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[Forum] International Policy Forum on Visions and Strategies for Employment Policy in the 21st Century

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Venue Orchid Room I (2F), Grand InterContinental Hotel, Seoul, Korea Date 2007-10-04 ~ 2007-10-05
Host Korea Labor Institute Organizer
URL http://www.kli.re.kr/kli_ehome/notice/vew.ehome-400000?pageNo=9&condition=&keyword=&rowNum=&year=&seq=73

- Program -

Thursday, 4 October 2007
(Venue: Orchid Room I (2 F), Inter-Continental Hotel)
10:00~10:10   Opening
 Welcome address by Youngki Choi (President, Korea Labor Institute)
 Congratulatory remarks by Min-Ki Noh (Vice Minister, Ministry of Labor)
10:10~12:30   Session I. Labor Market Changes and Employment Policy in Korea
 Chaired by Sookon Kim (Professor Emeritus, Korea Labor Education Institute)

Presentation 1:

 
Labor Market Changes in Korea (1995~2005) :
Challenges and Policy Implications
    Hanam Phang (Senior Research Fellow & Director, Office for Labor Market Research, Korea Labor Institute)
Presentation 2:

 
Labor Market Policies since the Financial Crisis :
A Review
    Injae Lee (Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute)
(11:15~11:30)   Coffee break
(11:30~12:30)  
Panel Discussion
    Raymond Torres (Director, International Institute for Labour Studies, ILO)
   Milan Vodopivec (Senior Economist, Social Protection & Labor, World Bank)
   Meral Karasulu (Resident Representative, Republic of Korea, IMF)
12:30~14:00   Luncheon
14:00~17:15   Session II. Employment Strategy in the 21st Century : Lessons from Foreign Countries and Options for Korea
 Chaired by Soogil Young (President, National Strategy Institute)

Presentation 1:

 
Direction of New Employment Policy in Korea to Overcome Challenges in Labor Market
    Sung Teak Kim (Senior Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute)
Presentation 2:

 
Employment Challenges and Policy Responses in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico
    Janine Berg (Labour Economist, Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department, ILO)
Presentation 3:
 
How to Increase Employment in Transition Economies?
    Jan Rutkowski (Lead Economist, Human Development Economics, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank)
Presentation 4:

 
Europe : from an Employment Strategy to a Strategy for Growth and Jobs
    Bernard Casey (Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick)
(16:00~16:15)   Coffee break
(16:15~17:15)  
Panel Discussion
    Mu-Song Lim (Director, Employment Policy Team, Ministry of Labor)
   Joon Mo Cho (Professor, Department of Economics, Sungkyunkwan University)

Friday, 5 October 2007
(Venue: Camellia Room (2 F), Inter-Continental Hotel)
10:00~12:30   Session III. Public Policy Evaluation and Employment Impact Analysis : Practical Methodologies and Appropriate Models
 Chaired by Ki Seong Park (Professor, Department of Economics, Sungshin Womens University)

Presentation 1:
 
Measuring the Performance of Australias Job Network
    Bruce Whittingham (Group Manager, Research and Evaluation Group, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Australia)
Presentation 2:

 
Evaluating Active Labour Market Programmes : The UK "New Deal" and the Colombian "Empleo en Accion"
    Costas Meghir (Head, Department of Economics, University College London, and Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Presentation 3:

 
Labour Market Policy Evaluation in Germany : The "Hartz Reforms" in Placement Services
    Hugh Mosley (Senior Researcher, Labour Market and Employment Research Unit, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB))
(11:15~11:30)   Coffee break
(11:30~12:30)  
Panel Discussion
    Nowook Park (Director, Korea Institute of Public Finance)
   Jaeduk Keum (Program Evaluator, Program Evaluation Bureau, National Assembly Budget Office of South Korea)
   Jooseop Kim (Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute)
12:30   Closing