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.
Chatham House Future of Work 2017
August 2017IZA, Bonn
September 2017University of Calabria
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 32nd annual Conference of the Italian Association of Labour Economists to be hosted by the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania” at the University of Calabria in the Arcavacata Campus in Rende (Cosenza), on the 14th-15th September 2017.University of St. Gallen
The conference will be hosted by the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW- HSG) of the University of St. Gallen. Keynote speakers will be Josef Zweimüller (University of Zürich) and Hillary Hoynes (University of California Berkeley).
October 2017IZA, Bonn
We are very pleased to announce the 13th IZA Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn and will start in the morning of October 5 and end in the afternoon of October 6, 2017. The conference dinner takes place on the evening of October 5, 2017.Conference Center of the University of Bologna in Bertinoro, Italy
We are very pleased to announce the IZA/Volkswagen Foundation Workshop on the impact of preferences and personality traits on the labor market in post-transition, emerging and developing economies.IZA, Bonn
The Program on Labor and Development is concerned with the functioning of labor markets in developing countries, with a particular focus on employment and earnings both in wage employment and in self-employment. The aim of the 2017 IZA Workshop on Labor and Development is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their recent research on the workings of developing countries’ labor markets.Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
A conference for international researchers from academia, industry, and government to present their work to a multidisciplinary audience; to exchange experiences; discuss proposals, and to share cutting-edge ideas on women’s and gender studies today.OECD, France
We are pleased to invite submissions for the first IZA Workshop on Labor Productivity and the Digital Economy.
The political shocks of 2016 have laid bare growing popular discontent with the economics of globalization and the difficulties of accessing opportunity in a globalized marketplace. Public disaffection with the economic status quo is rising, driven by stagnating productivity in developed economies and a perceived disconnect between economic growth and wages. Increasingly strained international labour markets and localized skills mismatching, coupled with the fear of further unemployment brought about by technology- induced automation and offshoring, have increased mistrust of policy-makers and a rise in protectionist and isolationist policy sentiments; it is increasingly apparent that current approaches to productivity, employment and the world of work are in need of reassessment. Furthermore, the continued growth of digitization has increased opportunities for the independent worker, enabled by new real-time labour market platforms, bringing with it new socio-economic and regulatory challenges.
This second annual Chatham House conference will examine the drivers transforming the world of work, and identify appropriate government and industry responses to increase productivity, exploring labour market dynamics, scrutinizing technology- led transformations and education policy, and mapping the rise of the independent worker. Sessions will explore questions including:
- What are the most substantial labour market strains across different economies? What are the most significant trends in employment, productivity and wages?
- Which technological developments will continue to affect employment across different sectors? Which jobs are likely to be automated, and which are likely to be offshored?
- How can governments and industry ensure skills provision to match worker supply to demand? What strategies are required to enhance human capital alongside productivity?
- What frameworks are required to take advantage of real-time labour market platforms? How can regulators enable access and flexibility whilst providing security in the ‘gig -economy’?
University of Calabria
University of St. Gallen