1st IZA/World Bank/NJD Conference on Jobs and Development - call for papers

On May 11-12, 2018, IBS will co-organise the Jobs and Development conference in Bogotá, Colombia. We kindly invite you to submit your papers with the deadline of January 15.

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss the latest policy-relevant research to foster the creation of multi-sector, multi-disciplinary solutions to jobs challenges around the world based on research and empirical evidence. In addition to the regular sessions in all fields of labour economics and development, special sessions on Development Processes, Jobs and Labour Market Outcomes will be featured. In particular, we are interested in papers on:

  • Economic growth and changing labour market outcomes
  • The relationship between technological progress & technology adoption, and job creation & wage inequality
  • Productivity growth, structural change, and the role of manufacturing & services in development process
  • Educational expansion, utilisation of skills and wage premia
  • Demographic change, youth employment, prolonging working lives
  • Job quality, informality and labour market segmentation
  • Occupational and geographical mobility of labour
  • Energy transitions, job creation and demand for skills

The conference will take place in Bogota (Colombia) on May 11-12, 2018.

Important dates:

January 15, 2018 - Deadline for submission of papers

February 15, 2018 - Announcement of accepted papers

March 30, 2018 - Deadline of final papers

May 11-12, 2018 - 1st IZA/World Bank/NJD Conference on Jobs and Development


Please submit full papers or extended abstracts by January 15, 2018 using our online application form. Notifications on contributed papers will be sent by February 15, 2018.

Travel and Accomodation

Authors of accepted papers are expected to participate in the whole two day conference. The organisers will reimburse accommodation for up to 3 nights according to IZA's reimbursement guidelines and provide meals during the conference. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed by the organisers.


IZA - Institute of Labor Economics - Gary Fields and Elie Murard
The World Bank - David Robalino and Julia Granata
The Network on Jobs and Development (NJD) - Albert Park, Piotr Lewandowski, Haroon Bhorat, Sergio Urzua and Deb Kusum Das
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Ana Maria Díaz and Paula Herrera





source: IZA

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