OECD and the World Bank held a seminar in Washington, D.C. on 13 September 2012 to present findings from Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs, a publication by the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE).
The seminar was part of the Jobs Knowledge Platform series of JKPLive events. and you can watch the video of the webcast below.
Moderator: Carol Guthrie, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Media and Public Affairs
- Ken Ash, Director of Trade and Agriculture, OECD [starts at 4 mins 50 sec of video]
- Bill Spriggs, Chief Economist, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) [at 25:30]
- Daniel Lederman, Lead Economist of International Trade Department (PRMTR), World Bank [at 40:00]
- Nancy A. Donaldson, Director of ILO Washington office, International Labour Organization (ILO) [at 54:30]
The panel also took questions from the auditorium and online audience [at 1:08:00]
How does trade affect jobs? The International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) brings together ten international organisations with the aim of improving understanding of the interaction of trade and the labour market, promoting dialogue among stakeholders, and developing policy relevant conclusions. Launched in 2010, the first wave of work under ICITE is nearing completion.
This book presents highlights from the first two years of work, as selected by ICITE partners.