On 14 March, PSI held a lunchtime seminar on 'Can governments really tackle unemployment and poverty?'. The event included speakers Steve Nickell, Labour Economist and member of the Monetary Policy Committee, and Andrew Dilnot, OBE, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. If you would like to be included on PSI's mailing list for information on future events, please contact Michelle McNally: email@example.com
On 13 December, leading industry figures gathered together to discuss the topic
'Trade-offs in Managing Risk: are we getting it right?'
More details to follow shortly from this site.
In 2000 we re-launched our external events programme with two major PSI Seminars:
On 11 October, the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP,
Secretary of State for Education and Employment, spoke about 'The Welfare
State: The Way Forward'. He used the seminar as an opportunity to announce
new initiatives to reduce the number of people dependent on welfare because
of sickness and disability. His speech was accompanied by a commentary
from Nick Timmins, Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times. A full
transcript of the seminar is now available in pdf format.
Employment Group Seminar:
12 September: Colin Mills (LSE)
"Putting Content into Class"
19 September: Jonathan Wadsworth (Royal Holloway and LSE)
"Go-betweens: Why we should also measure worklessness at household level: Theory and Evidence from Britain, Germany and the United States"
26 September: Rebecca Taylor (PSI)
"Extending Conceptual Boundaries: Work, Voluntary Work and Employment"
3 October: Alex Bryson (PSI)
"Changes over time in the union wage premium in Britain and the US"
10 October: John Forth (NIESR) 2nd Floor meeting room
"The implications of complex survey samples for quantitative analysis in the field of employment relations"
15 October (Tuesday, time tba): Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen)
"Does subsidised temporary employment get the unemployed back to work? An analysis of two different schemes."
17 October: TBA
24 October: Dorothe Bonjour (PSI)
"Health Impacts of the New Deal for Young People"
31 October: Ken Clark (University of Manchester)
"Modelling worker commitment using the Employment in Britain survey"
7 November: TBA
14 November: Melahat Sahin-Dikmen Internal seminar
"Perceptions of Discrimination in Europe"
14 November: TBA
21 November: Paul Willman (Said Business School, University of Oxford)
"Why Do Voice Regimes Differ?"
28 November: TBA
5 December: Francis Green (University of Kent)
"Automation, Effort, Discretion and the Decline in Well-Being at Work"
12 December: Maria Hudson (PSI)
"Disabled people and labour market disadvantage - insights from a layered
case study method"
Internal seminars may be open to those who are interested - please check with Alex Bryson (020 7468 2225, firstname.lastname@example.org). To all other seminars everybody is welcome.