LUCÍA GORJÓN

Evaluation course: Escola Galega de Administración Pública

On Monday, July 19, 2021, REDEV begins with the delivery of the course «Introducción a la evaluación de políticas públicas» with the Escola Galega de Administración Pública.

The course is composed of five sessions which will be given by different speakers.

Session I, «Fundamentos de la evaluación», will be given by Pilar Chorén.

Gonzalo Romero will give Session II, «Recolección y explotación de datos».

Finally, María Sánchez will give Sessions III, «Evaluación de impacto I: el principio de causalidad y la revolución experimental», IV «Evaluación de impacto II: sesgo de selección de técnicas observacionales» and V «Más allá de los contrafactuales, ejemplos, conclusiones y cierre».

MT supervision: Woman and mother: double employment penalty?

Odra Quesada, under the supervision of Sara de la Rica and Lucía Gorjón, presented her Master’s Thesis on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

The objective of this project is to carry out an empirical analysis that explores differences between the employment status of men and women and to analyze the extent to which motherhood and fatherhood are responsible for the gender differences observed between them.

PhD thesis supervision: Ensayos sobre juventud y mercado laboral

The PhD thesis of Ainhoa Osés focuses on youth and the labor market. The first chapter examines how technology can affect the acquisition of mathematical skills acquired by teenage students. The second chapter focuses on the precariousness of youth employment in Spain and the extent to which this may have a medium and long term impact on people’s labor trajectories. The last chapter, still under development, focuses on the employment of the future, relating occupations with the most demanded skills in the labor market.

PhD thesis supervision: Ensayos sobre pobreza y mercado laboral

The PhD thesis of Gonzalo Romero focuses on the study of poverty, inequality and the labor market. The first chapter analyzes the evolution of poverty in the Basque Country between 2008 and 2018. In addition, it also studies the impact of the Income Guarantee Rent (RGI), a monthly economic benefit aimed at individuals and households with insufficient resources, as a mechanism to reduce poverty. The second chapter, currently under development, focuses on the 2019 increase in the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) in Spain. Specifically, it analyzes the impact this measure had on the labor market, as well as on wage and income inequality.

MT supervision: Opportunity bias in Spain: Empirical evidence and its drivers

Marta Curull, under the supervision of Sara de la Rica and Lucía Gorjón, presented her Master’s Thesis on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

The objective of this study is to measure the opportunity bias in Spain. This purpose requires analyzing current outcomes in terms of opportunities, and how the latter affect the former. Opportunities are defined in terms of those circumstances of individuals that are beyond their control. Crucially, these characteristics are exogenous, which we ensure using information from the individual and her household when she was about 14 years old.

The ISEAK Report of the master’s thesis is in the process of being completed.

MT supervision: The need for requalification in the Spanish labour market: Mapping employment with workplace skills

Aitor Sedano, under the supervision of Sara de la Rica and Lucía Gorjón, presented his Master’s Thesis on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

This study addresses the empirical relationship between job tasks and changes in the employment share in Spain for the period 1997-2019. To do so, it uses the novel European representative data on ESCO skills/tasks. Overall, it finds a need for reskilling in the Spanish labor force. It shows that changes in employment shares are heterogeneously distributed according to task content: there is a general decline in the demand for routine-manual skills, while technological and social interaction skills have emerged.

Class impartation on the Master “Empirical Applications and Policies” of the UPV/EHU

Sara de la Rica and Lucía Gorjón teach the subject “Labour Markets” in the Master of Economics “Empirical Applications and Policies (EAP Master)”. Sara de la Rica has been teaching this course since the 2006/07 academic year. Lucía has been teaching it since the 2018/19 academic year.

Training in the II Cycle of Workshops of the Observatory of the Social Reality of Navarre

Last June 8th, 9th and 10th ISEAK gave 3 classes in the II Cycle of Workshops organized by the Observatory of Social Reality of Navarra.

On the first day, June 8, Imanol Lizarraga participated as a speaker, starting Workshop 3: “La evaluación de las políticas públicas” with session I: “Fundamentos de la Evaluación“.

On June 9, Gonzalo Romero continued with session II of the workshop “Datos administrativos e introducción a la evaluación“.

Finally, Lucía Gorjón closed session III of the workshop “La evaluación de las políticas públicas” with her presentation “Métodos de evaluación“.

MT Supervision: Alleviating Poverty in Spain: Evidences from the Minimum Income Scheme

Anabel Berjón, under the supervision of Lucía Gorjón, presented his Master’s Thesis on Thursday, May 29, 2021.

This work examines the role of the Minimum Income Scheme approved on May of 2020 in Spain as a system of last resource to reduce the extreme poverty. It concludes that the MVI alleviates largely the extreme poverty and reduces its intensity, but the room for improvement has to be improved. This work raises, in first place, a redefinition of the granted amounts following the international standard of poverty with the objective of maximize its coverage and impact. In second place, submits adjustments in the design of the minimum wage to improve its effectiveness in the reduction of poverty and its efficiency on the waste of public funds.

ISEAK participates in a workshop organized by the Laboratory for Policy Analysis and Evaluation and in collaboration with the Generalitat Valenciana

On November 12, 2020, the ISEAK Foundation participated as a speaker in the workshop Minimum Income Program: information systems and outcome evaluation, organized by IvieLAB and the Generalitat Valenciana.

Class impartation on the Master in intervention with people in susceptible situation and social exclusion of Deusto

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, Lucía Gorjón gave a class about the “Evaluación de las políticas públicas: El caso de la RGI” on the Master in intervention with people in susceptible situation and social exclusion of Deusto.

MT supervision: Analyzing the Beginning on the Career Path of Young Professionals from a Gender Perspective

Kristina Kallage, under the supervision of Sara de la Rica and Lucía Gorjón, presented his Master’s Thesis on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

The objective of this project is to carry out an empirical analysis about the beginning of the labor trajectory of young people from the perspective of gender. In particular, the projects pretends to analyze de relationship between the field of knowledge chosen at university and the beginning of the professional career.

MT supervision: The Impact of Technological Progress on the Labor Market: Employment Polarization in Europe

Ander Fernández, under the supervision of Sara de la Rica and Lucía Gorjón, presented his Master’s Thesis on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Thanks to this thesis, evidence of the pattern of the employment polarization was shown for 16 European countries during the period 1995-2012. Occupations with high and low wage levels grow, while occupations with medium wages decrease. This process speeds up during the recession period for all the examined countries, excluding Italy.

MT supervision: Poverty in the Basque Country and Poverty Reduction Measures

Gonzalo Romero, under the supervision of Sara de la Rica and Lucía Gorjón, presented his Master’s Thesis on Friday, September 13, 2019.

In this work, he analyzed the evolution of poverty and inequality in the Basque Country between 2008 and 2016, as well as the impact of the RGI. To do so, the Poverty and Social Inequalities Survey (EPDS) was used. It was found that, although the RGI helps mitigate the consequences of the recession, both poverty and inequality are higher in 2016 than in 2008.

MT supervision: The impact of unemployment insurance benefits on job finding in Spain

Ander Galean, under the supervision of Lucía Gorjón and Ainhoa Vega Bayo, presented his Master’s Thesis on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

This Master’s thesis provides new evidence on the causal impact of receiving contributory unemployment benefits on the probability of exiting to a job. To do so, it uses an administrative database that includes the entire registered unemployed population and all the signed contracts in Spain since 2012.