. He is also Professor of Socioeconomics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
is Associated Professor at the University of Valencia and works as a consultant for the Vice-Ministry of Employment in Valencia. He has participated in the elaboration of public programs to promote the reduction of working hours in Spain and has published a book on the subject.
is a social scientist and researcher at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Her research focuses on the topics of working time and occupational health and safety.
professor of labor economics, political economy, and history of economic thought at the University of Leeds, and researches on the future of work.
is the director of the Just Transition Centre, which advocates for a just transition for workers and communities. The center was established by the International Trade Union Confederation and its partners to develop concrete plans for a just transition to a carbon-neutral economy.
is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE and Deputy Director of the Program on Innovation and Diffusion (POID). Her current research area includes sustainable growth and economic opportunities in the transition to climate neutrality.
is a professor at the University of Milan and director of the Labor in the low-carbon transition program at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). His research focus includes the impact of climate and environmental policies on the labor market and innovation and the political economy of the Just Transition.
is Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Mannheim and Academic Director of the Forum New Economy. Before coming to the University of Mannheim, he conducted research in the U.S. and taught on the faculties of Brown University, Columbia University, and the University of Illinois.
has headed the OECD Berlin Centre since October 2019. She holds a doctorate in economics and has spent many years advising governments on the design of their economic and financial policies. She also has many years of experience in economic analysis and macroeconomic forecasting.
is Head of Strategic Development at the Research Institute on the Future of Work. Her research focuses on the labor market, inequality, and inclusive growth.
is Professor of International Economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
is a professor at the University of Virginia. In his current research and teaching, he analyzes the impact of artificial intelligence on business and the future of society.
Head of Department of Denkfabrik, a think tank of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) that is helping to shape the social dialog on the digital transformation of the working society.
Jakob von Weizsäcker
is Minister of Finance and Science of Saarland. He was an MEP for the SPD from 2014 to 2019 and the Chief Economist at the Federal Ministry of Finance from 2019 to early 2022.
is a principal research scientist and executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center, as well as a lecturer in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP). Her research examines systems of innovation and economic development more broadly with a focus on advanced manufacturing, growing innovative companies to scale, and building innovation capacity in developed and developing countries.