AIAS Lunch Seminar, 19 mei: Raquel Sebastián Lago - Salamanca University

Wages in Context in the Garment Industry in Asia

Raquel Sebastián Lago

Day: Thursday 19 May 2016
Time: 12.15 – 13.15 hrs.
Location: AIAS, 4th floor Gijsbert van Tienhoven building, room 4.09, Roeterstraat 31, 1018 WB
Registration: Please send an email, preferably before Wednesday 18 May, 12.00 hrs. to register.
A sandwich will then be provided.


Different empirical studies suggest that the structure of employment in the U.S and in the U.K tends to polarised. This means that there has been employment growth in jobs at the upper and lower tails of the wage distribution, while the number of jobs in the middle part of the distribution has declined. We provide first graphical evidence that polarisation also occurred in Spain since the mid-90s until 2008 and then, we also perform econometric analysis to test in a more rigorous way the phenomenon. Next, we measure the actual magnitude of job polarisation and we apply this measure to compare Spanish local labour markets and analyse its most important determinants.

the presenter

Raquel Sebastián Lago, a Spanish citizen, holds a double bachelor degree in Economics and Journalism from Carlos III University and a Master Research in Business and Quantitative Methods from Carlos III University, where she specialised in personnel economics. During her studies, she spent a semester at TEC de Monterrey (Mexico). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Labour Economics at Salamanca University, as Marie Curie ITN fellow.
Before joining EDUWORKS, Raquel worked as Research Assistant in the Policy and Programme Support Unit (PPSU) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Brussels. She also has worked for the Human Resource Unit of DG ECFIN (European Commission), Junior Internal Controller at Banco Santander in Turin (Italy), and Magdala Foundation, a microcredit company in Dar el Salaam (Tanzania), where she was Research Assistant. During her studies, she also worked as a Teaching Assistant at Carlos III University in Madrid.
Raquel’s main research interest fall under the broad categories of labour economics, skill/qualification mismatch, public economics, education and, development.

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