Sunday, May 26.2024

Please note that this programme is preliminary and subject to change without further notice.


Welcome and registration


Aviana Bulgarelli
Senior Policy Analyst
Delegate of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy-Italy and Co-chairperson of the PIAAC Board of Participating Countries

Opening of the conference

by Andreas Schleicher
Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at OECD.

Association between Numeracy and Self-rated Poor Health in 33 High-and Upper Middle-Income Countries

Justin Rodgers
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, USA

16:30 – 17:15
Cognitive and non cognitive skills in the labour market

Daniele Checchi
Professor of labour economics
University of Milan
Current Director of the INPS Research Centre

17:15 – 18:00
Conference Cocktail

Nunzia Catalfo
Minister of Labour and Social Polices, Italy

Stefano Scarpetta
Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD


18:00 -20:00
Presentations of selected papers

Stefano Sacchi
President, INAPP and Professor of Political Science, Polytechnic University of Turin

Selected researchers from the PIAAC Call for Papers will be presenting their research. The papers are primarily based on PIAAC data and have a clear policy focus, covering topics of relevance to economics, education, employment and social policy.

Small Areas Estimation of Proficiency Measures: Research, Development, and Implementation
Leyla Mohadjer
Vice President and Associate Director of the Statistical Staff
Westat, USA

You can’t know what you’re missing if you don’t know what you need: A new model of skill requirements and skill mismatch
Jim Allen
Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market
Maastricht University, the Netherlands

09:00 – 13:00
Coffee break

Teacher Quality and Cross-Country Differences in Student Achievement: An Application of PIAAC Data
Ana Hidalgo-Cabrillana
Assistant Professor, Economics
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Reconciling differences in literacy gender gaps between PISA and PIAAC
Francesca Borgonovi
Department of Social Science, Institute of Education
University College, London, UK

11:00 – 11:30
13:00 – 14:00
Presentations on selected papers for Education & Skills Online

CHAIR: Paola Nicastro
Director General, ANPAL

Use of PIAAC Education Skill Online Cognitive and Noncognitive Modules to Investigate Workplace Success: An Expanded Human Capital Perspective

Steve B. Robbins
Principal Research Scientist
Educational Testing Service, USA

PIAAC Education & Skills online to profile jobseekers’ skills
Camilla Micheletta
ANPAL, Italy

14:00 – 15:30
Concluding comments by William Thorn

Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, PIAAC at the OECD

15:30 – 16:00