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Invited Session: IZA World of Labor (SGE Conference)

Location:3rd floor, Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st street, NW, Washington DC, USA
Date:May 21, 2015

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

About IZA World of Labor

IZA World of Labor is a comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date information resource aimed at decision-makers interested in labor economics worldwide.

IZA World of Labor presents research results in a highly topical style. Written by well-known labor economists worldwide, the findings on each topic are presented in a compact and readable format, as distillations of comprehensive evidence-based research. All articles have a single author to enhance the trustworthiness of the findings and policy advice. Each article is reviewed by peers and edited by experienced writers to guarantee high research standards, quality, and readability.

IZA World of Labor addresses decision-makers interested in labor economics worldwide, particularly ministers and secretaries of state; members of parliament and their scientific officers; senior legal secretaries and their officers; representatives of employers, companies, and unions; members of such organizations as the ILO, OECD, and World Bank; NGOs and their staff members; CEOs and senior managers. It also caters to journalists, economics students, and the interested public.

Launched a year ago, the online platform IZA World of Labor (http://wol.iza.org ) already contains close to 150 articles providing decision-makers with relevant and succinct information based on sound empirical evidence.

SGE’s motivation is to promote economic thought that is beneficial to government policy. The annual conference will provide economists the opportunity to present their research, discuss it with their peers, and receive feedback as well as to meet other economists and be informed about the latest topics in economics [view program].

The 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Erica Groshen will deliver the opening keynote. The Conference offers a buffet lunch with a luncheon presentation by Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director of IZA. The conference includes presentations from Government Economists from the World Bank, from US government agencies, the IZA Fellow Network as well as leading US and international universities, among many others Professor of International Affairs Amitai Etzioni from the George Washington University.

Web: IZA World of Labor


Thursday, May 21:

16:00 - 17:30   Invited IZA World of Labor Session
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
    Carol Lee Graham (Brookings Institution and IZA)
  "Late-life Work and Well-being"
    David A. Robalino (World Bank and IZA)
  "Designing Unemployment Benefits in Developing Countries"
    Douglas A. Webber (Temple University and IZA)
  "Is the Return to Education the Same for Everybody?"
    Corrado Giulietti (IZA)
  "Do Minimum Wages Induce Immigration?"