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.
ILO: Productivity and working conditions in SMEs: A course for policy-makers
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).
Around the globe SMEs are the main providers of employment but show significantly lower levels of productivity than large enterprises. In SMEs low productivity often coexists with poor working conditions, low market share, a low skilled workforce and ineffective management practices.
This training course enhances the skills of policy makers and practitioners to assess and design policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs. Participants in this training course will:
Interpret productivity data and trends at the
macro, meso and micro level using different
types of productivity measurement methods;
- Analyse the relationship between productivity, growth, and employment;
- Identify some of the linkages between productivity and working conditions in SMEs;
- Gain an improved understanding of the role of universalist policy measures and SME policies in enhancing SME productivity and working conditions;
- Analyse policy options and generate policy recommendations to improve SME productivity and working conditions.
The course hopes to inspire policy makers and practitioners to adopt a systemic approach to SME productivity that encompasses an effective combination of macro- and meso-level policies, the creation of a conducive business environment, the strengthening of SME support institutions together with interventions at the enterprise level. Special attention will be given to strategies to promote productivity at the firm level and ways to scale-up firm level productivity programmes. The course will be delivered by ILO, OECD and ITC-ILO specialists.
Who should attend?
The training course is specifically designed for policy makers and practitioners involved in the design and implementation of policies and related interventions affecting the productivity and working conditions of SMEs, such as decision makers and managers representing:
- Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations
- Productivity organizations
- SME agencies
Enrolment deadline: 10 February 2017