2018 conference Sessions, Papers and Video-Interviews

Day 1

  • Plenary Session 1

Welcome Remarks
Andrés Rosas Wulfers (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)
Gary Fields (IZA – Institute of Labor Economics)
Albert Park (NJD – Network for Jobs and Development)
Michal Rutkowski (World Bank)
Policymakers Panel
Michal Rutkowski
(Senior Director and Head of Global Practice, Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank Group)

Anabel González
(Former Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica; former Senior Director of Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group)
Carmen Pagés-Serra
(Chief, Labor Markets and Social Security Division, IDB)
Carolina Trivelli
(Former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion, Peru)
Andrés Mauricio Velasco
(Technical ViceMinister of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia)

  • Session: (IBS-ECACE Special Session)
    Jobs polarization: how to measure it, and its implications on wages and tenure
Accounting for the role of occupational change on earnings in Europe and Central Asia

Ivan Torre

The intergenerational divide in deroutinisation of jobs in Europe

Wojciech Hardy

Job Tenure: Labor Market Policies, Globalization,Technology and the Growing Intergenerational Divide

Maurizio Bussolo

The Global Distribution of Routine and Non-Routine Work: Findings from PIAAC, STEP and CULS

Piotr Lewandowski

  • Session: Migration
Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Shocks, Labor Migration and the Family Left Behind

André Gröger

Return migration and self-employment: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan

Clotilde Mahe

Gender Imbalances and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Large-Scale Mexican Migration

Melanie Khamis

Child Labor and the Arrival of Refugees: Evidence from Tanzania*

Maryam Naghsh Nejad

  • Session: The Impacts of workfare programs
Starting on the right track? The effects of first job experience on short and long term labor market outcomes

Dolores de la Mata

The Impact of Summer Employment for Low-Income Youth: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines

Emily Beam

Workfare programs and their impact on the labor market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Peru

Verónica Escudero

They Got Mad Skills: The Effects of Training on Youth Employability and Resilience to the Ebola Shock

Maria Cecilia  Acevedo

  • Session: Firm Innovation & Disruptive Technologies
The Search for Gazelles: Testing the Links Between Growth, Job Creation and Longer-Run Performance

Reyes Aterido

Does firm innovation lead to high growth? Evidence from Ecuadorian firms

Diego Grijalva

The market-based dissemination of modern-energy products as a business model for rural entrepreneurs: Evidence from Kenya

Gunther Bensch

Robots at the Tropics

Leonardo Iacovone

  • Session: GLM-LIC Special Session
    “Impact of randomized employment and entrepreneurship training programs in Africa”
Impacts of Training and Cash on Youth Labor Market Outcomes: Experimental Evidence From Kenya

Joan Hamory Hicks

A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice

Andrew Brudevold-Newman

Information Frictions in the Labor Market Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

Vittorio Bassi

  • Session: Labor Informality in LAC
Reducing Wage Gaps Between Cities: The Effects of Formalizing Employment in Colombia

Paula Herrera-Idárraga

Financial disincentives for formal work in Ecuador and Colombia: a microsimulation approach

David Rodriguez Guerrero

Payroll Taxes, Social Security and Informal Employees. The 2012 Tax Reform in Colombia

Pablo Garlati Bertoldi

  • Session: Wage Premium and Structure
ICT Adoption and Wage Inequality: Evidence from Mexican Firms

Leonardo Iacovone

Skill Premium, Labor Supply and Changes in the Structure of Wages in Latin America

Julian Messina

Does employing workers or accepting work pay? Analyzing labor costs in South Africa

Michael Weber

  • Session: Earnings and Gender Gaps
The Effects of Firms and Equal Pay Laws on the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from Chile

Tomas Rau

The Rise of Female Labour Force Participation and Changes in the Wage Structure: Evidence from Structural Estimates in Mexico

Manuel Fernandez Sierra

Labor Market Trajectories in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Synthetic Panel Analysis

Laura Ripani

  • Session: HKUST – IEMS Special Session
    Technology and Jobs in Asia
Jobs in Asia: How Technology is Shaping Asia’s Quest for Good Jobs (ADB Report)

Sameer Khatiwada

Employment Effects of Technological Innovation and Participation in Global Value Chains: Evidence from Asia

Elisabetta Gentile

Globalization and the Demand for Tasks and Skills: Evidence from the China Employer-Employee Survey (CEES)

Albert Park

  • Session: Job Search
Bridging the Intention-Behavior Gap? The Effect of Plan-Making Prompts on Job Search and Employment

Eliana Carranza

Welfare Impacts of Factory Jobs: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

Niklas Buehren

The Selection of Talent: Experimental and Structural Evidence from Ethiopia

Antonio Stefano Caria

  • Session: Educational Expansion
The Labor Market Effects of an Educational Expansion. A Theoretical Model with Applications to Brazil

David Jaume

Know Thyself: A Decision-Theoretic Model of Over-Education and Educated Unemployment

Sanjay Jain

The Labor Market Consequences of Educational Expansion

Gary Fields

  • Session: Labor Informality and Flexibilization
The effectiveness of formalization interventions in developing countries

Jochen Kluve

Who gains from labour market flexibility at the margin?

Priscilla Fialho

The Unemployed and the Formal and Informal Sectors in South Africa: A Macroeconomic Analysis

Philippe Burger