Works in Progress: The End of a Crisis? Labor Market Reforms and Performance in Southern Europe - A Presentation by Sofia Perez

The crisis of the Eurozone produced major changes in labor market regulations across Southern Europe, in some cases imposed directly and in others shaped more indirectly from Brussels.

This talk will consider the impact of the crisis on labor market institutions in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, emphasizing contrasts and similarities in the outcomes. The most striking outcome has been that, whereas reforms were putatively directed towards ending labor market dualization, they have inadvertently reinforced it by producing far more precarious employment conditions for important segments of employees. Differences in domestic political institutions and contexts help explain some of the variation across the four countries.

The Works in Progress presentations are intended to foster interdisciplinary conversations among Europeanists at BU. Open to faculty, graduate students, and visiting researchers. RSVP to

4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (1st floor)