Sara de la Rica


Director of ISEAK and senior professor of economics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and associate researcher at prestigious international research centres like the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labour – Bonn) y CreAM (Centre for Research & Analysis of Migration – London).

Former president of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) in 2012, President of the COSME committee (the Spanish analog to the Women in Economics group of the European Economic Association) in 2012 and 2013, and co-editor of the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies between 2012 and 2016.

She has collaborated in projects with employment institutions within the Basque country and on a national level, including the European Commission in Projects on the Activation of unemployed people. Her most relevant studies cover diverse topics such as Gender, Immigration, Unemployment, Labour Institutions and the Future of Employment. She has been published in many international academic journals, all of them available on her website.


The White Paper on Basque Employment

This paper seeks to disseminate the main results in the White Paper on Employment in the Basque Country. After a rigorous and detailed study of Basque society, it puts forward proposals to effectively address the most important challenges facing the majority of developed societies. The White Paper takes into account the specific characteristics of Basque society, and therefore its labour market. The proposals are thus specifically aimed at the Basque Country. This paper must serve to subsequently steer the other papers and panels, as each of the following papers and panels is focused on the different challenges described in the White Paper.

  • February 16th

  • 12:15 – 13:00

  • OE Room