Call for papers: 5th IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs and Development Conference: "Building Better Jobs for the Post-Covid19 Era"

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The conference will take place on September 1-3, 2021. In light of the health safety recommendations and uncertainty pertaining to international travel, the conference will be virtual.

Organizers:

IZA – Institute of Labor Economics – Gary Fields and Ahmed Elsayed
The World Bank – Ian Walker, Indhira Santos, and Javier Sánchez-Reaza
The Network on Jobs and Development (NJD)* – Piotr Lewandowski and Albert Park
UNU-WIDER – Kunal Sen and Sam Jones

 

Keynote Speakers

 

David Autor (Ford Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IZA)

Dani Rodrik (Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and IZA)

 

About the Conference

 

Following the successes of the 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Jobs and Development Conferences, the World Bank, IZA (Institute of Labor Economics), the Network on Jobs and Development*, and UNU-WIDER are organizing a follow-up conference focused on “Building better jobs for the post-Covid19 era”.

 

The conference will take place on September 1-3, 2021. In light of the health safety recommendations and uncertainty pertaining to international travel, the conference will be virtual. The three-day format will feature keynote speeches, a policy panel, and about 50 paper presentations in parallel sessions. The event will focus on policy-relevant research, applicable to identifying solutions to jobs challenges in low- and middle-income countries.

 

To expand the frontiers of global knowledge around jobs and advance the discussion on the most effective policies, we are interested in policy-relevant papers on all topics in labor and development economics, but especially in papers that focus on:

  • Technology and the future of work
  • Trade, global value chains and their effect on jobs
  • Migration
  • The COVID-19 pandemic, living standards and jobs
  • Women in the labor market

Please visit our website for more details and content on previous conferences.

 

Submission

 

Please submit full papers or extended abstracts by April 30, 2021 using the online application form. We strongly encourage submission of full papers. For extended abstracts, full paper submission is due July 31, 2021.

Any queries can be emailed to conference managers at j4d@jobsanddevelopmentconference.org

 

 

Conference Managers:
Zuzanna Kowalik (IBS), Yolaina Montoya (World Bank) and Dominik Spitza (IZA)

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