Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) is a non-profit research institute based in Bratislava, Slovakia. It fosters multidisciplinary research about the functioning of labour markets and institutions, work and organizations, business and society, and ethnicity and migration in the economic, social, and political life of modern societies.
Martin Kahanec delivered a speech on "Migration data management – how data can be used for evidence-based policy making?" at EU's Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum held in Budapest on March 5-6, 2015.
This article reviews how the newly emerged east-west mobility patterns impacted the labor market options of the labor force in host member states and stayers in the source members. concludes that free mobility in an enlarged EU increased the efficiency of its labor markets.
The CELSI team is happy to announce that we have been awarded several new EU-funded international research projects: “The rise of the dual labour market: fighting precarious employment in the new member states through industrial relations” (PRECARIR), "NEWIN - Negotiating Wage (In)Equality”, "WageIndicator Support for Bargaining - 3” (WIBAR-3) and “With innovative tools against gender pay gap” (WITA GPG).
The Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe—as well as one of the most disadvantaged. A triple vicious circle is at play: Substandard socio-economic outcomes reinforce each other; they fuel negative attitudes and perceptions, leading to ill-chosen policies; and segmentation is perpetuated through (statistical) discrimination.
The final conference of the international research project “New challenges for public services: Integrating service user and workforce involvement to support responsive public services in tough times“ took place in Brussels on January 30, 2015.
How skilled immigration may improve economic equality, in IZA Journal of Migration 2014, 3:2 The paper suggests that skilled immigration promotes economic equality in advanced economies under standard conditions. This is discussed and theoretically derived in a core model, and empirically supported using unique data from the WIID database and OECD.
CELSI's research reports on wages and working conditions across sectors in the US economy was covered in Forbes and other media, such as yahoo.com and marketwatch.com.
Tenure Proﬁles and Eﬃcient Separation in a Stochastic Productivity Model, forthcoming in Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, also as CELSI DP No. 7
Martin Kahanec completes his US tour on the free movement of workers in an enlarged European Union with a seminar at New York University on December 17, 2014. Previous seminars took place at Princeton, Rutgers, and George Washington University.
*Returns to tenure or seniority?*, forthcoming in Econometrica.
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