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Can the Right Labour Institutions Create Jobs

Professor David Marsden will be giving a lecture titled Can the Right Labour Institutions Create Jobs at LSE on Thursday 2 December.

This summer the European Commission published the findings of the Supiot inquiry into the reform of European employment law. It recommended developing intermediate forms of contract in between the 'standard' employment relationship and self-employment.

In his inaugural lecture, David Marsden will reflect on this, drawing on his own newly-published A Theory of Employment Systems (OUP 1999). He will also explore how the development of new contractual forms could release potential reserves of economic activity and help tackle unemployment.

David Marsden is Professor of Industrial Relations at LSE and a member of the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance. He contributed to the OECD Jobs Study and has advised the European Commission and the ILO on training and industrial relations issues. With colleagues at the CEP, he is embarking on a major study of the future of unions in Britain.

The lecture, part of the LSE's free public lecture series, will take place in the Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London at 6.30pm.

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30 November 1999

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