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First IZA / World Bank / NJD Conference on Jobs and Development

May 11 & 12, 2018 • Bogotá, Colombia

Following the success of the 2016 Jobs and Development Conference in Washington D.C.,  IZA – Institute of Labor Economics with the World Bank Jobs Group and the Network on Jobs and Development,  will be hosting a 2-day conference at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss the latest policy-relevant research to foster the creation of multi-sector, multi-disciplinary solutions to jobs challenges around the world based on research and empirical evidence. In addition to the regular sessions in all fields of labor economics and development, special sessions on Development Processes, Jobs and Labor Market Outcomes will be featured.

Sessions Topics Include

  • Economic growth and changing labor market outcomes
  • The relationship between technological progress and technology adoption, and job creation and wage inequality
  • Productivity growth, structural change, and the role of manufacturing and services in development process
  • Educational expansion, utilization of skills and wage premia
  • Demographic change, youth employment, prolonging working lives
  • Job quality, informality and labor market segmentation
  • Occupational and geographical mobility of labor
  • Energy transitions, job creation and demand for skills

Call for Papers

The deadline for submitting papers was January 15, 2018. 

Notifications on selected papers will be sent by end February, 2018*.

Final papers due deadline is March 30, 2018.

* Due to the exceptionally high number of submissions received, a final decision has not yet been made. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


IZA – Institute of Labor Economics – Gary Fields and Elie Murard
The World Bank – Jobs Group – David Robalino and Julia Granata
The Network on Jobs and Development (NJD), a partnership of five research institutes from various regions of the world:

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana– Ana María Díaz and Paula Herrera

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The Network on Jobs and Development is a partnership of five research institutions that is financed by the Development Grant Facility and sponsored by the World Bank Jobs Group.