IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development: Technological Change and Jobs

  • October 2023

    IZA/FCDO G²LM|LIC - Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries

    Online

    The IZA/FCDO Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Collaboration with researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

    18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

    Paris, Palaiseau

    The 18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference will be on the topic of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn in cooperation with CREST. The Program Committee invites submissions for about 12 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.

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

    Bonn, Germany

    The 7th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education will be helf on October 19 – 20, 2023, in person at IZA Bonn, Germany. The conference will combine invited presentations with an additional poster session aimed at local researchers. Presentations and keynote are available via Zoom for an external audience.

    Labor Markets and Innovation during Times of War and Reconstruction

    Online

    The Russian aggression against Ukraine has brought incredible destruction in Ukraine and suffering for the Ukrainian population. In the first two months after February 24th, 2022, economic activities came to a standstill for most Ukrainian workers and firms. However, as time passed, the Ukrainian population has shown its resilience and tremendous courage as economic activity slowly but steadily recovered. Like in many prior conflicts, labor markets and economic production have continued to exist in Ukraine.

    Call for Submissions: Research in Labor Economics (RLE)

    Online

    Research in Labor Economics (RLE) is planning to publish a volume highlighting research on Migration, Human Capital, and the Labor Market. The editors encourage the submission of work using new types of data (job ads, social media, printed texts, etc) and/or data analysis tools such as text analysis or machine learning.

  • November 2023

    1st IZA/OECD Workshop: Labor Market Monopsony and Its Regulation

    Online

    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.

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development: Technological Change and Jobs
June 04, 2015

While most research in labor economics focuses on advanced economies, the majority of the world’s population and particularly of the poor live in countries where labor markets often work quite differently. To stimulate and promote research on employment and labor economics in low and middle income countries, the World Bank and IZA initiated in 2006 a work program on “Employment and Development”.

This annual conference on Employment and Development provides a platform for researchers and policy experts to discuss new research findings and identify areas where further analytical and policy oriented work is needed. 

Preliminary Program

Friday, June 5
11:00 - 11:30 Keynote Thomas Silberhorn (Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany) “Employment in Developing Countries“

11:30 – 13:00 Panel “The Nexus of Migration, Employment and Development“
Panelists:
Arup Banerji (Director for Social Protection and Labor, World Bank)
Thomas Silberhorn (Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany)
Laura Thompson (Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (Director, IZA and Professor, Bonn University)
Moderation: Anke Rapser (Editor Globalization & Environment, Deutsche Welle)

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