AIAS Lunch Seminar 4 september - Irina Burlacu (United Nations University, UNU-MERIT Maastricht University)

‘The impact of differential social security systems and taxation on the welfare of frontier workers’

Irina Burlacu

Day: Thursday 4 September 2014
Time: 12.15 – 13.15 hrs.
Location: AIAS, 2nd floor, G building, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, Amsterdam
Registration: Please send an email, preferably before Wednesday 3 September, 12.00 hrs, to register.
A sandwich will then be provided.
Note: Presentation will be held in Dutch


The paper aims to offer an innovative analytic approach in the field of free movement for work in the European Union. It tackles the issues that frontier workers face as a consequence of interacting with two welfare and fiscal systems, by questioning to what extent the welfare state objectives perform on the welfare of domestic and frontier worker’s welfare. It provides empirical proofs on the impact of the Regulation (EC) 883/2004 on social security coordination and national welfare state on the welfare of mobile earners. It argues that despite that the coordination regulation has supremacy over the national social security law, the last being decisive for the income of frontier workers. The results highlight the importance of factors, such as taxation, apart from the usually discussed policy duo, such as national law and coordination regulation".

*The paper has been published by the European Commission’s online Journal on Free Movement for Work, Issue 7.

The next lunch seminar 18 September

Routine and non-routine tasks in occupations and their impact on wages: Comparing task performance of 427 occupations across 13 countries
Emil Milhaylov
Economic researcher, LEI Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre), PhD student University of Amsterdam (UvA),Department of Economics *

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