6th Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)

  • April 2024

    IZA/OECD Workshop: Applications with Linked Employer-Employee Data

    Paris

    The workshop seeks to bring together researchers who share an interest in using linked employer-employee data for innovative and policy-relevant research. The workshop will take place on April 10 and be preceded by a policy seminar with a keynote speaker on April 9. The workshop is organized in the context of the OECDs LinkEED v 2.0 project that seeks to enhance our understanding of the role of policies in inclusive growth through cross-country analytical work based on linked employer-employee data from different OECD countries. We welcome submissions of applied papers using linked employer-employee data in all areas.

    G²LM|LIC Policy Meeting: Boosting Women’s Labour Force Participation – Evidence from Western and Sub-Saharan Africa

    Online

    This online workshop assembles recent empirical evidence on possibilities to improve the position of women in the labour market and their access to it in Western and Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses policy solutions.

    2nd IZA/OECD Workshop: Climate Change and the Labor Market

    Online

    The IZA/OECD workshops aim to increase synergies between researchers and OECD experts to promote the societal impact of academic research and the relevance of expertise. These workshops are organized twice a year and focus on topics of particular importance to the economy and society. They bring together researchers from the IZA network, OECD experts and policymakers. They take place by videoconference, over half a day, with presentations by experts, researchers and discussions with policymakers.

  • October 2024

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

    Online

    The 8th IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education will convene international scholars focusing on the development of skills within both formal and informal educational contexts and their valuation in the labor market. The conference will feature a select group of presenters, alongside a poster session for local researchers from the host institutions. Presentations and the keynote speech will be accessible via Zoom to an external audience.

6th Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)
May 08, 2014 - May 10, 2014

We are delighted to announce that the 6th Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors will be held at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. We would like to acknowledge the generous support from IZA, Universidad EAFIT, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at GSU, the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk at GSU, and the Usery Workplace Research Group at GSU.

Many individuals, adults, adolescents, and children alike engage in a host of risky behaviors that might have significant present and future ramifications. Broadly defined, these are the type of behaviors that involves a trade-off between short term benefits and long-term costs. Examples of such behaviors include, but are not limited to, crime and delinquency, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, suicidal behavior, reckless driving and driving under the influence, underage sexual activity and sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and poor diets and sedentary lifestyles leading to obesity. These behaviors are major source of preventable deaths and impose substantial costs on those who engage in them and the society.

The meeting will bring together economists and researchers from other disciplines who work on the analysis of risky behaviors. We hope to advance our understanding of the causes and consequences of risky behaviors and to promote policies aimed to reduce the incidence and cost of these behaviors. We seek high quality academic work that enriches, refines, and challenges our understanding of the broad array of issues related to the analysis of risky behaviors. Please note that papers have to be unpublished at the time of submission. The highlight of the 2014 meeting is a keynote lecture to be delivered by Steven Raphael of University of California, Berkeley and IZA.

The meeting will be organized in a manner designed to foster interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants in a comfortable atmosphere.

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