Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy and the Workplace

  • April 2024

    IZA/OECD Workshop: Applications with Linked Employer-Employee Data


    The workshop seeks to bring together researchers who share an interest in using linked employer-employee data for innovative and policy-relevant research. The workshop will take place on April 10 and be preceded by a policy seminar with a keynote speaker on April 9. The workshop is organized in the context of the OECDs LinkEED v 2.0 project that seeks to enhance our understanding of the role of policies in inclusive growth through cross-country analytical work based on linked employer-employee data from different OECD countries. We welcome submissions of applied papers using linked employer-employee data in all areas.

    G²LM|LIC Policy Meeting: Boosting Women’s Labour Force Participation – Evidence from Western and Sub-Saharan Africa


    This online workshop assembles recent empirical evidence on possibilities to improve the position of women in the labour market and their access to it in Western and Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses policy solutions.

    2nd IZA/OECD Workshop: Climate Change and the Labor Market


    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.

  • October 2024

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education


    The 8th IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education will convene international scholars focusing on the development of skills within both formal and informal educational contexts and their valuation in the labor market. The conference will feature a select group of presenters, alongside a poster session for local researchers from the host institutions. Presentations and the keynote speech will be accessible via Zoom to an external audience.

Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy and the Workplace
May 04, 2017 - May 05, 2017

Workplace democracy has been the subject of sustained policy interest in the UK and worldwide.

Planned for the 4th and 5th of May 2017 and organised by the WPART project and Leeds University Business School, the Festival will bring together leading academic scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and members of the general public interested in different forms of workplace democracy, including employee-owned firms, cooperatives, employee representation, and other emerging organisational models.

View full program and register here.

As part of the festival, there will be an academic workshop on workplace democracy, employee participation and emerging organizational models. The workshop will take place on the 4th of May and its program is available here: http://wpart-project.eu/workshop/

The aim of the event is to increase public awareness of the wealth of research being conducted in this area in Economics and Management, in dialogue with other disciplines and with the policy community. The Festival is supported by Royal Economic Society and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

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