Research Workshop: "The future of trade unions"

June 13, 2012
University of Mainz Campus / Dekanatssaal (room 03-150)
Jakob-Welder-Weg 9, 55128 Mainz

Workshop Program

Keynote speech: John Pencavel

(Stanford University)

The workshop is public and open to all. Those who want to attend without presenting should send an email to the Silke Brandau. We would then inform you of the hotel where all guests are staying and would make a booking for the conference dinner (if of interest). For organizational reasons, we would like to ask those who attend without presenting to make their own accommodation arrangements.

8:50 welcome

Trade Union Membership and Sickness Absence

Laszlo Goerke (University of Trier)

Discussant: Andrey Launov (University of Mainz)


Why do unionized workers have more nonfatal occupational injuries?

Alejandro Donado (University of Würzburg)

Discussant: Bernd Fitzenberger (Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg)


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

Unions and workers' welfare in Chinese firms

Ninghua Zhong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Discussant: Alejandro Donado (University of Würzburg)


The outcome of NGO activism in developing countries under visibility constraint

Michela Limardi (Paris School of Economics)

Discussant: Klaus Wälde (University of Mainz)

16:00-16:30 coffee break

Keynote speech: The changing structure of U.S. trade unions

John Pencavel (Stanford University)

19:00 Dinner at Bastion von Schönborn

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