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.
ADAPT International Conference: Professionality, Employment Contracts and Collective Bargaining - 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 most recent evolution in work and production – stemming not only from the impact of technology, but also from globalization and demographic dynamics – opens a new and particularly attractive field of scientific debate. The traditional categories of work (not only from a legal perspective), the forms of wages and the organization of enterprises are put into question; this changes our idea of work, as well as that of enterprise.
In all areas and sectors, and at all levels, we are witnessing a rediscovery of the qualitative dimension of work, due to the spread of new technologies and organizational models that require more knowledge, participation and autonomy on the part of the employee and call into question not only his/her technical skills, but also his/her personal, relational and social skills. On the other hand, there is a spread of professions that can be described in terms that are more concrete, which are characterized by services that literature recognizes as the main distinctive feature of a profession – namely, the intensity of knowledge. These dynamics are part of a general push towards social innovation arising from the recognition of a crisis.
It is in this context this year’s international conference, which deepens the reflection and discussion already started from the last conferences. “The Great Transformation of Work” (Bergamo, 6-7 November 2015), “The Future of Work: A Matter of Sustainability” (Bergamo, 10-11 November 2016), and “Industry 4.0: Triggering Factors and Enabling Skills” (Bergamo, 1-2 December 2017) proposed the analysation of the transformation of work from the perspective of professionality being seen not only as a set of tasks, level of qualification or a characteristic element of a specific group of occupations, but as an extension of one’s personal identity, reputation, and self-realization.
Professionality serves as a key to a modern organization of work and as a lever for its proper development and recognition. Accordingly, this year's conference aims to promote an interdisciplinary and comparative debate through the study of various fields (cultural, legal, organizational, economic, social, institutional, etc.) that the new and wider dimension of professionality calls into question, and it benefits from the contributions of participants from all over the world.
Participation in the conference is free.
The best papers presented at the conference will be selected and, depending on the topic, evaluated for publication in Formazione persona lavoro, Professionalità Studi, Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, and E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies. Editors will also consider for publication the papers by those who are unable to attend the conference but are willing to provide their contribution just the same.