G²LM|LIC COVID-19 Research Meeting

  • April 2024

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


    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.

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


    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.

G²LM|LIC COVID-19 Research Meeting
May 20, 2022
Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and IZA)
Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)

About the Meeting
Two years after the “G²LM|LIC - Call of Interest on COVID-19 in Low-Income Countries”, we are excited to learn about the results of the COVID-19 related research, the evidence found and the challenges the projects had to deal with.


All times stated in CEST (Central European Summer Time, GMT+2).
Please carefully check your time zone.

+++ presentation + Q&A: 20 minutes +++

Friday, May 20, 18:00 - 18:10

Oriana Bandiera (Director of the G²LM |LIC Programme)
Ahmed Elsayed (Deputy Director of the G²LM |LIC Programme)

Session A: Migration, 18:10 - 18:30

Simone G. Schaner (University of Southern California) - "Is Heading Home a Dead End? COVID-19-Induced Migration and Local Labor Market Opportunities in Rural India"

Session B: Firms and the Informal Sector

18:30 - 18:50 - Atiya Rahman (BRAC University) - "The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Small Firms in Developing Countries"

18:50 - 19:10 - Nathan Fiala (University of Connecticut), Jörg Peters (RWI Essen) - "Resilience and Recovery: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Informal Sector in Uganda"

19:10 - 19:30  - Ashley Whillans (Harvard Business School) - "Tracking the Value of Time of Informal Sector Workers during and Post-Curfew in Nairobi, Kenya"


Session C: Gender

19:30 - 19:50 Livia Alfonsi (University of California, Berkeley) - "Gender Gaps: Back and Here to Stay? Evidence from Skilled Ugandan Workers during COVID-19"

19:50 - 20:10 Michael Walker (University of California, Berkeley) -"Gender Effects of COVID-19: Evidence from the Kenya Life Panel Survey"

20:10 - Wrap Up
Oriana Bandiera (Director of the G²LM |LIC Programme)
Ahmed Elsayed (Deputy Director of the G²LM |LIC Programme)

If you are interested in the Meeting feel free to sign up to live-stream the event. We welcome to share this invitation with other interested researchers.

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