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European labor market statistics – comparable and meaningful data during the COVID-19 crisis
September 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This virtual event is part of the TransAtlantic Masters Program Fall Friday Lecture Series.
In her talk, Dr. Hanna Kiiver will discuss data comparability, and how to use (European) official statistics. Specifically, she will take labour market data in the US and the EU as an example, and show how small differences in the calculation of indicators that ostensibly have the same definition (e.g. the unemployment rate) can lead to different interpretations of what is happening in the labour market.
Hannah Kiiver is an EU Fellow at CES for the academic year 2021-2022. She joined the European Commission in 2007, and currently is the deputy head of the unit in charge of labor market statistics at Eurostat. Hannah earned her PhD at the University of Utrecht, working on causality in econometrics, and spent six months with a Marie Curie fellowship at PSE (École d’Économie de Paris). She is currently finalizing an MSc in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Hannah’s research interests are sample survey methodology, comparability and harmonization in labor market statistics, and occupational epidemiology. Her research during her stay at JMCE will focus on the policy relevance and quality of experimental labor market transition estimates from the EU Labour Force Survey.