16th Belgian Day for Labour Economists

May 24, 2019

9:15 am - 5:00pm

Registration is compulsory and should be done no later than May 1st 2019


Bonnefantenmuseum, Avenue Céramique 250

Original picture : CC FOTO:FORTEPAN / Konok Tamás id


9:15 - 9:30


9:30 - 10:45

Skills and labour market outcomes

Hannah van Borm (UGent)
What Does Student Employment Signal to Employers?

Melline Somers (ROA Maastricht)
The Changing Returns to Skills in the Netherlands

Bert van Landeghem (Sheffield)
Numeracy and Unemployment Duration

@Studio Rossi

Céline Detilleux (KULeuven)
The causal effect of family obligations (number of children) on gender‐specific labor supply elasticities

Sébastien Fontenay (ULB)
The Gender Disability Gap. The Other Child Penalty and how Paternity Leave can Help

Nicola Galiardi (ULB)
Upstreamness, social upgrading and gender: Equal benefits for all?

10:45 - 11:00

Coffe Break

11:00 - 12:15

Labour Markets

Martin Guzi (Masaryk University)
Income Inequality and the Size of Government: A Causal Analysis

Sabien Dobbelaere (VU)
WTO accession and time variation in the competitiveness of product and labor markets of Chinese firms: An application of the distance test

Matthieu Delpierre (IWEPS)
Are hiring subsidies detrimental to employment stability? Insights from a calibrated matching model

@Studio Rossi
Migration and returns to education

Inge Hooijen (ROA Maastricht)
The geographical psychology of recent graduates in the Netherlands: relating personality traits to location choice

Max Bruning (Maastricht U)
Trading off different life domains? An analysis of the individual returns to migration

Valentine Jacobs (ULB)
The Heterogeneous Effects of Workers’ Countries of Birth on Over‐education

12:15 - 13:00

Lunch in "Torenzaal"

13:00 - 14:00

@ Auditorium
Keynote by Dan Hamermesh: Using time outside the labor market

14:00 - 15:00

Choices in education

Koen Declercq (UCLouvain)
Losing entitlement to unemployment benefits for school leavers: The impact on student dropout and graduation

Stan Vermeulen (ROA Maastricht)
Teacher‐student assortative matching and student achievement

Thomas Wouters (KULeuven)
Freedom and diversity in school choice

@Studio Rossi

Davey Poulissen (ROA Maastricht)
Employers’ willingness to invest in the training of temporary workers: A stated preference experiment

Sam Desiere (KULeuven)
Big data, profiling and statistical discrimination in public employment services

Lian Kösters (CBS)
Fake self‐employment: the role of occupations and workers’ bargaining power

15:15 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:00

Lecture by Dan Hamermesh: How to publish in a good Journal‐I wish I knew



Registration is compulsory and should be done no later than May 1st 2019. You can register by sending an e‐mail to m.retz@maastrichtuniversity.nl with “Registration BDLE 2019” in the subject line.


Didier Fouarge (d.fouarge@maastrichtuniversity.nl)
Maastricht University, ROA, GSBE Learning & Work

Scientific Committee

Stijn Baert (Ghent University), Muriel Dejemeppe (UC Louvain), Bart de Koning (Maastricht University), François Rycx (ULB), Trudie Schils (Maastricht University), Dieter Verhaest (KU Leuven), Sunčica Vujić (University of Antwerp)


Bonnefantenmuseum, Avenue Céramique 250, Maastricht, The Netherlands. For further details about the location: http://www.bonnefanten.nl/en/

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