While most research in labor economics focuses on advanced economies, the majority of the worlds population and particularly of the poor live in countries where labor markets often work quite differently. To stimulate and promote research on employment and labor economics in low and middle income countries, the World Bank and IZA initiated in 2006 a work program on Employment and Development. Since 2006, the annual conference on Employment and Development provides a platform for researchers and policy experts to discuss new research findings and identify areas where further analytical and policy oriented work is needed.
IZA and the World Bank will organize the 8th annual conference in Bonn (Germany) on August 22-23, 2013.
We invite you to submit your contribution by April, 1 using the online application form (link below).
Only one submission per person is accepted. We invite submissions of papers in all areas of labor economics in developing countries. The scientific committee will review all papers and make a decision by May, 15. Detailed abstracts will also be considered, but full papers, in particular empirical ones, will strongly be favored.
A selection of papers from the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the IZA Journal of Labor and Development.