IZA - Conference Program


Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries: Program Network Meeting

Organizers: Maryam Naghsh Nejad (IZA), David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
Location:Meliá Hotel, Av. Salaverry 2599 San Isidro Lima Perú
Date:June 27, 2014 - June 27, 2014

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


Friday, June 27:

09:00 - 09:10   Welcome, Introduction and Overview of GLM-LIC
        Session A: Project Updates from Phase 1 and Phase 2
09:10 - 09:30   Damir Esenaliev (SIPRI)
  "Gender and Employment in Central Asia"
09:30 - 09:50   Simon Franklin (University of Oxford), Stefano Caria (University of Oxford)
  "The Effect of Information Provision and Transport Vouchers in Addis Ababa"
09:50 - 10:10   Brian McCaig (Wilfrid Laurier University), Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College)
  "Structural Change, International Trade, and the Labor Market in a Low‐income Country"
10:10 - 10:30   Carlos Vargas-Silva (University of Oxford), Isabel Ruiz (University of Oxford), Sonja Fransen (Maastricht University), Melissa Siegel (Maastricht University)
  "Labor Market Impacts of Forced Migration"
10:30 - 10:50   Andrei A. Levchenko (University of Michigan)
  "Globalization and the Gender Gap"
10:50 - 11:00   Discussion
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session B: Brief Overview of Phase 3 Projects
11:30 - 11:40   Peter Brummund (University of Alabama), Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi)
  "Labor Markets and Household Enterprises: Evidence from New Nationally Representative Surveys in five African Countries"
11:40 - 11:50   Italo A. Gutierrez (RAND), Krishna B. Kumar (RAND), Shanthi Nataraj (RAND), A.V. Chari (University of Sussex), Minhaj Mahmud (Brac University), Farzana Munshi (Brac University)
  "The Formal-Informal Labour Nexus and Growth: The Case of Bangladesh"
11:50 - 12:00   Jose C. Galdo (Carleton University and IZA), Ana Dammert (Carleton University)
  "Fair-Trade, Labor Markets and Women's Economic Empowerment in Ethiopia"
12:00 - 12:10   Getnet Alemu (University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Admasu Shiferaw (The College of William and Mary)
  "Social Insurance and Labor Market Outcomes in Ethiopia"
12:10 - 12:20   Kate Vyborny (University of Oxford)
  "Women’s Access to Public Transport: A Randomized Control Trial"
12:20 - 12:30   Lawrence Edwards (University of Cape Town)
  "Matched Employee-Employer Panel Data for Labor Market Analysis in Zimbabwe"
12:30 - 12:40   Vittorio Bassi (University College London)
  "Asymmetric Information on the Skills of Workers and Matching the Labor Market: Evidence from Uganda"
12:40 - 12:50   Morne Oosthuizen (University of Cape Town)
  "Modeling Labor Markets in LICs with Imperfect Data"
12:50 - 13:00   Deogardius Medardi (Economic Development Initiatives), Amparo Palacios-Lopez (World Bank)
  "Measuring Labor in Farm-Households in Africa"
13:00       Lunch


Getnet Alemu (University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Vittorio Bassi (University College London)
Peter Brummund (University of Alabama)
Stefano Caria (University of Oxford)
Lawrence Edwards (University of Cape Town)
Damir Esenaliev (SIPRI)
Simon Franklin (University of Oxford)
Jose C. Galdo (Carleton University and IZA)
Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland)
Italo Gutierrez (RAND)
Leonardo Iacovone (World Bank)
Pamela Jakiela (University of Maryland)
David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
Andrei A. Levchenko (University of Michigan)
Minhaj Mahmud (BRAC University)
Brian McCaig (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Deogardius Medardi (Economic Development Initiatives)
Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi)
Maryam Naghsh Nejad (IZA)
Morne Oosthuizen (University of Cape Town)
Owen Ozier (World Bank)
Amparo Palacios-Lopez (World Bank)
Isabel Ruiz (University of Oxford)
Admasu Shiferaw (The College of William and Mary)
Carlos Vargas-Silva (University of Oxford)
Kate Vyborny (University of Oxford)