UniGR-Meeting on Labour and Personnel Economics


IAAEU - Institute for Labour Law and Labour Relations in the EU

Labour and Personnel Economists from Kaiserslautern, Strasbourg, Lorraine, Luxembourg and Trier are intensifying their co-operation. On November 23 and 24, 2017, about 20 researchers will meet at the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU). During the conference, the participants will present and discuss their most recent research. Inter alia, the impact of childcare policies on labour market outcomes will be looked at. Other contributions focus on minimum wages and unemployment insurance. Moreover, a topic which is extremely relevant in our region will be considered, namely the role of commuting. A further presentation will focus on the impact on a firm's performance due to communicating in a foreign language. In addition to the academic discussion, the participants will also examine the opportunities for further co-operation. This meeting is the second such conference; the previous one also took place at the IAAEU in Trier about a year ago. The conference's program is available here. Visitors are welcome. We would be grateful if you could inform us about your desire to participate (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) such that we can provide you with program updates etc.
Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke
(+49) 651/201 - 4740
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Thursday, November 23, 2017


13.00 – 13.15
Welcome & Introduction
13.15 – 14.00
Audrey Bousselin (LISER, Luxembourg)
"The Introduction of a Voucher in a Childcare Market: Effects on Maternal Labour Market Outcomes"
14.00 – 14.45
Adrian Chadi & Konstantin Homolka (IAAEU, Trier)
"Lies at Work - On the Implications of Cheating for Team Outcomes"
14.45 – 15.15
Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.00
Katrin Muehlfeld (Trier University)
"Creative Performance in Foreign Language Settings"
16.00 – 16.45
Olivier Simard-Casanova (Université de Lorraine)
"Diffusion of Motivational Speeches in For-profit Organizations: An Agent-based Inquiry"
16.45 – 17.00
Coffee Break
17.00 – 17.45
Isabelle Terraz (Université de Strasbourg)
"Determinants of Union Membership in France: The Role of Context Factors"
17.45 – 18.30
Organizational Issues
Dinner (Jahreszeiten)
At own expense, since I have not been able to obtain funding.
The restaurant is situated in about 5 minutes walking distance from IAAEU.

Friday, November 24, 2017


09.00 – 09.45
Philipp Weinschenk (Technical University of Kaiserslautern)
"Minimum Wages and Matching"
09.45 – 10.30
Anne Bucher (Université de Strasbourg)
"A Matching Model with Heterogeneity in Commuting and Relocation Costs"
10.30 – 10.45
Coffee Break
10.45 – 11.30
Bertrand Verheyden (LISER, Luxembourg)
"Optimal Child Care Policies with Heterogenous Parents: Should I Care or Should I Work?"
11.30 – 11.45
Coffe Break
11.45 – 12.30
Wafa Toubi (Université de Lorraine)
"Partial Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Job Stability"
12.30 – 13.15
Thomas Mathä (Central Bank Luxembourg)
"Short-time Work in the Aftermath of the Great Recession: Firm-level Evidence from 20 EU Countries"
Light Lunch