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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

Please submit full papers or extended abstracts by January 15, 2018 using our online application form.

Notifications on contributed papers will be sent by February 15, 2018.

Final papers due deadline is March 30, 2018.


IZA – Institute of Labor Economics
The World Bank – Josb Group
The Network on Jobs and Development (NJD), a partnership of five research institutes from various regions of the world:

  • Development Policy Research Unit at University of Cape Town (DPRU, South Africa)
  • HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (HKUST IEMS, Hong Kong)
  • Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER, India)
  • Institute for Structural Research (IBS, Poland)
  • Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA)

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

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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.