Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics: The Future of Trade Unions

June 13, 2012
University of Mainz Campus / Dekanatssaal
Jakob-Welder-Weg 9, 55128 Mainz

Workshop Program

(This workshop is public and open to all)

08:50 - 09:00 Welcome and Introduction
Session A:
09:00 - 10:00 Trade Union Membership and Sickness Absence
Laszlo Goerke (University of Trier) and Markus Pannenberg
• discussant: Andrey Launov (University of Mainz)
10:00 - 11:00 Why Do Unionized Workers Have More Nonfatal Occupational Injuries?
Alejandro Donado (University of Würzburg)
• discussant: Bernd Fitzenberger (University Freiburg)
11:00 - 12:00 Employers Dealing with Union Representatives: A Case for Strategic Discrimination?
Thomas Breda (London School of Economics)
• discussant: Steffen Mueller (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch at Baron, University Campus
Session B:
14:00 - 15:00 Unions and Workers' Welfare in Chinese Firms
Ninghua Zhong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Yang Yao
• discussant: Alejandro Donado (University of Würzburg)
15:00 - 16:00 The Outcome of NGO Activism in Developing Countries under Visibility Constraint
Michela Limardi (Paris School of Economics) and Lionel Fontagné
• discussant: Klaus Wälde (University of Mainz)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
Keynote Speech
16:30 - 18:00 The Changing Structure of U.S. Trade Unions
John Pencavel (Stanford University)
End of the Workshop
thereafter Workshop dinner at Bastion von Schönborn

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