The Employment Road to Economic Recovery in Argentina

The announcement below is related to Ryan Dodd’s feature article in the current issue of D&S, A New WPA?, which addresses “employer of last resort” policies like Argentina’s Jefes de Hogar program.

The Employment Road to Economic Recovery in Argentina

A lecture by Daniel Kostzer (UNDP Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Monday, April 7, 2008
4:15 PM
Media Resource Center
Room LC 28
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison NJ 07940

Daniel Kostzer is currently coordinator of the Social Development Cluster at the UNDP’s Buenos Aires office. He was director of research and macroeconomic coordination of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Social Security of Argentina. While at the Ministry of Employment, Kostzer was responsible for the creation and implementation of Jefes de Hogar, a program that created nearly two million jobs after the economic crisis of 2001. He has been a consultant for the ILO, ECLAC, and UNDP on issues related to employment, income distribution, and employment policies, and is a member of the knowledge networks of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, ILO. Kostzer has been a lecturer on Argentinean social structure at the University of Buenos Aires, a visiting professor of labor economics at the University of Missouri Kansas City, a research associate at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, and a member of the editorial committee of the journal Estudios del Trabajo of ASET (Association of Labor Studies Experts of Argentina). Formerly, he was also an advisor of the National Parliament Lower Chamber and director of the CEDENOA (Center of Studies of the Argentinean Northern Region). His graduate studies were at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands.

Event co-sponsored by the Spanish Department, Latin American Studies, and the Economics Department at Drew University.

For Info Contact: Dr. Fadhel Kaboub, 973-408-3764, fkaboub–at–

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