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.
Bloomsbury Institute and IZA World of Labor Brexit Debate
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).
A panel discussion with economist Jonathan Portes (National Institute of Economic and Social Research), Conservative politician Geoffrey Van Orden (Member of the European Parliament), Professor L. Alan Winters (Sussex University and IZA), Allie Renison (Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors), and moderated by Economist journalist Philip Coggan.
Three days before the referendum on a Brexit IZA World of Labor and the Bloomsbury Institute are bringing together a high-profile panel to discuss the effects a possible Brexit might have on the UK labor market and EU immigration.
When it comes to evaluating the repercussions of Britain leaving the EU, claims are being made with vehemence; some are calling it “disastrous,” whilst others state that it will result in a “booming Britain.” But, as so often the case, the answer is neither black nor white, and the issues are far more complex. To help demystify the implications of Brexit, particularly from a labor market perspective, IZA World of Labor is gathering a panel of experts to give us their views on this difficult question—in or out—before the nation goes to vote.
The discussion will take place in the evening of the 20th of June at the Bloomsbury Institute in London, and will be followed by a drinks reception.
Jonathan Portes is Principal Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research; and Senior Fellow, ESRC Britain in a Changing Europe. Previously, he was Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office, where he advised the Cabinet Secretary, Gus O’Donnell, and Number 10 Downing Street on economic and financial issues. Before that he held a number of other senior economic policy posts in the UK government. His particular interests include immigration, labor markets, and poverty. Mr Portes began his civil service career in HM Treasury in 1987.
Allie Renison is Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors. She is devising recommendations and representing the voice of members on EU reform matters and helping to provide the link between business and government on increasing international trade. She also routinely provides advocacy for the IoD on a range of regulatory issues in Brussels. She was previously Research Director at Business for Britain, the campaign focused on renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU. Prior to that, she advised a number of parliamentarians in both Houses on EU legislative issues, with a particular focus on trade and employment policy areas.
Geoffrey Charles Van Orden MBE is a British politician and former Army officer. He is currently Member of the European Parliament for the East of England region for the Conservative Party. He was first elected to the European Parliament in 1999. He has consistently opposed European political integration and taken a tough stance on immigration. As Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU ahead of an in-out referendum, he has asked for substantive change. Geoffrey sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee and Security and Defence Subcomittee.
L. Alan Winters CB is Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex. He is a Research Fellow and former Programme Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London) and a contributor to IZA World of Labor. He is CEO of the Migrating Out Of Poverty Research Consortium based in Sussex. From 2008 to 2011 he was Chief Economist at the British government’s Department for International Development (DFID), and from 2004 to 2007 Director of the Development Research Group of the World Bank, the world’s largest and leading group of development economists. He has previously worked as Division Chief and Research Manager (1994–99) and Economist (1983–85) in the World Bank and in the universities of Cambridge, Bristol, Bangor, and Birmingham.
Moderator: Phil Coggan is the Buttonwood columnist of The Economist. Previously, he worked for the Financial Times for 20 years, most recently as Investment Editor. In that post, he founded the “Short View” column and wrote the “Long View” and “Last Word” columns. In 2009, he was voted Senior Financial Journalist of the Year in the Wincott awards and best communicator in the business journalist of the year awards. Among his books are The Money Machine, a guide to the city that is still in print after 25 years and The Economist Guide to Hedge Funds. His book Paper Promises; Money Debt and the New world Order was Spears’ business book of the year in 2012. His latest book, The Last Vote: The Threats to Western Democracy was published in September 2013.
About the hosts:
IZA World of Labor is a global, freely available online resource that provides policy makers, academics, journalists, and researchers, with clear, concise, and evidence-based knowledge on labor economics issues worldwide. The site offers relevant and succinct information written by internationally renowned experts on topics including diversity, migration, minimum wage, youth unemployment, employment protection, development, education, gender balance, labor mobility and flexibility, among others.
The Bloomsbury Institute was launched in January 2012 and has hosted joint events with a wide variety of organizations including Book Aid, Granta, Intelligence Squared, Psychologies Magazine, and Waterstones. It is Bloomsbury Publishing’s very own programme of author events in the heart of literary London, hosted at our offices in the very Georgian Bedford Square.