6th IZA Workshop on Environment and Labor Markets - Call for papers
May 2020Warsaw, Poland
Following the success of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Jobs and Development Conferences in Washington DC and Bogotá, the World Bank, IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) the Network on Jobs and Development and UNU-WIDER are organizing a follow up conference in 2020.
June 2020Esch-Belval, Luxembourg
The conference is devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries.
August 2020Dublin, Ireland
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers studying organisational issues from an international comparative perspective. Contributions based on all sources of enterprise data are welcomed.
We are pleased to invite submissions for the 6th IZA Workshop on Environment and Labor Markets.
The optimal environmental policy aims at equalizing benefits and costs of improving environmental quality. While the benefits generally accrue in form of increased health, worker productivity and human capital, quality of life, and amenity values, the costs of environmental regulations are mostly borne through potential impacts on industrial activity and employment. Successful policy development requires detailed information on the magnitude and determinants of these benefits and costs. IZA's Environment and Labor Markets program area aims at providing credible empirical evidence on the impact of environmental factors and policies on labor market outcomes, human capital outcomes, industrial activity, production decisions, and demographic outcomes.
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Reed Walker (University of California, Berkeley and IZA).
The aim of the 2018 workshop of the program area is to bring together researchers analyzing wider labor market impacts of environmental quality and environmental policies. We particularly encourage submissions of papers that provide credible empirical evidence on the following issues:
- Effects on sectoral energy prices, industrial output and employment
- Effects on individual productivity, human capital acquisition and well-being
- Labor market effects of structural transitions towards renewable energy sources
- Design of optimal public policies, such as taxation of energy consumption, with regard to their distributional impacts