By conducting this analysis, the research subsequently assesses the unemployment invariance hypothesis versus the discouraged-worker and the added-worker hypotheses.
Discussants: Sukti Dasgupta (Chief, EMPLAB), Steve Kapsos (STATISTICS)
Chair: Sangheon Lee (Director, EMPLOYMENT)
Biography: Dr. Ramin Behzad
Ramin Behzad, Expert on Statistics and Actuarial Science. Dr. Behzad holds a PhD in Statistics from Allameh Tabatabae’i University, Tehran, Iran. He has been working for the Iranian Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare (MCLSW) since 2002. He has served as a labour statistician and then as the deputy of the Labour Market Information and Statistics Center of the MCLSW. Currently, he is serving as the representative of Iran (labour counselor) at the ILO in Geneva. Before taking up this position, he was professor of a number of statistical courses at Allameh Tabatabae’i University. He has conducted an array of researches, inter alia, into some labour topics.