December 2014

  1. Income Inequality and its Policy Implication for Sustainable Growth: Dialogue with International Organizations

    10 December 2014

November 2014

  1. ILO Research Department Seminar

    18 November 2014

    From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: Retiring Baby Boomers and the Coming Labor Shortage

    Presenters: Gad Levanon, Bert Colijn (The Conference Board)
    Discussant: Ekkehard Ernst
    Chair: Moazam Mahmood

    Tuesday, 18th November 2014, 10h30-12h00

October 2014

  1. Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East and Central Asia

    31 October 2014

    By Pritha Mitra, IMF
    Discussant Rosalia Vazquez-Alvarez, ILO

    The objective of these seminars is to disseminate research to the ILO and the broader audience with a view to generate policy debate on issues related to the world of work.

    Friday, 31st October 2014
    10h00 to 12h00

  2. Pew Research on Global Views of Trade and Foreign Investment

    1 October 2014

    By Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center
    Chair Duncan Campbell, Research Department

    The objective of these seminars is to disseminate research to the ILO and the broader audience with a view to generate policy debate on issues related to the world of work.

    Wednesday, 1st October 2014
    10h00 to 11h00

May 2014

  1. Workers rights in a globalising world: The role of labour provisions in free trade agreements

    8 May 2014

    In cooperation with the Canadian government, the Swiss government and the University of Toronto, the Research Department of the ILO is organizing an international conference ‘Workers rights in a globalising world: The role of labour provisions in free trade agreements’. The conference will take place on 8 May 2014 at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. The conference is being organized as part of a research project that analyses the effectiveness of labour provisions in unilateral, bilateral and regional trade and investment arrangements, focussing on the different approaches, coherence and the role of ILO. The conference will offer an international forum for discussing emerging issues with regard to the various approaches to labour provisions, their effectiveness as well as practical experiences and lessons learned.

November 2013

  1. ILO International Conference: "The social Dimensions of Free Trade Agreements"

    7 November 2013

    In cooperation with the French government, the ILO is organizing an international conference on "The Social Dimensions of Free Trade Agreements". At the conference, the ILO Institute for Labour Studies will launch a study providing a detailed analysis of how labour provisions are included in trade agreements and on which effects these provisions may produce in terms of labour laws or the conditions under which companies operate when engaged in international trade.

September 2013

  1. IILS and European Commission (DG Employment) presented the forthcoming publication "Labour incomes and employment. Empirical links and modelling of policy options", Brussels, 17 September 2013

    17 September 2013

    The International Institute for Labour Studies and the European Commission - DG Employment held a workshop on 17 September in Brussels to present the joint report “Labour incomes and employment. Empirical links and modelling of policy options” (forthcoming). Over the last two decades, labour income shares have been declining in many advanced and emerging economies, due to technical change, trade, financialisation and declining union membership. The decrease in labour shares has reduced consumption whereas the parallel increase in profits has not led to higher investments. As a consequence, employment growth has slowed down. The austerity measures implemented after the crisis, particularly in the Eurozone, have depressed domestic demand further and started a “race to the bottom” among countries, with little benefits on exports. The report calls for an urgent shift to job-friendly policies to tackle the causes of declining labour shares. These include: competition polices in the product markets; effective wage bargaining; labour income support, particularly through minimum wage; and international coordination on wage settings. Simulations based on the IILS’ Global Economic Linkages model (GEL) show that such job-friendly policies are feasible and effective to restart employment growth.

April 2013

  1. IILS present at New World Forum, Paris, 2013

    17 - 18 April 2013

    A “New World” is on the move: new powers, new equilibria, new challenges, and new risks. To better understand and fully seize their magnitude, we propose the world’s city: Paris, and a unique setting to facilitate dialogue among the world’s most important economic and business leaders: the New World Forum. The Forum builds upon the success of the New World, a colloquium initiated in 2008 by the French government and a visionary team of economists. During its four years of existence, the colloquium had the pleasure of welcoming a prestigious slate of international figures, including Mrs. Angela Merkel, Mrs. Ellen Johson Sirelaf, Messrs. Mario Monti, Tony Blair, Michel Rocard, Pascal Lamy, Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen. The New World Forum emerges onto the international stage as a significant political, economic, and financial meeting. For this remodeled 2013 edition, the OECD will welcome the Forum on April 17th and 18th.

  2. Snapshot of the labour market in the European Union 2013 for the 9th European Regional Meeting, Oslo, Norway, 8-11 April 2013

    8 April 2013

    The European Regional Meeting of the ILO brings together Government, Employer and Worker representatives of the 51 countries of the region every four years.

March 2013

  1. IILS present at Academic Launch of UNDP Human Development Report 2013.

    27 March 2013

    The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.