We are pleased to announce the organization of the 19th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists to be held at the Ammersee Conference Center in Bavaria, Germany, on July 9-12, 2020.
UK’s Welfare Reform – Conditionality measures and the flexibility of the UK Labour Market
July 2020Buch/Ammersee, Germany
August 2020Dublin, Ireland
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers studying organisational issues from an international comparative perspective. Contributions based on all sources of enterprise data are welcomed.
September 2020Warsaw, Poland
Following the success of the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Jobs and Development Conferences in Washington DC and Bogotá, the World Bank, IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) the Network on Jobs and Development and UNU-WIDER are organizing a follow up conference in 2020.Bonn, Germany
The aim of the meeting is to bring together senior and junior researchers to discuss their most recent research related to labor market institutions.
3rd IDSC of IZA/University of Luxembourg Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online - New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and PracticeBonn, Germany
Like many forms of economic exchange, the process of matching workers to jobs has rapidly migrated online in the last two decades. Thus, understanding how online labor matching mechanisms work; how they affect economic outcomes like employment, wages, and inequality; and learning how to take advantages of the ‘big data’ that are generated by online markets all have important implications for the future of labor.Madrid, Spain
Leaders of the employment and recruitment industry, policymakers, academics, HR practitioners and trade unionists from around the world will come together with a single purpose: to exchange views on how to steer a labour market in transformation.
This event coincided with widespread welfare reforms in the United Kingdom, aimed at improving the flexibility of the labor market and lowering the unemployment rate. Discussions focused on welfare migration, and migrant access to benefits.
The conference opened with a speech by UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP. This preceded a presentation from IZA World of Labor Editor-in-Chief Klaus F. Zimmermann, who commented on the UK reforms from a German and EU perspective.
Read more about the event here.
Circular migration, by Klaus F Zimmermann
The welfare magnet hypothesis and the welfare take-up of migrants, by Corrado Giulietti