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Lessons from past recessions: a seminar

12 Jun 2009, by in Economics

As we’ve been reporting in our monthly recession reports, unemployment has radically changed the face of labour market policy in the space of a few months. But even greater innovation will be required to ensure we’re not facing a jobless recovery in the coming months and years.

To help with this, we’ll be holding a lunch seminar at Congress House (TUC HQ) to discuss the findings from our next report, which will explore the differences between the current recession and those of the early 1990s and 1980s. Registration is free but you do need to book in advance – so you can reserve yourself a place here.

The seminar will consider how governments responded to unemployment in the two previous recessions and what this tells us about the shape of the policy response to the current slowdown. The seminar will be addressed by the eminent labour market economist Prof. Paul Gregg. And in an exciting opportunity to find out what we really look like, Richard and I will also give a brief presentation on our report findings.

The seminar will take place at the TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS on Tuesday 30 June, 12.00 – 2.00 (sandwich lunch at 12, seminar starts at 12.30). Look forward to seeing you there!

One Response to Lessons from past recessions: a seminar

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