Professor Wiemer Salverda is a macroeconomic political economist of labour studies with a strong interest in the long-run evolution of the dimensions of age, education, gender, households, pay, and occupation in the labour market. He holds a special chair on Labour Market and Inequality at the Amsterdam Center for Inequality Studies AMCIS and is a Director emeritus of the interdisciplinary Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies AIAS, both of the University of Amsterdam.
He coordinated the international-country EU-funded research project Growing Inequalities’ Impacts GINI (2010–2013) that charted the social and political impacts of inequalities; Oxford UP published the results as Salverda et al. and Nolan et al.. Previously he coordinated the successful European Low-wage Employment Research Network LoWER from inception to expiry (1995–2008; funded by EU Framework Programmes 4, 5, and 6). The network has published 16 books, special journal issues and reports, and the Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality with the world’s top-ranking scholars considering many important angles. He chaired the Governing Council of the EQUALSOC Network of Excellence (2005-2010), and coordinated, e.g., the Demand Patterns and Employment Growth (FP5) research project, which published its result at Princeton UP (Gregory et al. 2007), including important contributions by Fuchs, Baumol, and Gordon. He was an active joint coordinator of the Low-wage Work in Europe project of the Russell Sage Foundation, New York, led by Nobel Laureate Robert Solow. He has taken part in various EU Expert Working Groups and acted as a Conference Rapporteur for the EU/OECD. He advised the OECD on wage inequality in the Netherlands, the British Low Pay Commission, and several ILO/EU Expert Working Groups, on the Minimum wage, Effects of the crisis, and Public-sector adjustment in the Financial Crisis.
He has a long-standing interest in the youth labour market, running from his 1992 thesis Youth unemployment: Dynamics of the Dutch Labour Market 1955-1988, via journal articles and advice on the OECD reports Jobs for Youth and Jobs for Immigrants (closely connected subjects), to recent conference contributions for ItaliaLavoro/OECD in Rome and Dutch government ministries in The Hague. He contributed parts of the OECD’s Older Workers report for the Netherlands.
More detail about these and other research interests, activities and contributions can be found below and at http://www.uva-aias.net/cpages/staff/2008.
Selected recent publications
Adriaan Kalwij and Wiemer Salverda: The Effects of Changes in Household Demographics and Employment on Consumer Demand Patterns. Applied Economics, 2007, 39:11, 1447–1460
Stephen Bazen, Claudio Lucifora and Wiemer Salverda, editors. Job Quality and Employer Behaviour. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2005
A.B. Atkinson and Wiemer Salverda: Top Incomes in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom over the Twentieth Century. Journal of the European Economic Association, June 2005, 3:4, 1–32
Claudio Lucifora, Abigail McKnight and Wiemer Salverda: Low-wage Employment in Europe: A Review of the Evidence. Socio-Economic Review, 2005, 3:2, 259–292. * One the fifteen articles published by the Review over the period 2003–2011, which were selected for the Review’s freely accessible “Virtual Special Issue on Labour Markets”, 2011.
Wiemer Salverda and Ken Mayhew: Capitalist Economies and Wage Inequality. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 25:1, Spring 2009, 126–154
Herman van de Werfhorst and Wiemer Salverda, Consequences of Economic Inequality: Introduction to a Special Issue. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30:4, 377-387, 2012
Mary Gregory, Wiemer Salverda and Ronald Schettkat, editors: Services and Employment: Explaining the US-European Gap. Princeton University Press , 2007
Wiemer Salverda, Maarten van Klaveren and Marc van der Meer, editors. Low-wage Work in the Netherlands. Russell Sage, New York, 2008
Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan and Tim Smeeding, editors: The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality. Oxford University Press, 2009 (paperback edition Spring 2011)
Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, and Herman van de Werfhorst, editors. Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 2014
Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth and Herman van de Werfhorst, editors. Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries’ Experiences. Oxford University Press, 2014
Geoff Mason and Wiemer Salverda: Low Pay, Living Standards and Employment.in: Jérôme Gautié and John Schmitt, editors. Low-Wage Work in Wealthy Countries, Russell Sage, New York, 2010, Chapter 2, 35–90
Wiemer Salverda and Daniele Checchi: Labour-Market Institutions and the Dispersion of Wage Earnings. in: A.B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon, editors. Handbook of Income Distribution. Volume 2B, Chapter 18. Elsevier/North Holland (forthcoming)
Wiemer Salverda and A.B. Atkinson: Top Incomes in the Netherlands over the Twentieth Century. in: A.B. Atkinson and Thomas Piketty, editors, Top Incomes over the Twentieth Century: A Contrast Between Continental European and English-Speaking Countries. Oxford University Press, 2007, 426–471