The conference, sponsored by Banco de España and The World Bank, will take place at the Banco de España headquarters in Madrid, on June 16 and 17, 2016. The goal of
the conference is to bring together academics and policy makers to discuss labor markets dynamics and their relation with growth. Drawing on state-of-the-art economic research, we are looking for new evidence on the labor market responses to macroeconomic and policy changes after the Great Recession, and on how employment levels and wages are likely to react to different labor market programs and policies. We are particularly interested in papers that assess the interplay between labor market structure and rigidities and the response to business cycle fluctuations, as well as papers that provide new evidence on the effects of demand and supply side changes on employment, wages, and inequality. We are also interested in papers that discuss how different policies are likely to affect employment quality, labor productivity and growth. The geographical scope of the conference is global, but special consideration will be given to papers on emerging markets broadly and Latin America in particular.