Registration open! 3rd IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs & Development Conference

August 19 2020
We’re happy to announce that the conference program is now available online!

The conference will be held online on September 1-4, 2020 and will feature keynote speeches, a policy panel, and about 90 paper presentations. Except for the keynote speeches, each session 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 or five 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.

You can download the full conference program here.

Policy Panel

September 2, 2020: 3:00 PM (CEST, UTC+2)

Policy Responses to the Employment Effects of COVID-19 in the Global South: What Have We Learnt So Far?

Chair: Kunal Sen (UNU-WIDER and IZA)


Indhira Vanessa Santos (World Bank)
Sangheon Lee (ILO International Labour Organization)
Martha Chen (Harvard Kennedy School)
Haroon Bhorat (University of Cape Town and IZA)

Keynote Speakers

September 3, 2020: 3:00 PM (CEST, UTC+2)

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (Paris School of Economics): “Forced Migration and Human Capital: Evidence from Post-WWII Population Transfers”

September 4, 2020: 3:00 PM (CEST, UTC+2)

Ian Goldin (University of Oxford): “Covid-19: Implications for Work, Inequality and Politics”

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