Nordic Centre of Excellence:
Reassessing the Nordic
Bjørn Hvinden +4722541217
Viggo Nordvik +4722541269
Mi Ah Schøyen +4722541286
The Nordic Model: Solutions for Continental Europe´s Problems?
A common view among critics of the large EU countries´ social policy and labor market institutions is that the economic inefficiency and social inequity they ascribe to those institutions can be remedied by transforming them in the direction of the Nordic social model. The purpose of the conference is to subject this view to critical scrutiny. It will do so by exploring:
1) The relationship between the social models and the problems ascribed to them
2) The extent to which Nordic institutions and practices point to remedies for those problems
3) The extent to which such remedies are institutionally and politically applicable to the continental cases
Presentations will be given by John Stephens (University of North Carolina), Wendy Carlin (University College, London), Eloi Laurent (OFCE, Sciences Po, Paris), Marino Regini (University of Milan), Ana M. Guillén (Universidad De Oviedo, Spain), Joakim Palme (Center for Future Studies, Stockholm), Nabanita Datta Gupta (Danish National Center for Social Research), Jon Erik Dølvik (Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Oslo), Karl Ove Moene (University of Oslo), Anke Hassel (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin), Bruno Palier (Sciences Po, Paris), Gianfranco Pasquino (University of Bologna), Luis Moreno (Centre for Social and Human Sciences, Spain).
Papers available before the conference will be posted on the conference website: http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/conferences/nordic/
The conference is open to the public but advance registration is required. If you plan on attending, register online at the conference website.
For questions, contact the conference organizers:
Andrew Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Erik Dølvik, email@example.com
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