Learning and Work Hybrid Seminars, Maastricht University, SBE, Spring 2024

Our regular Tuesday hybrid seminar series (from 12:00 to 13:00, onsite and also via zoom) features researchers from different disciplines, with focuses on both academic and policy issues.


L&W hybrid seminar organizers

Raymond Montizaan: r.montizaan@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Katarina Wessling: k.wessling@maastrichtuniversity.nl


  • Upcoming seminars 2024

    When: Tuesday, February 27
    Time: 12h00 – 13h00
    Where: TS53: room C-1.03 / Zoom

    Presenter: Brendan Burchell (University of Cambridge)
    Title: Can Work Time Reduction really deliver Improved Productivity and A Four-Day Week to all? 

    Abstract: There have now been many successful trials of the four-day week that have found strong evidence for the claims that it is possible and practical to reduce working time by 20% and maintain or improve company performance.  This presentation will describe that evidence, and the wider theoretical framework linking reduced working time to improved wellbeing, and possibly also gender equality and lower carbon emissions.  Looking historically at the role of legislation and trade unions in the process of working time reduction, an interesting question is why the initiative is now coming mainly from employers, and whether and how the current wave of enthusiasm can lead to reduced working time for all jobs? Are these changes sustainable, and how would a society change if the three-day weekend became the norm?

    March 5: Sandra Perez (ROA, Maastricht University)
    March 12: Mara Barschkett (BiB Federal Institute for Population Research)
    March 19: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn)
    March 26: t.b.a.
    April 9: Sébastien Fontenay (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
    April 16: t.b.a.
    April 23: t.b.a.
    May 14: t.b.a.
    May 21: Robert Dur (Erasmus University)
    May 28: Valentina di Stasio (Utrecht University)
    June 4: Libertad Gonzalez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
    June 11: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam)
    June, 18: t.b.a.
    June, 25: t.b.a.
    July 2: t.b.a.

    Previous seminars

    January 16: The Shift Premium: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment - Sam Desiere (Ghent University)

    January 23: Tax incentives for high skilled immigrants: Evidence from a preferential tax scheme in the Netherlands - Paul Muller (VU University Amsterdam)

    January 30: Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace: Inequalities in AI Use, Attitudes and Skills - Giedo Jansen (UvA AIAS-HIS)

    February 20: Training Jobseekers to Address Labour Shortages: An Experimental Study on Information Barriers - Elisabeth Leduc (Erasmus University)