New Delhi, India
While most research in labour economics focuses on the US and Western Europe, the majority of the world’s population and particularly of the poor and the youth live in countries where labour markets often work quite differently. To stimulate and promote research on employment and labour economics in low- and middle-income countries, the World Bank and IZA initiated in 2006 a work program on “Employment and Development.”
Since 2006, the annual conference on Employment and Development provides a platform for researchers and policy experts to discuss new findings and identify areas where further work is needed. IZA and the World Bank will organize the 7th annual conference in New Delhi, this year in partnership with the Indian Council for Research and International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the Delhi School of Economics, on November 5-6, 2012. In addition to the regular sessions in all fields of labour economics, special sessions on Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship - the theme of the AfDB-OECD-UNDP-UNECA 2012 African Economic Outlook - will be featured.
Submission deadline: 11 May, 2012