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)