Madrid, Spain :: 6-8 November 2016


Sunday, 6 November 2016

18:00-20:00 Cocktail: Welcome and registration

Mr Íñigo Méndez de Vigo
Minister for Education, Culture and Sports (Spain)

HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development

Mr Andreas Schleicher
Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General (OECD)

Monday, 7 November 2016

09:00-09:30 Presentations by invited speakers
  PIAAC from a policy making perspective

Luis Garicano
Professor of Economics and Strategy
London School of Economics
Chair: Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics

9:30-10:45 Presentations by invited speakers (continued)

1. Health inequalities and skills: Evidence from PIAAC

S (Subu) Subramanian
Professor of Population Health and Geography
Director, PhD in Population Health Sciences
Harvard University
Discussant: Béatrice d'Hombres, Economist, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-13:00 Presentations by invited speakers
  2. Overqualification, skill mismatch and skill underutilisation in the case of migrants

Caglar Ozden
Lead Economist
Development Research Group, Trade and International Integration (DECTI)
The World Bank
Discussant: Libertad González, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Universidad Pompeu Fabra

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-16:00 Presentations by invited speakers (continued)

3. How returns to skills depend on formal qualification: Evidence from PIAAC

Heike Solga and Jean-Paul Heising
Director of the research unit "Skill Formation and Labor Markets"
WZB - Berlin Social Science Center
Professor for Sociology at the Freie Universitaet Berlin
Discussant: Samuel Bentolila, Professor, Center for Monetary and Financial Studies CEMFI

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Presentations by invited speakers (continued)

4. The effects of upper secondary education and training systems on skills levels and distributions

Andy Green
Director of ESRC Research Centre on Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)
Professor of Comparative Social Science, Institute of Education, University of London
Discussant: Sara de la Rica, Professor of Economics at UPV/EHU and Researcher at FEDEA

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

09:00-11:00 Presentations by invited speakers
  1. The future of PIAAC and its uses
Montserrat Gomendio
Deputy Director for Education and Skills at OECD
  2. International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance
Simon Wiederhold
Ifo Institute at the University of Munich
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Workshops presentations – Parallel sessions

Selected researchers from the PIAAC Call for Papers, that took place between January-June this year, will be presenting their papers in a series of workshops.

The papers are primarily based on PIAAC data and have a clear policy focus, covering topics of relevance to economic, education, employment and social policy.

Workshop 1

Francesca Borgonovi
Language Matters: The Outcomes of Migrants in PIAAC

Emily Pawlowski
Gender Differences in the Mathematical Literacy of 15-year-olds and the Numeracy Skills of the Age Cohorts as Adults

Workshop 2

Natascha Massing
Participation in Adult Education and Gender

Luca Marcolin
Routine Jobs, Employment and Technological Innovation in Global Value Chains

13:00-14:15 Lunch Break

Workshops presentations – Parallel sessions

Workshop 1

Lorenz Lassnigg
Tracking, Vocational Education (VET) and the Quality-Inequality Nexus – Results About Policy Choices in Structures of Skills Formation

Raul Ramos
Do Entrepreneurs Use Different Skills? Evidence from PIAAC

Workshop 2

Rolf van der Velden
Estimating Literacy Levels at a Detailed Regional Level

Heiko Rölke
PIAAC LogDataAnalyser: Analysing Test-Taking Behaviour of Adults

16:00-16:30 Closing remarks

Mark Keese
Head of the Employment Analysis and Policy Division in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (OECD)

Rafael Van Grieken
Minister of Education of the Region of Madrid

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