Inaugural lecture: The effects of new Labor law on equity and productivity

9/10/2019 2:00 PM | Fakulteta za management, Koper, Trg Brolo 12, kreativna učilnica INNOlab

inaugural lecture 




Dr.  Matija Vodopivec,

candidate for election to the title,

will hold as part of the election process

a public test recture entitled






Koper | September 10th 2019 | at 2 PM
Fakulteta za management | Trg Brolo 12 | Creative classroom INNOlab

 The lecture will be held in Slovenian language


Dr. Matija Vodopivec has worked on research in various aspects of labour economics, particularly in Slovenia, and has extensive experience doing econometric analysis of large datasets with individual-level data. His professional experience includes work as an external consultant for a recent OECD labour market policy review in Slovenia, two ECB research projects on wage and labour adjustment dynamics in the euro area, and a EU-funded project on reform strategies for social protection in Slovenia. His current research includes analysing the relationship between labour market outcomes and health, an impact evaluation of active labour market policy programmes in Slovenia, and ongoing work on his dissertation topic, the effect of employment protection legislation on worker and job flows in Slovenia. His bibliography includes 7 original scientific papers and 14 contributions in international scientific conferences. His notable publications include articles in Labour economics and Eastern European Economics.


For at least two decades, the Slovenian labor market has been characterized by the problem of duality, as some workers enjoy high levels of job security while others do not. The lecture will present the results of a 2013 survey on the effects of the Labor Relations Act, which was introduced in 2013, the introduction of which aimed to reduce segmentation and increase the flexibility of the labor market in Slovenia. The lecture will address the following questions: To what extent has the new law actually created a level playing field - has it helped to reduce the segmentation of the labor market into permanent and part-time workers? Has it improved access to jobs for younger and older unemployed people? How has the reform affected the flow of jobs, i.e. the replacement of existing workers with new ones, and the creation and creation of jobs? What was the overall impact on business productivity?



You are invited!




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