The purpose of the 2019 workshop of IZA's "Labor Statistics" program area is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their recent empirical research related to contract work.
2nd IZA/OECD Workshop: Labor Productivity and the Digital Economy - Call for papers
July 2019Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, USA
September 2019IZA, Bonn
The aim of this year’s meeting is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their most recent research related to labor market institutions.Bochum, GermanyIZA, Bonn
The aim of the workshop is to bring together about 25 researchers working on the economics of education.
3rd IZA/HSE Workshop on Skills and Preferences and Labor Market Outcomes in Post-transition and Emerging EconomiesSt. Petersburg, Russia
Most empirical research on skills (cognitive and non-cognitive) and preferences has largely relied on data from high-income, industrialized countries. There is, however, a growing literature that extends this line of research to post-transition and emerging economies, which may be of particular scientific interest because it gives the opportunity to study contexts with a much wider variability of conditions.
October 2019Paris, France
The joint Cedefop/OECD symposium on apprenticeship brings together policy makers, practitioners and researchers from around the world to consider new research exploring the next steps for apprenticeship provision. The symposium organisers would welcome contributions on how apprenticeship provision is changing or would need to change in response to external mega trends, such as socio-demographic and socio-economic changes, new technologies and labour market changes, new forms of work organisation, trends in education and training.London, United Kingdom
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, and to mark the occasion they will be holding a series of events throughout the year where they draw on this experience to consider these big issues and discuss what evidence-based analysis can tell us about how to understand and respond to them. Events in this series will feature expert insight from IFS researchers and key commentators on each topic, and there will be plenty of time for discussion and debate.IZA, Bonn
The Program Committee invites submissions for about 14 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches or methodological contributions are of particular interest.
November 2019IZA, Bonn
The workshop will focus on the causes and effects of heterogeneity among workers, households, or firms on macroeconomic outcomes.
Call for papers: 'Labour is not a commodity', today: the value of work and its rules between innovation and traditionBergamo, Italy
ADAPT’s International Conference this year is on the topic of “'Labour is not a commodity', today: the value of work and its rules between innovation and tradition". The X international conference on the new Great Transformation of Work is organized in partnership with the ILO and CIELO Laboral Network and under the auspices of the World Employment Confederation (WEC).
The "digital revolution" offers both new opportunities as well as new challenges. It means different things to different economic agents. To firms, new technologies – AI, machine learning and other computer-based technologies – can generate increased profitability, consumer satisfaction and productivity. To consumers, the digital economy increases the convenience of market transactions, expands information sets and improves access to more and better products and services at lower prices. To workers, the digital transformation can mean new job opportunities in emerging sectors, greater flexibility in how and when to work and increased information about job opportunities. It can also represent a threat to established workflows and many forms of human capital. It may liberate workers from the constraints of the employment relationship but may also deprive them of traditional access to social insurance, collective bargaining and employment protection.
The digital economy has created new market platforms on which transactions can be executed. It involves the creation of new and weightless goods and services produced at near zero marginal costs and supplied to the market in radically new ways - either “free” (in exchange for the users' data) or at prices disturbingly close to each individual's marginal valuation. Valuation of these innovations is difficult with traditional GDP-accounting-based methods, but also may represent the new explanation of the global productivity slowdown. This deep and rapid transformation raises many analytical and policy questions. How are these changes affecting our traditional way to measures of productivity and value added? In particular, have we underestimated the value of these innovations? Do national income and product accounts need to be revised to reflect these alleged deficiencies? What do these innovations imply for long-run labor productivity, wages, employment, and the functional distribution of income? What is the balance between opportunities and costs of the digital transformation for workers, and how does the balance change across different socio-economic groups and across countries? Building on the very successful first joint OECD-IZA Workshop, we particularly encourage submissions of papers that provide good theory or empirical evidence on the following topics:
- Technical progress over the long run and its labor market effects
- Uneven adoption of ITC technologies across the OECD countries, and the impact on growth and labor productivity
- Effects of digital technologies on the demand for labor and wage structures
- Digital innovations and job search processes
- Impact of the platform economy on working conditions, wages and access to social protection systems, as well as on tax collection