XXIX National Conference of Labor Economics
May 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.
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.
This annual conference focused on labor market reforms, with specific reference to successful practices implemented in Europe. The Great Recession destroyed jobs around the world, and countries are still working to tackle unemployment rates amid slow job growth. While labor markets across European countries are varied, there is evidence that labor market institutions, policies, education and training can help to foster employment.
IZA’s Klaus F. Zimmermann delivered the keynote lecture entitled "The Economics of Labor Market Reforms", and thematic sessions covered areas as diverse as migration, labor demand, education and health.
Related articles on labor market and job creation:
How labor market institutions affect job creation and productivity growth, by Magnus Henrekson
Entrepreneurs and their impact on jobs and economic growth, by Alexander Kritikos