9-10 May 2019, International Labour Organization, Geneva

First ILO-CEPR-IGC-UNIGE Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries

The 2019 CEPR/IGC/ILO/UNIGE Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries will be held in Geneva on 9-10 May 2019 at the headquarters of the ILO. The Conference is jointly organised by CEPR, IGC, ILO and the Institute of Economics and Econometrics at the GSEM-University of Geneva.

9-10 May 2019, International Labour Organization, GenevaThe goal of the conference is to provide a forum for high-quality work in labour and development economics. In addition, the conference will provide a platform for researchers and policy makers to exchange knowledge and to engage in policy discussions. The conference will bring together around 40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction, we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the symposium. The programme will start on Thursday morning (9th) and end on Friday afternoon (10th).

The Conference will count with the presentation of 9 papers from experts around the world. Moreover, it will feature two keynote talks by Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago and CEPR) and Robert M. Townsend (MIT and CEPR). Finally, a policy panel will close the event, with the participation of Pamhidzai H. Bamu Chipunza (Africa Coordinator, Law Programme at WIEGO) and Michelle Leighton (Chief of the Migrant Branch at ILO).

The live streaming of the keynote talks and the policy panel can be accessed from this webpage.

Keynote Speakers:
Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago)
Robert M. Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Panel Members:

Pamhidzai H. Bamu-Chipunza (WIEGO)

Michelle Leighton (ILO)

Registration and attendance:
Non-ILO attendees are kindly asked to inform the organisers of their participation by sending an email to Sarah Jane Alvarez (alvarezs@ilo.org). This is necessary as the ILO premises are secured and entrance to the building is subject to prior authorisation.

Organizing Committee:
Giacomo De Giorgi (University of Geneva), Verónica Escudero (ILO), Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva), Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University), Imran Rasul (UCL), Domenico Tabasso (ILO).