2018 conference Sessions, Papers and Video-Interviews

Day 2

  • Plenary Session 2
    Room: Auditorium


Keynote 1
Michal Rutkowski “Rethinking Job Creation: the World Bank Approach”
(Senior Director and Head of Global Practice, Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank Group)
Introduction remarks by Piotr Lewandowski – (Institute for Structural Research – IBS, IZA)
Keynote 2
Daniel Hamermesh – “Labor(ing) in Development Economics” (Distinguished Scholar, Barnard College; and Network Director, IZA)
Introduction remarks by Piotr Lewandowski – (Institute for Structural Research – IBS, IZA)

  • Session: WB Special Session
    Information Frictions that Limit Employment
Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

Jamie McCasland

Demand-and Supply-Side Policies to Tackle Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda

Vittorio Bassi

Job Search and Matching with Two-sided Limited Information

Eliana Carranza

  • Session: Social Protection and Labor Force Participation
The Value of Health Insurance: A Household Job Search Approach

Renata Narita

Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty: A Case of Nairobi, Kenya

Shohei Nakamura

The Impact of Large Child Benefits on Female Labour Supply. The Case of Poland’s 500+ Programme

Iga Magda

  • Session: ICRIER Special Session
    The Challenge of Productive Job Creation in India
Skill, Tenure and Wage relationship amongst workforce in India’s formal manufacturing: Findings from a worker survey

Jaivir Singh

Informality in the formal sector: Evidence from Indian manufacturing

Radhicka Kapoor

Mixed Labour Force for India Inc. : Opportunities presented by the rise of Online Freelancing

Rajat Kathuria

  • Session: Trade
The effect of local industry competition and trade on firm productivity. Evidence from the Mexican manufacturing industry

Oscar Barriga Cabanillas

Trade Liberalisation and Gendered Employment in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Refilwe Lepelle

Does Informal Employment Respond to Growth Opportunities? Trade-Based Evidence from Bangladesh

Italo Gutierrez

  • Session: IZA-WIDER Special Session
    Book Presentation
  • Session: Labor Market Institutions
A Multi-dimensional Approach to Labour Law Violation: the Case of South Africa

Amy Thornton

Effects of the post-Rana Plaza reforms on garment sector workers in Bangladesh

Rachel Heath

Compliance with Labour Legislation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Clemente Pignatti

  • Session: Post-Secondary Education
Equality of opportunity and human capital accumulation: Evidence from a Nationwide Scholarship in Colombia

Andrés Moya

Reducing credit constraints to post-secondary technical education in developing countries. Evidence from Colombia

Luis Gamboa

Eliminating Supply: A Natural Experiment in Higher Education

Mahdi Majbouri

  • Session: Access to Credit
Occupation Choices and Education Investments: Trade-offs in a Changing Financial Environment

Julia Garlick

Better Loans or Better Borrowers? Impact of credit on female-owned enterprises in Ethiopia

Sreelakshmi Papineni

Gender Effects of Policies Expanding Credit Access for Poor Farmers: Experimental Evidence from West Bengal, India

Sujata Visaria

  • Session: LACEA Special Session
    Conflicts and Labor Markets
Juvenile Judicial System Reforms and Police Behavior

Ana María Ibanez

Socio-emotional Skills, Labor Market Outcomes, and Psychological Trauma: Evidence from Young Victims of Violence in Colombia

Andrés Moya

  • Session: DPRU Special Session
    “Economic Complexity & Product Space Analysis in Africa”
Senegal’s International Competitiveness and Employment Creation for Women and Youth

Ahmadou Aly Mbaye

Building Economic Complexity in Kenya: Laying the Foundation for Expanding Economic Opportunities for Women and Youth

Manaseh Oiro

Economic Complexity and Employment Expansion: The Case of South Africa

Francois Steenkamp

  • Session: Inequality
The transition to the knowledge economy, labour market institutions, and income inequality in advanced democracies

Angelo Martelli

Land Inequality and the Provision of Public Works

Yanan Li

The Rise of the “Missing Middle” in an Emerging Economy: The Case of South Africa

Haroon Bhorat

  • Session: Job Creation/ High-Growth Firms
Who creates jobs: skewness and the role of age and size in Colombia

Alvaro Pinzón

FDI Spillovers and High-Growth Firms in Developing Countries

Daniel Reyes

Broadband internet, labor demand and total factor productivity in Colombia

Carlos Ospino

  • Session: Returns to Skills and Education
Predicting Individual Wellbeing Through Test Scores: Evidence from a National Assessment in Mexico

Ricardo Estrada

Which Skills for the Digital Era? A Return to Skills Analysis

Luca Marcolin

Cost of Education, Credit Constraints, and Gender Bias: Evidence from Reducing Years of Compulsory Schooling in Egypt

Olivier Marie

  • Session: Occupational Choice
What Aspects of Formality Do Workers Value? Evidence from a Choice Experiment in Bangladesh

Italo Gutierrez

The Jobs that Youth Want and the Support They Need to Get Them: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment in Kenya

Michael Weber

Do Firms Redline Workers? A Controlled Experiment in Bogota

Luz Salas