Keynote Speaker

Francis Kramarz (CREST)

Francis Kramarz is the Director of CREST-INSEE, the research branch of the French Statistical Institute. He is also an associate professor at the École Polytechnique. His main field is labour economics and labour micro-econometrics, with a particular focus on the interaction of product markets and labour markets. In particular, he and Professor John Abowd have developed new methods for analysing matched employer-employee panel data. He has published in Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Economic and Statistics and other journals. He also wrote a chapter of the Handbook of Labor Economics (North-Holland, 1999). His current research tries to connect firms in globalisation with labour market outcomes (employment and wages). Francis Kramarz is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, UK) and, since October 1999, of the Intstitute of the Stufy of Labour (IZA).

The keynote speech will be the 2019 Alf Vanags Memorial Lecture. Alf Vanags was the Director of the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) and former Eurofaculty and SSE Riga faculty member. Prior to coming to Riga he held academic positions at Queen Mary & Westfield College London University. Alf was one of the founding editors of the Baltic Journal of Economics, and one of the founders of the FREE Network (Forum for Research in Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies).

Previous lecturers: John Broome (Oxford University, 2018), Erik Berglof (LSE, 2017).

We thank BICEPS and the InTEL project for the financial and technical support.

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