We are pleased to announce the organization of the 19th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists to be held at the Ammersee Conference Center in Bavaria, Germany, on July 9-12, 2020.
IZA/OECD/World Bank/UCW Workshop on Job Quality in Post-transition, Emerging and Developing Countries
July 2020Buch/Ammersee, Germany
August 2020Dublin, Ireland
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.
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.
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.Madrid, Spain
Leaders of the employment and recruitment industry, policymakers, academics, HR practitioners and trade unionists from around the world will come together with a single purpose: to exchange views on how to steer a labour market in transformation.
The labor economics literature has seen a growing interest in the role of job quality over the last years. To a large extent, this interest stems from substantial impacts of the quality of employment on important aspects of people‘s lives, ranging from productivity to health and life expectancy. Not surprisingly, the issue of job quality stays high on the public policy agenda, including national governments and international organizations. The G20 Leaders have adopted last year in Antalya the G20 framework on promoting quality jobs and asked the OECD and the ILO to assist monitoring progress in promoting not only more but also better jobs along the lines of the agreed framework. Work is ongoing at the World Bank, the OECD and the ILO on mapping different dimensions of job quality into concrete policies in different countries.
For the workshop, theoretical and empirical papers are both welcome. Selection will favor papers with innovative approaches, but the selection process will also attempt to reach a geographical distribution that covers post-transition, emerging and developing economies even-handedly.
Topics include (but are not limited to):
- Earnings inequality and workers’ well-being
- Precarious versus stable jobs
- Informality and job quality
- Innovative ways to measure the quality of the work environment
- The impact of early entry into the labor market on job quality
- Gender differences in job quality in post-transition, emerging and developing economies
- Policies that further job quality and their evaluation