Gerard Keown

Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Ireland to OECD
  • Permanent Representation of Ireland to OECD
  • Ireland
Stephane Carcillo

Head, Jobs & Income Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

I am a labor economist, currently heading the division of the OECD that produces the Employment Outlook every year, as well as many other flagship publications on employment, wages, redistribution and and inequality. I conduct and oversee research / studies on labor market policies - hiring subsidies, training, and programs for young people. I also work on discrimination, as well as on labor market regulations, notably employment protection, working hours, labor cost and the unemployment insurance. 

Monika Queisser

Head of Social Policy Division, OECD

Monika Queisser is Senior Counsellor to the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate and the Head of Social Policy Division at the OECD, where she supervises and coordinates the work on social protection, social indicators, pensions, affordable housing, family and LGBTI policies. She has been working at the OECD since 1997. In 2007-8, she worked as an adviser to the OECD Secretary-General. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Queisser worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the pensions and insurance group in the Financial Sector Development Department. Her first employment was with the German Ifo Institute for economic research in Munich. Her professional experience also includes employment as a journalist at daily newspapers and broadcasting in Germany.
Marie-Anne Valfort

Economist & Project Manager, OECD work on LGBTI+ inclusion, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Marie-Anne Valfort is a Professor at the Paris School of Economics and at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, currently on secondment at the OECD. A graduate of HEC Paris, she holds a doctorate from the Ecole Polytechnique and dedicates the bulk of her research to studying discriminations, especially in the labour market. Her contribution includes measuring various types of discriminations, isolating their causes, evaluating their consequences and identifying efficient anti-discrimination policies. In 2016, Marie-Anne joined the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs where she is in charge of the OECD work on the inclusion of LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) people.