The World Bank Development Research Group based in Kuala Lumpur is organizing its third international conference, with the theme Globalization: Contents and Discontents. The conference aims to bring together policymakers and academics to discuss the consequences of various aspects of globalization including trade, migration, financial flows, cultural exchanges and the diffusion of ideas.
2nd IZA Labor Statistics Workshop: The Returns to Skill in the Labor Market
January 2019Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
February 2019Melbourne, Australia
The 33rd annual conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) will be hosted by the School of Management at RMIT University, Melbourne.
April 2019Viña del Mar, Chile
IZA and Universidad Adolfo Ibañez are organizing the 3rd IZA Annual Workshop on Gender and Family Economics. The workshop will create a stimulating environment that will enable participants to engage in discussion and receive valuable feedback on pressing issues in gender- and family-related research and policy.
May 2019Dresden, Germany
The workshop aims to facilitate the networking of young scientists and to promote the exchange of their latest research across the range of labour economics, social policy, education economics, demography and migration. Policy relevant contributions, either theoretical or applied, are highly welcome. We particularly encourage PhD students to submit their latest research.
June 2019Washington, D.C., United States
Following the success of the 2016 and 2018 Jobs and Development Conferences in Washington DC and Bogotá, the World Bank in collaboration with IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) and the Network on Jobs and Development are organizing a follow up conference focused on “Improving Jobs Outcomes in Developing Countries.”Buch/Ammersee, Germany
The IZA Summer School in Labor Economics was created in 1998, as an annual event taking place at the conference center of Deutsche Post DHL at Ammersee Lake (near Munich) in Bavaria, Germany.Buch/Ammersee, Germany
We are pleased to announce the organization of the 18th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists to be held at the Ammersee Conference Center in Bavaria, Germany, on June 27-30, 2019.
Workers’ earnings depend on their skills and the value of those skills in the market. Although researchers commonly use educational attainment to proxy for skill level, individuals with the same years of schooling vary greatly in the skills that they have acquired. Considerable research has focused on the returns to cognitive skills, but there is growing recognition that non-cognitive abilities also have significant effects on labor market outcomes. The returns to skill appear to have differed substantially across countries and over time, with corresponding implications for the inequality of earnings and household incomes.
The aim of the 2018 workshop of IZA’s “Labor Statistics” program area is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their recent empirical research related to skill attainment and the returns to skill in the labor market. We particularly encourage submissions of papers that present new evidence on:
- The acquisition of market-relevant skills
- Job requirements and the demand for skills
- Cross-country differences in the returns to skill
- Changes over time in the returns to skill
Preference will be given to papers that have an explicit measurement focus, for example, by developing new measures of cognitive or non-cognitive skills or making use of novel data—including data from surveys, administrative records, linked data sets, or proprietary sources—to address substantive questions related to the role of skill in the labor market.
Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or extended abstract by December 18, 2017.
Notification of acceptance will be provided by January 10, 2018.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Viña del Mar, Chile