This virtual workshop is sponsored by the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), and will bring together labor economists and macroeconomists interested in the nexus between labor markets on the one hand, and the dynamics of wage and price inflation on the other.
IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development: Technological Change and Jobs
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.
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)