We are very happy to announce the 11th Leading House Lecture " Labour market institutions, reforms and outcomes: the case of Portugal during the Eurozone crisis" given by Prof. Dr. Pedro S. Martins, Queen Mary College, University of London. The Lecture is held at the University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 14, Room PLM 103/104 on 9 November 2014, 12:00-13:00.
Pedro Silva Martins is Professor of Applied Economics at Queen Mary College, University of London. He was Secretary of State for Employment in the Government of Portugal from 2011 until 2013. During this period, he was responsible for reforms in areas such as employment protection legislation, active labour market policies, the public employment service, apprenticeships, the European Social Fund, and tripartite dialogue. He holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and a degree from Nova Lisbon, both in economics. Pedro Martins' academic research has focused on the roles of schooling, business cycles and globalisation on the wage distribution; and the effects of institutions, in particular employment protection, upon different worker and firm outcomes. His research is published in the Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, European Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economics Letters and other journals and edited volumes.