The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers studying organisational issues from an international comparative perspective. Contributions based on all sources of enterprise data are welcomed.
IZA/DFID/AERC Conference on Training Programs and Labor Markets in Africa Evidence and Policy Lessonss
August 2020Dublin, Ireland
September 2020Warsaw, Poland
Following the success of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Jobs and Development Conferences in Washington DC and Bogotá, the World Bank, IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) the Network on Jobs and Development and UNU-WIDER are organizing a follow up conference in 2020.Bonn, Germany
The aim of the meeting is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their most recent research related to labor market institutions.Virtual online conference
3rd IDSC of IZA/University of Luxembourg Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online - New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and PracticeBonn, Germany
Like many forms of economic exchange, the process of matching workers to jobs has rapidly migrated online in the last two decades. Thus, understanding how online labor matching mechanisms work; how they affect economic outcomes like employment, wages, and inequality; and learning how to take advantages of the ‘big data’ that are generated by online markets all have important implications for the future of labor.
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.
This two-day course is designed for postgraduate students, faculty members, and researchers in government and non-governmental organizations who would like to develop their skills in the evaluation of training program using the latest econometric methods.
The course will consist of four half-day sessions and will cover the following topics:
• design and analysis of randomized controlled trials in training programs
• propensity score matching methods
• difference-in-difference estimators
• regression discontinuity designs
The focus will be on application of these methods to the evaluation of skills training programs, especially in Africa.
The target class size is 40 participants. The course is intended for participants from low-income countries (for a list of countries, see here). In particular, priority will be given to participants from low-income African countries based in African institutions who are involved in the design, implementation, or analysis of training programs, or plan to be involved in the future. The course and the conference will be conducted in English.