December 3, 2021 – R42.2.107, SBS-EM (ULB Solbosch Campus)

The Dulbea organizes a workshop that showcases new research on “Labour Market Institutions”. Papers at this workshop will explore topics such as the relationship between minimum wages and wage inequality, collective bargaining and poverty, flexible pay and the costs of job displacement, and union presence and quality of work.

The workshop will take place in room R42.2.107 at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB Solbosch Campus, Av. F.D. Roosevelt 42, B-1050, Brussels).

The workshop will start at 13:00 and will be followed by a drink at 17.00.


Sem Vandekerckhove (KU Leuven)
Minimum Wages and Wage Compression in Belgian industries (with, Sam Desiere & Karolien Lenaerts) [here]

Kevin Pineda-Hernández (ULB, UMons)
How Collective Bargaining Shapes Poverty: New Evidence for Developed Countries (with François Rycx & Mélanie Volral) [here]

15h-15h15: coffee break


Sofía Fernández Guerrico (ULB)
Flexible Wages and the Costs of Job Displacement (with Ilan Tojerow) [here]

Maarten Hermans (KU Leuven)
Equalizing Effects of Workplace-Level Trade Union Presence on Quality of Work (with Karolien Lenaerts) [here]

The program of the workshop is also available here.

Participation is free of charge but registration is compulsory and not later than November 28th at the following link: [here].

Organizer: Sofía Fernández Guerrico (Dulbea Postdoctoral Fellow)