IMF organizes conference on Global Labor Markets
In conjunction with the conference, a special issue of Open Economies Review will be published next year. A call for papers is given below. Submissions for the special issue are welcome and should be sent to OERSPECIALISSUE@imf.org by November 1, 2016.
|Thursday, September 1|
Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
|Session 1: Does Growth Create Jobs? Global and Regional Evidence
Chair: Prakash Loungani (IMF)
Laurence Ball (Johns Hopkins University)
Tayeb Ghazi (OCP Policy Center)
Nathalie Gonzalez-Prieto (IMF)
|Session 2. Jobs and Growth: The Role of Policies and Institutions
Chair: Marc Uzan (Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee)
Haje Schutte and Karen Wilson (OECD)
Aurelio Parisotto (ILO)
Romain Duval (IMF)
Discussant: Nauro Campos (Brunel University)
Discussant: Manasa Patnam, CREST-ENSAE
|Friday, September 2|
|Session 3: Labor Flows: Mobility, Migration, Displacement
Chair: Nauro Campos (Brunel University)
Amine Ouazad (Ecole Polytechnique)
Discussant: Ahmed Tritah (Universite du Maine)
Alessandro Turrini (European Commission)
Anda David (AFD)
Davide Furceri (IMF)
Martin Kahanec, Central European University
|Session 4: Economic Policy Priorities and Prospects for the EU
Chair: Jean-Bernard Chatelain (Paris School of Economics)
Rodolphe Blavy (IMF, Europe Office)
Francesco Saraceno (OFCE-Sciences Po)
|Session 5: The Design of Labor Market Policies and Institutions
Chair: Ahmed Tritah (Universite du Maine)
Active Labor Market Policies
Bruno Crepon (ENSAE-CREST)
Veronica Escudero (ILO)
Minimum Wages, Unemployment Insurance and Employment Protection Legislation
Sabina Dewan (JustJobs Network)
Laurence Ball (Johns Hopkins University)
Call for Papers:
Special Issue of Open Economies Review on Global Labor Markets
Open Economies Review will publish a special issue during 2017 devoted to analysis of labor markets in advanced countries, emerging markets, and low-income countries. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016. Only completed papers will be considered and they should be sent to OERSPECIALISSUE@imf.org.
The issue will be edited by Nauro Campos (Brunel University), Karim El Aynaoui (OCP Policy Center) and Prakash Loungani (IMF). The editors are particularly interested in these topics:
- Links between jobs, growth and productivity in the short-run and long-run;
- Analysis of trends in labor mobility within and across countries;
- Labor market issues in economic unions;
- Impact on macroeconomic policies (monetary; fiscal; financial) on labor markets;
- Impact of structural policies on growth and jobs;
- Impact of labor market institutions and policies in advanced and developing countries;
- Evidence on the economic and social costs of unemployment
Papers comparing advanced and developing country labor markets, and papers devoted to analysis of labor markets in low-income countries, are particularly welcome.
About the journal: Open Economies Review features theoretical and empirical studies examining international economic issues or national economic issues with transnational relevance. The journal has a five-year impact factor of 0.82. The editor-in-chief is George S. Tavlas (Bank of Greece).
About the guest editors:
Nauro Campos is Professor of Economics and Finance at Brunel University London, a Research Professor at ETH Z?rich and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He is the co-author, with Jeff Nugent, of a major study on the impacts of labor market regulations on growth and inequality, and he has edited a special issue of Economic Systems.
Karim El Aynaoui is Managing Director of OCP Policy Center, a global think tank headquartered in Rabat. Previously, he was Director of Economics at Bank Al-Maghrib (the central bank of Morocco) and an economist at the World Bank. He is the author of a book on growth strategies for Morocco and the guest editor of a special issue of Oxford Economic Papers.
Prakash Loungani is Chief of Development Macroeconomics in the IMF’s Research Department. During 2010-15 he co-chaired the IMF’s group on Jobs and Growth. He has edited special issues of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking,the Journal of International Money and Finance, and the International Journal of Forecasting.