The purpose of the 2019 workshop of IZA's "Labor Statistics" program area is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their recent empirical research related to contract work.
Rigorous Impact Evaluation in Europe - Call for papers
July 2019Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, USA
September 2019IZA, Bonn
The aim of this year’s meeting is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their most recent research related to labor market institutions.Bochum, GermanyIZA, Bonn
The aim of the workshop is to bring together about 25 researchers working on the economics of education.
3rd IZA/HSE Workshop on Skills and Preferences and Labor Market Outcomes in Post-transition and Emerging EconomiesSt. Petersburg, Russia
Most empirical research on skills (cognitive and non-cognitive) and preferences has largely relied on data from high-income, industrialized countries. There is, however, a growing literature that extends this line of research to post-transition and emerging economies, which may be of particular scientific interest because it gives the opportunity to study contexts with a much wider variability of conditions.
October 2019Paris, France
The joint Cedefop/OECD symposium on apprenticeship brings together policy makers, practitioners and researchers from around the world to consider new research exploring the next steps for apprenticeship provision. The symposium organisers would welcome contributions on how apprenticeship provision is changing or would need to change in response to external mega trends, such as socio-demographic and socio-economic changes, new technologies and labour market changes, new forms of work organisation, trends in education and training.London, United Kingdom
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, and to mark the occasion they will be holding a series of events throughout the year where they draw on this experience to consider these big issues and discuss what evidence-based analysis can tell us about how to understand and respond to them. Events in this series will feature expert insight from IFS researchers and key commentators on each topic, and there will be plenty of time for discussion and debate.IZA, Bonn
The Program Committee invites submissions for about 14 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches or methodological contributions are of particular interest.
November 2019IZA, Bonn
The workshop will focus on the causes and effects of heterogeneity among workers, households, or firms on macroeconomic outcomes.
Call for papers: 'Labour is not a commodity', today: the value of work and its rules between innovation and traditionBergamo, Italy
ADAPT’s International Conference this year is on the topic of “'Labour is not a commodity', today: the value of work and its rules between innovation and tradition". The X international conference on the new Great Transformation of Work is organized in partnership with the ILO and CIELO Laboral Network and under the auspices of the World Employment Confederation (WEC).
Guest Editors: Gian Paolo Barbetta, Catholic University of Milan; Douglas J. Besharov, University of Maryland; and Frans Leeuw, Maastricht University
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.
The conference honors Professor Alberto P. Martini of the Università del Piemonte Orientale (Alessandria, Italy) and his efforts to advance the rigorous evaluation of social programs in Italy and in Europe more broadly. In recognition of his work, Dr. Martini received a special award in the Italian Senate building from the University of Maryland and the International Network for Social Policy Teaching and Research on July 11, 2017. (For more information on the award, see http://www.insp.umd.edu/albertomartini.html)
This is the Call for Papers for that conference and for a Special Issue of Evaluation Review on Rigorous Impact Evaluation in Europe. Subject matter areas include, but are not limited to, child welfare, criminal justice, education, employment and the labor market, families and children, health, homelessness, migration, old age and pensions, social policy, and, perhaps, the environment. We seek papers on:
- The results of original rigorous impact evaluations; i.e., with an explicit counterfactual, using either experimental or non-experimental methods.
- The relation between rigorous impact evaluation and policy.
- Systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
- The methods of rigorous impact evaluation.
Some connection to Europe (e.g., location of the study, location of the evaluation-policy interaction, or affiliation of the scholars) is highly preferred, but is not absolutely required. A focus on Italy or some relation to Dr. Martini’s work would be an advantage (but also not required).
Preference for inclusion in the Special Issue of Evaluation Review will be given to papers that are presented at the conference. Presenting at the conference, however, is not required to have a paper considered for the Special Issue, and presenting at the conference does not bind authors to submit their papers for the Special Issue. Submitted papers will receive peer review according to the Evaluation Review process.
Authors interested in having a paper considered for either the conference, the Special Issue of Evaluation Review, or both, should send a two page abstract—no later than December 15—to: Jason Scott, University of Maryland (email@example.com).
In the abstract, please indicate whether you could present at the conference and, as appropriate, the connection of the paper to Europe, Italy, or Dr. Martini’s work.
Authors will be notified by January 8, 2018 of whether their abstract has been accepted for the conference and/or encouraged for submission to the Special Issue of Evaluation Review. The notification will include information on the conference and the deadline for submitting final papers to Evaluation Review (tentatively May 15, 2018). Conference papers will be circulated approximately two weeks before the conference (i.e., February 26, 2018).
Questions should be directed to Jason Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that there will be a $100 conference registration fee.