Globalization and Labour Market Outcomes - Academic Workshop Programme

Document | ILO, Geneva, Room IV | 23 - 24 June 2011
Contact(s): Marion Jansen, trade@ilo.org

Thursday June 23 and Friday June 24, 2011

Where: ILO, Geneva, Room IV

Thursday June 23, 2011

9:15 - 9:30

Welcome and Introduction

 
  • Sascha O. Becker (Univ of Warwick)
  • Marc-Andreas Muendler (Univ of California, San Diego)
  • Marion Jansen (International Labour Office)

9:30 - 11:00

Session 1: Globalization, Sorting and Wage Premia

 

Chair: Sascha O. Becker (Univ of Warwick)

 

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:45

Session 2: Trade Integration and Labour Reallocation

 

Chair: Marc-Andreas Muendler (Univ of California, San Diego)

 
  • Kerem Cosar (Univ of Chicago): Adjusting to Trade Liberalization: Reallocation and Labour Market Policies
    Discussant: Brian Kovak (Carnegie Mellon Univ)

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

Keynote Address

 

Elhanan Helpman (Harvard Univ and CIFAR Toronto)

“Trade and Labor Market Outcomes” (joint with Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding)

Photo 1. Elhanan Helpman delivering his keynote address

14:45 - 15:00

Break

15:00 - 16:30

Session 3: Trade, Occupations and Tasks

 

Chair: Marion Jansen (International Labour Office)

 

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 – 17:30

Session 4: International Migration

 

Chair: Karolina Ekholm (Riksbank Sweden)

  • Sanjay Jain (Univ of Cambridge : Workers without Borders? Culture, Migration and the Political Limits to Globalization (with Sumon Majumdar and Sharun W. Mukand)
    Discussant: Kjell Erik Lommerud (Univ of Bergen)

19:30

Conference dinner

Friday June 24, 2011

8:30 - 10:00

Session 5: Offshoring, Technical Change and Wages

 

Chair: Marc-Andreas Muendler (Univ of California, San Diego)

 

10:00 - 10:15

Coffee break

10:15 - 11:00

Keynote Address

 

David Autor (MIT), David Dorn (CEMFI), Gordon Hanson (UCSD)

“The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the US”

Photo 2. David Autor delivering his keynote address

11:00 – 12:30

Session 6: Labour market Frictions and Globalization

 

Chair: Sascha O. Becker (Univ of Warwick)

 

12:45 - 14.00

Lunch

Participation in this event is by invitation only.