University of Tartu

13. UT

The University of UT, the national university of Estonia, has been ranked as the only university from Baltic States among the top 400 of world’s leading universities in the reputable Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings in 2012/2013. UT produces close to 1100 research articles per year that are published in high-level international (ISI) journals. Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is the leading school in economics and business administration in Estonia. Estonian economics and business scholars have published 139 articles in ISI Web of Science journals within the last 10 years that have been cited 392 times, and the numbers are growing fast. Scholars from the University of UT have contributed to more than half of that.

The main tasks include: UT are WP3 PERFORM, WP6 MISMATCH MOVE, WP7 SELF-EMPLOYMENT, WP10 FLEXI, WP11 HANDBOOK and WP2 DISSEMINATION.

Previous relevant experience include the ‘The role of labour market flexibility in creation of flexicurity policy in Estonia’ (funded by Government Office), “Impact of Globalisation on Industrial Relations Models” (funded by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in Dublin), “The role of ALMP and life-long learning in creation of flexicurity policy in Estonia” (funded by Government Office) as selected examples.

Intellectual/ Academic Disciplines: Labour Economics

Eamets, R. & Masso, J. (2005). The paradox of the Baltic states: labour market flexibility but protected workers? European Journal of Industrial Relations, 11(1), 71–90.

Kallaste, E., Jaakson, K. & Eamets, R. (2008). Two representatives but no representation: cases from Estonia. Employee Relations, 30(1), 86–97.

Masso, J., Eamets, R., Meriküll, J. & Kanep, H. (2009). Support for evolution in the knowledge-based economy: demand for PhDs in Estonia. Baltic Journal of Economics, 9(1), 5–29.

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