5th IZA/World Bank/UNU-WIDER/NJD Jobs and Development Conference - register now!

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Institute for Structural Research once again co-organizes 5th IZA/World Bank/UNU-WIDER/NJD Jobs and Development Conference - registration is free and open for everyone.

The conference strives to expand the frontiers of global knowledge around jobs, improve understanding of the interplay between development and quantity and quality of work, and advance the discussion on the most effective policies to improve jobs outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. Each year, the conference combines key-note lectures, presentations of high-quality research, and policy-oriented discussions, creating a platform for interactions between academics and policy-makers.


The conference will be held online on September 1-3, 2021 and will feature keynote speeches, a policy panel, and 49 paper presentations. Most sessions will last 75 min and consist of six presentations, including time for questions and answers. Presentations are planned to be 10 minutes long flash-talks with three slides. There will be four sessions each day scheduled accordingly to the time zones of speakers.


If you would like to attend the conference as a guest please register here.

The full conference is available here.


Policy Panel

September 1, 2021: 4:00 - 5:15 PM (CEST, UTC+2)

Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean: Drivers and Policy Responses

Chair: Michał Rutkowski (The World Bank)



• Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) - Jaime R. Díaz Palacios, Executive Vice President
• USAID – Eric Jacobstein, Sr. Advisor for USAID Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean and Staff Director for the Northern Triangle Task Force
• The World Bank - Taimur Samad, Program Leader from Sustainable Development and Infrastructure – Colombia and Venezuela
• KNOMAD - Dilip Ratha, Lead Economist and Head



Keynote Speakers
 September 2, 2021: 3:00 PM (CEST, UTC+2)

Dani Rodrik (John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University): “Good Jobs and Development Strategy”


September 3, 2021: 3:00 PM (CEST, UTC+2)

David Autor (MIT): “Shaping the Future of Work: Lessons from the U.S. Experience”



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