9-10 May 2019, International Labour Organization, Geneva

Conference Papers, Videos and Audio Contributions

The first ILO/CEPR/IGC/GSEM Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries will be held in Geneva from 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.

Date issued: 09 May 2019 |

Keynote speeches

Robert M. Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Thursday 9 May 2019, 16:45-18:00

Download Presentation : "Spatial Spillovers and Labor Market Dynamics: Village
Financial Interventions in Thailand"
Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago)
Friday 10 May 2019, 11:00-12:15

Policy panel 

A policy panel will conclude the conference, with the participation of Pamhidzai H. Bamu-Chipunza (Africa Coordinator at WIEGO) and Michelle Leighton (Chief of the Migrant Branch at ILO).
Friday 10 May 2019, 14:30-16:00

Paper presentations 

Mattia Makovec (World Bank):Firm Exits from the Formal Economy and the Minimum Wage: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Turkey”.
Stefano Caria (University of Bristol and CEPR): The Selection of Talent: Experimental and Structural Evidence from Ethiopia”.
Bruno Crépon (CREST - ENSAE):Contemporaneous and Post-Program Impacts of a Public Works Program: Evidence from Côte d'Ivoire”.
Esther Mirjam Girsberger (University of Technology Sydney):The Puzzle of Educated Unemployment in West Africa”.
Federico Huneeus (Princeton University): “The Internal Labor Markets of Business Groups”.
Niclas Moneke (LSE): “Infrastructure Complementarity and Structural Transformation: Evidence from Ethiopia”.
Lin Tian (INSEAD):Division of Labor and Productivity Advantage of Cities: Theory and Evidence from Brazil”.
Gabriel Ulyssea (University of Oxford and CEPR): “Informality and the Labor Market Effects of Mass Migration: Evidence from Syrian Refugees in Turkey”
Yuan Zi (University of Oslo): “Trade Liberalization and the Great Labor Reallocation”.

Audio recordings of paper presentations