2018 Jobs and Development Conference


Bogotá (Colombia)



On May 11-12 in Bogotá (Colombia) hosted an international conference whose aim was to foster multi-disciplinary solutions to jobs challenges.
Almost 100 researchers from over 25 countries presented their latest policy-relevant research on the most pressing issues on jobs, such as informality, migration, unemployment, and the impact of globalisation and technological change on labour markets. This truly global conference aimed to foster multi-disciplinary solutions to jobs challenges based on research and empirical evidence. In particular, the impact of following issues were discussed: economic growth, educational expansion, demographic change, energy transitions.   Speakers included researchers from main research and science organisations in the world. Among others: The World Bank, Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Development Policy Research Unit at University of Cape Town (DPRU, South Africa), HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (HKUST IEMS, Hong Kong), Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) (→ agenda).
The research carried out in our Institute were presented by:
  • Piotr Lewandowski – The Global Distribution of Routine and Non-Routine Work: Findings from PIAAC, STEP and CULS
  • Wojciech Hardy – The Intergenerational Divide in Deroutinisation of Jobs in Europe
  • Iga Magda – The Impact of Large Child Benefits on Female Labour Supply. The Case of Poland’s 500+
For the first time, the conference was organized by IZA Institute of Labor Economics, World Bank Group Jobs, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the Jobs and Development Network, which also includes our Institute. In 2016, the similar conference was organised by the Jobs and Development Network and World Bank Group Jobs in Washington D.C. (→ summary).   We encourage you to follow the updates on the conference website: http://jobsanddevelopmentconference.org/. IZA jobs and development conference
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