2nd IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education

  • April 2024

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    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.

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    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.

2nd IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education
September 25, 2017 - September 27, 2017

The aim of the workshop is to gather about 30 researchers working on the economics of education, in particular on the theme "Making schools work - better"

The highlight of the workshop is the keynote lecture, which will be delivered by Prof. David N. Figlio (Northwestern University and IZA).

Schools provide a primary source of skill production, and classroom environments are important (even if class size may not be) in shaping individuals’ careers and life outcomes. Thus, educational policy bears an enormous responsibility for ensuring that schooling systems provide effective opportunities for individual educational success. Of course, family background, financial constraints, and further disruptive influences may play a role in outcomes and it may be the case that school policy can address this at source - rather than relying on the tax and welfare system to fix the consequences later in life.

Against this background, the workshop aims to gather researchers to discuss (among others) the following themes: 

  • Easing school-to-work transition
  • Evaluation of schooling reforms
  • School financing
  • Technological change in the classroom
  • Field Experiments in primary and secondary education
  • Peer effects in primary and secondary education

The program will consist of 24 individual talks and a poster session for local researchers.

Researchers interested in participating should submit an extended abstract or a full paper by May 31, 2017, using the IZA online application form.

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