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Zero Hours Contracts: Research, Measurement and Policy


12/09/2019 - 12/09/2019


9:00AM - 2:00PM


Queen’s University Belfast: Room 01/037, 6 College Park, Belfast

We would like to invite you to our workshop :- 

Zero Hours Contracts: Research, Measurement and Policy

This is a free and open event but registration is required. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To register for this event, please email: and please advise us of any special dietary requirements sufficiently in advance.

9.00-9.20: Registration/coffee

9.20-9.30: Welcome and introduction

Session 1: Chair: Egidio Farina (Queen’s University Belfast)

9.30-10.00: Colin Green (Norwegian University of Science & Technology): Zero Hours Contracts and Their Growth

10.00-10.30: Rachel Scarfe (University of Edinburgh): Flexibility or Certainty? The Aggregate Effect of Casual and Zero Hours Jobs on Labour Markets

10.30-11.00: Giulia Giuponni (Institute for Fiscal Studies): Zero Hours Contracts and Labour Market Policy

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

Session 2: Chair: Duncan McVicar (Queen’s University Belfast)

11.30-12.00: Owen Reidy (Irish Congress of Trade Unions): Unions and Zero Hours Contracts

12.00-12.30: Seamus McGuinness (Economic and Social Research Institute): Measuring Contingent Employment in Ireland

12.30-1.00: Maja Gustafsson (Resolution Foundation): The UK’s jobs paradox: atypical work at a time of record high employment

1.00-2.00: Lunch