“Making Globalization Socially Sustainable” and “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts - ILO-EC publication”

Marion Jansen, ILO

“Making Globalization Socially Sustainable”
Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development. For many years, however, concerns have also been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This has led to questions about the social sustainability of globalization. This volume consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages.

“Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts - ILO-EC publication”
The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment.

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About the speaker
Marion Jansen is a senior specialist for trade and employment in the Employment Sector of the International Labor Office. Previous to joining the ILO she was a counsellor in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization. In that position she co-authored the joint ILO-WTO study “Trade and Employment: Challenges for Policy Research”. Marion Jansen holds a PhD in economics from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and held different positions in academia and the private sector before joining the international institutions. Her publications in the field of international economics have been published in journals like the Review of International Economics and World Economy and cover the areas of trade adjustment, government regulation, international finance, migration, services liberalisation and labour markets.

Venue: Room H0.06, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Date: 24 October 2011

Time: 12:15 - 13:30  CET