Industry 4.0 is a new economic approach that challenges Fordism and rigidly compartmentalized production sectors. This new model features more fluid organization in which both consumers and external factors might play a part. While highly-digitalized processes allow for mass customisation of products, a rethink of the way production is organized, as well as of working and business models, is needed.
Minimum Wages – Impacts and Institutional Processes
December 2017Bergamo, 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.
May 2018Bank 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.
June 2018Berlin, 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.
This IZA World of Labor event analyzed a range of issues around minimum wages, from policy issues and institutional processes to wider effects on labor markets.
A film of the event is available.
See below for a full itinerary:
The OECD / IZA World Of Labor Seminar: Evidence-Based Policy Making
Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director of IZA, Editor-in-Chief of IZA WoL, Professor of Bonn Universit
2:45 Panel on Minimum Wages – Impacts and Institutional Processes
Francois Bourguignon, Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and Président du Groupe d’Experts sur le Salaire Minimum de Croissance
Richard Dickens, Professor of Economics at Sussex University and UK Low Pay Commissioner
David Neumark, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director of IZA, Editor-in-Chief of IZA WoL, Professor of Bonn University
Moderator: Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Topic 1: “Minimum Wages – Blessing or Curse? The Labor Market Impact”
Introduction by David Neumark: “Employment Effects of Minimum Wages: Global Evidence“
Topic 2: “Setting, Adjusting the Minimum Wage and Interactions with other Policies”
Introduction by Francois Bourguignon
Comment from Richard Dickens
4:00 End of event
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Barnard College, New York