Podcast

Job quality is about more than working conditions

What is job quality and why does it matter?

By: Date: May 19, 2022 Topic: Inclusive growth

People spend a significant portion of their lives at work; job thus has a huge impact on a person’s well-being. This week on The Sound of Economics, Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by Laura Nurski and Janine Berg to discuss how to enhance job quality, how technology will impact its dimensions and how to involve workers in the design of technology.

This podcast was produced within the project “Future of Work and Inclusive Growth in Europe“, with the financial support of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

On 7 June we hold the Annual Conference of the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth project. Half-way through this three-year project, we invite you to join us in discussing how inclusive the digital future of work will be, as we focus on job quality, digital skills and productivity.

Relevant publication:

Nurski, L. and M. Hoffmann (2022) ‘Beating burnout: identifying bad jobs and improving job quality’, Policy Contribution 07/2022, Bruegel

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A decade of economic policy

Guntram Wolff looks back at the past decade of Bruegel contribution to economic policy in Europe.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Banking and capital markets, Digital economy and innovation, European governance, Global economy and trade, Green economy, Inclusive growth, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 30, 2022
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Can economic growth be a force for good and help in the fight against climate change?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Green economy, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 15, 2022
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War in Ukraine: Ukraine's place in the EU

Should Ukraine's accession to the EU be facilitated?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: European governance Date: June 14, 2022
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The mystery of China-Russia economic relations in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and what it means for Europe.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Global economy and trade Date: June 8, 2022
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Past Event

Past Event

Future of Work and Inclusive Growth Annual Conference

Annual Conference of the Future of Work and Inclusive Growth project

Speakers: Erik Brynjolfsson, Arturo Franco, Carl Frey, Andrea Glorioso, Francis Green, Francis Hintermann, Ivailo Kalfin, Vladimir Kvetan, J. Scott Marcus, Anna Kwiatkiewicz-Mory, Anoush Margaryan, Julia Nania, Laura Nurski, Poon King Wang, Monika Queisser, Fabian Stephany, Niels van Weeren and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Digital economy and innovation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 7, 2022
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Policy Contribution

Inclusive growth

Policies to support the self-employed in the labour markets of the future

A review of changes in the way we work and discuss the need to update worker classification exploring the rationale and options for extending protection against discrimination and harassment, and the right to collective action, to more workers, also discussing the special case of platform work.

By: Martin Gruber-Risak, Vassilis Hatzopoulos and Diane Mulcahy Topic: Inclusive growth Date: June 7, 2022
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An embargo on (most) Russian oil

A timely reflection on the EU’s latest round of sanctions banning Russian oil imports.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Green economy Date: May 31, 2022
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Taming inflation?

What are the implications of prolonged inflation?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: May 25, 2022
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Working Paper

Inclusive growth

Is the workforce ready for the jobs of the future? Data-informed skills and training foresight

For many newly emerging jobs, labour-market mismatches prevail as workers and firms are unable to apply precise occupation taxonomies and training lags behind workforce needs. We report on how data can enable useful foresight about skill requirements and training needs, even when that data has not been collected for this express purpose.

By: Fabian Stephany and Rosemary Luckin Topic: Inclusive growth Date: May 11, 2022
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The cost of China's dynamic zero-COVID policy

What does zero-COVID mean for both China and the global economy?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Global economy and trade Date: May 11, 2022
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Policy Contribution

Inclusive growth

Beating burnout: identifying bad jobs and improving job quality

To improve wellbeing at work, job quality policy should pay more attention to imbalances in job content – like high workloads and low autonomy – and not just working conditions. Outcomes of low-quality jobs, such as burnout, need to be monitored at the European level.

By: Mia Hoffmann and Laura Nurski Topic: Inclusive growth Date: May 5, 2022
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