Keynotes per September 2017

Anne Lise Ellingsæter

"Working time regimes and family policies in modern economies". Anne Lise Ellingsæter is professor in sociology, University of Oslo. Her research has centered on the work-family-welfare state nexus, with special focus on gender and working time. She recently headed a government appointed commission proposing a range of reforms in public family policies. Her latest books are Vår tids moderne tider. Det norske arbeidstidsregimet (2017) and The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe, edited with Jensen, An-Magritt & Lie, Merete (2013).

Kathleen Thelen

“Politics of Solidarity in an Era of Liberalization, Digitalization, and Disruptive Change” (preliminary title). Kathleen Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at MIT and President of the American Political Science Association. Her most recent books are Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity (2014) and Advances in Comparative Historical Analysis (co-editor with J. Mahoney, 2015).

Olli Kangas

“The Finnish Experiment of Universal Basic Income” (preliminary title).. Olli Kangas is Research Director and Professor at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela). Among his most influential books are Changing Social Equality The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century (Edited with Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjørn Hvinden, 2012), and Social policy and economic development in the Nordic countries (edited with Joakim Palme, 2006).

Bo Dahlbom

"The Robots are coming -- or perhaps not?"” (preliminary title). Bo Dahlbom is ICT-professor at Gothenburg University, Head of Research at Sustainable Innovation, a renowned public speaker in Nordic contexts, and has been adviser for Swedish governments regarding the implications of digitalization for society, business, and working life. Among his published books are Aktivera dina medarbetare (2011), Aktivera ditt varumärke (2010), Sveriges framtid (2007), Makten över framtiden (2003), Computers in Context (1993), and Artifacts and Artificial Science (2002). 

Anna Ilsøe

“Digital labour market in the Nordics - measuring and regulating the platform economy” (preliminary title). Anna Ilsøe is Associate Professor at the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS), Copenhagen University and President of the Danish Sociological Association. She is head of two research projects on digital labour markets in private services – one funded by the European Commission and one funded by The Danish Chamber of Commerce and HK. Among her recent publications is “The digitalisation of service work – social partner responses in Denmark, Sweden and Germany”. In TRANSFER - European Review of Labour and Research. 23, 3