Anglo-German Foundation Lecture

Date: 
Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30
Location: 
NIESR
2 Dean Trench Street Smith Square
SW1P 3HE London
United Kingdom

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) warmly invites you to its

Anglo German Foundation Lecture

Hours worked around the world - facts and driving forces’

by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professor for Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt

Hours worked used to be higher in Europe than in the US at the end of WWII, but nowadays Europeans work on average substantially fewer hours than their American counterparts. Moreover, there is substantial variation across European countries: While British adults work on average 1180 hours per year, Germans work 1110 hours, and Italians only 900 hours. What factors contribute to these hours differences across countries? Which groups exhibit the largest differences? And how do hours worked in the poorest countries of the world compare to those in the industrialized countries? The lecture will present new facts on hours worked differences across countries, and analyze their driving forces.

Please find the presentation's slides here.

 

Date:  Wednesday 18 April 2018

Time: 5:15pm Registration

             5.30pm Presentation 

             6:00pm Q&A

             6:30pm Drinks reception 

Venue: National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2 Dean Trench St, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HE

​This lecture series was endowed to commemorate the work of the Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Modern Industrial Society (1973-2009).

The 2018 lecture will be given on 18 April 2018 at NIESR with sponsorship from the German Embassy, by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professor for Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt.

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln’s research focuses on the analysis of household saving and labour supply behaviour, labour market integration, and the endogeneity of preferences. She has published among others in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. She is a director and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association and served, until this year, as managing editor of Economic Policy.

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln will receive the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2018, a high honour in the German research community. Prof Fuchs-Schündeln is the first female recipient of the prize, worth 2.5 million Euros, in the field of economics.

Places are limited, therefore to ensure attendance please RSVP as soon as possible by writing to Luca Pieri:

Email: l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk / Tel: 020 7654 1931

Please note: Due to the nature of NIESR's Grade II listed building, we are unable to provide step-free access to our facilities and the Library is not currently accessible to wheelchair users, or those with limited mobility. We apologise for the inconvenience. Please do let us know in advance how we can assist your visit to the Institute – we are happy to discuss alternative arrangement in order to access our events. Due to the nature of our Grade II listed building we are unable to provide step-free access to our facilities and the Library is not currently accessible to wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We hope to see you there!