External speakers

Barbara Kauffmann

Director for Employment and Social Governance, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Barbara Kauffmann is director for employment and social governance in DG EMPL, dealing among other things with the European semester, social dialogue and analysis. She studied economics at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Florida (Ph.D.). After working for four years in Germany (Kiel Institute of World Economics and Ministry of Finance), she joined the Commission (DG ECFIN) in 1991. She was in charge of units dealing with non-EU as well as EU member states (including macro adjustment programmes) and with the coordination of country surveillance (notably fiscal and European semester activities) joining DG EMPL on 1 October 2015.

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Upcoming Event


The work of the future: How are new jobs created and what are the implications for labour markets?

Join us for a presentation of 'New Frontiers: The Origins and Content of New Work, 1940 — 2018' by David Autor (MIT and NBER) and the findings on the source of 'new work' followed by a discussion with an invited panel of academics and policy makers.

Speakers: David Autor, Maarten Goos, Barbara Kauffmann and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels