The International Network for Social Policy Teaching and Research, the University of Maryland, and Evaluation Review will cosponsor a conference on rigorous impact evaluation in Europe. The conference will be held in Torino, Italy, beginning with a dinner on Sunday, March 11 and concluding on Tuesday, March 13.
Labor Statistics Meeting
March 2018Torino, Italy
April 2018Santiago de Compostela, Spain
CIELO Laboral has launched a global initiative to study the Future of Work, inviting the Member States to undertake dialogues regarding the future of work at national levelBarnard College, New York
IZA and Barnard College are organizing the 2nd IZA Annual Workshop on Gender and Family Economics. The workshop will create a stimulating environment that will enable participants to engage in discussion of and receive valuable feedback on pressing issues in gender- and family-related research and policy.IZA, Bonn
The aim of the 2018 workshop of IZA’s “Labor Statistics” program area is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their recent empirical research related to skill attainment and the returns to skill in the labor market.
We are pleased to announce the organization of the Seventeenth IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists to be held at the Ammersee Conference Center in BavariaBank of England
The Bank of England, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the European Central Bank are organizing a conference on Gender and career progression, with a focus on issues specific to finance, economics, and central banks, to be held on May 14, 2018 at the Bank of England. Governor Mark Carney (Bank of England) will provide opening remarks, and Dr. Brian Bell will be giving a keynote speech.
University of Maryland School of Public Policy: Understanding and Synthesizing Evidence-Based ResearchParis
The University of Maryland School of Public Policy will offer a for-credit international graduate course on understanding and synthesizing evidence-based research in Summer 2018.Berlin, Germany
The IZA will hold a World Labor Conference, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IZA, in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, 2018. There will be 8 sets of two-hour parallel sessions, with each of the 48 sessions containing four papers. In addition, there will be: One plenary session each day with a keynote address, one by Francine Blau (Cornell University and IZA) and one by Chris Pissarides (London School of Economics and IZA); and a ceremonial dinner on the evening of June 28, at which the biennial IZA Prize in Labor Economics will be presented.
July 2018BEIS Conference Centre, Westminster, London
The conference will focus on employer engagement in education and training, vocational education and how these relate to the Government’s plans for increasing social mobility, the implementation of its Industrial Strategy and improving the flow of skills into the labor market post-Brexit. The conference also seeks to reflect on reforms and policy shifts in relation to vocational education and training and employer engagement internationally.IZA, Bonn
After extremely successful Symposia in Bonn in 2016 and Austin in 2017, the third IZA Junior/Senior Labor Symposium will be held at IZA in Bonn, Germany
Available evidence indicates substantial and on-going changes in the structure of work in advanced economies. These changes include the increased reliance on fixed-term contracts and other nontraditional or precarious employment arrangements for employees within companies, the outsourcing of work companies previously had performed in-house, and the offshoring of domestic jobs to foreign affiliates. Often, however, available measures of the scope and nature of these changes are limited, and our understanding of their implications for workers and businesses is incomplete.
The aim of the 2017 workshop of IZA’s "Labor Statistics" program area is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their recent empirical research related to changes in the structure of work. We particularly encourage submissions of papers that present new evidence on:
- The prevalence of and trends in nontraditional or precarious employment, including fixed-term contracts, part-time work, work on jobs with irregular hours, self-employment and unregistered or off-the-books work
- Shifts in the pattern of domestic and offshore outsourcing and offshoring to foreign affiliates
- Implications of such changes for firms and workers
- Implications of such changes for the measurement of output, prices and productivity
Preference will be given to papers that have an explicit measurement focus or that develop or make use of novel data—including data from surveys, administrative records, linked data sets, or proprietary sources—to produce better measurements or fill data gaps in the course of addressing substantive questions related to the evolving structure of employment.
Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or extended abstract by February 17, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be provided by March 3, 2017.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Barnard College, New York