Management School Academic Addresses International Monetary Fund
Dr Bernd Brandl of The York Management School gave an invited talk at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.
Dr Bernd Brandl gave an invited talk at an expert workshop at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC in June 2014. His talk focused on his recent research into the impact of different collective bargaining systems on socio-economic outcomes, such as unemployment, productivity, competitiveness and strike activity, in different European countries. Against the background of the IMF's involvement in reforms to collective bargaining systems in various countries, the expert workshop aimed to facilitate the knowledge and information flow between academics and practitioners.
The workshop was organised and headed by Professor Olivier Blanchard (MIT and chief economist of the IMF) and Sharan Burrow (International Trade Union Confederation). Bernd Brandl’s presentation was followed and discussed by representatives from international organisations including the IMF, the European Commission, European Trade Union Confederation, the International Labour Organisation/United Nations and other academics such as Professor Richard Freeman (Harvard) and Professor Justin Wolfers (Michigan).