IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development: Technological Change and Jobs
May 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.
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.
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.
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“
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)