IZA and the Jacobs Center for Child and Youth Development organizes a joint workshop on the consequences of COVID-19. The workshop will take place online on October 19–20, 2020, and aims to bring together researchers for a two-day workshop to discuss the consequences of the COVID-19.
IZA Workshop on the Economics of Employee Representation: International Perspectives
This virtual workshop is sponsored by the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), and will bring together labor economists and macroeconomists interested in the nexus between labor markets on the one hand, and the dynamics of wage and price inflation on the other.
December 2020OECD Conference Centre, Paris
The conference will examine the economic aspects of international migration in OECD countries by mapping the migratory flows and analyzing their socio-economic determinants and consequences.
September 2021Madrid, Spain
The 2020 World Employment Conference originally planned to take place from September 29 to October 1 in Madrid, Spain has been postponed to September 2021.
Spurred by sharp declines in unionization rates and growing wage inequality over the last years, there has been growing (public) interest in the effects of non-union employee representation (such as works councils, board-level codetermination, joint consultation committees, or authorized health and safety committees) on the performance of firms, outcomes for workers, and the economy as a whole. Despite this interest, empirical research on the effect of employee representation has been scarce and mostly limited to the case of Germany to date.
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers analyzing (the effects of different) forms of non-union representation, and to put their findings into international comparative perspective. Possible topics might cover:
- the effects of employee representation on productivity
- the effects of employee representation on employee outcomes
- challenges for employee representation due to globalization/technological change
- the effect of non-union representation on inequality and gender discrimination
- (reasons for) international differences in the incidence of employee representation