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.
2nd IZA Workshop: The Economics of Education
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.
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.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Barnard College, New York