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Events
October 27-28, 2015Warsaw, Center of Banking and Finance, Nowy Świat 6/12, Cinema hall

The focus of the 2015 Conference is on technology, skills and inequalities. The conference will have an international character and will gather researchers and policy-makers from around the world.

Intersectoral, interdisciplinary approaches and policy relevant papers will examine specifically the following questions:   

  • technological progress, structural change and task content of jobs,
  • determinants and consequences of occupational and wage polarisation
  • technology adoption, organisational change and productivity
  • incidence, drivers and effects of skills mismatch
  • gender and age differences in job tasks and skills in international and longitudinal perspective
  • inequality of opportunity, inequality of income and economic growth
  • non-standard forms of employment and inequalities
  • the role of institutions and labour regulations in shaping inclusive structural change.
We offer accommodation on October 26-28 to PhD students and foreign participants. If you're interested, please send your name, nationality, and information on your post and institution by email to ibs@ibs.org.pl.

Capacity is limited and we reserve a right to refuse your request once the capacity is reached.

27.10.2015  

 
09.00–09.30 Labour regulations and inequality
 

Sandrine Cazes, OECD; Juan R. de Laiglesia, ILO

Temporary contracts, labour market segmentation and wage inequality

 

Anzelika Zaiceva, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA; Hartmut Lehmann, University of Bologna 

Informal employment in Russia – incidence, determinants and labour market segmentation

 

Agnieszka Piasna, ETUI

Nonstandard work arrangements, inequalities and employment regulation in the EU

11.00–11.30 Coffee break
11.30–13.00 Skills for work and development
 

Glenda Quintini, OECD; Stijn Broecke, OECD; Marieke Vandeweyer, KU Leuven

Skills and wage inequality

 

Omar Arias, The World Bank

Socio-emotional skills: the what, the way, the how

 

Leszek Wincenciak, WNE UW

Educational mismatches and earnings in Poland: are the graduates more penalized for being overeducated?

13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–15.30 Tasks and occupations
 

Andrea Salvatori, ISER, University of Essex

The anatomy of job polarization

 

Christian Siegel, University of Exeter; Zsofia Barany,Sciences Po

Job polarization and structural change

 

Piotr Lewandowski, IBS; Wojciech Hardy, IBS; Roma Keister, IBS

The evolution of task content of jobs in Central Eastern Europe

15.30–16.00 Coffee break
16.00–17.30 Technology, trade and wages
 

Jan Witajewski, IBS

Endogenous technology choices and wage inequality dynamics

 

Olaf van Vliet, Leiden University; Stefan Thewissen, University of Oxford 

Competing with the Dragon. Employment and wage effects of Chinese trade competition in 17 sectors across 18 OECD countries

 

Aleksandra Parteka, Gdansk University of Technology; Joanna Wolszczak-Derlacz, Gdansk University of Technology

Position in global value chain and skilled-unskilled wage gap

28.10.2015

 
09.00–09.30 Coffee
09.30–11.00 Labour regulations and inequality
 

Sandrine Cazes, OECD; Juan R. de Laiglesia, ILO

Temporary contracts, labour market segmentation and wage inequality

 

Anzelika Zaiceva, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA; Hartmut Lehmann, University of Bologna 

Informal employment in Russia – incidence, determinants and labour market segmentation

 

Agnieszka Piasna, ETUI

Nonstandard work arrangements, inequalities and employment regulation in the EU

11.00–11.30 Coffee break
11.30–13.00 Labour regulations and development
 

Benjamin Stanwix, DPRU; Haroon Bhorat, DPRU; Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University

Minimum wages in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Piotr Lewandowski, IBS; Karolina Goraus, WNE UW

Minimum wage violation in Central and Eastern European countries

 

Radhicka Kapoor, ICRIER

Labour Regulations in India: Much Ado About Something?

13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00–15.00

Inequality of opportunity – keynote speech

Francisco H.G. Ferreira, The World Bank; Vito Peragine, University of Bari 

Equality of opportunity: theory and evidence

15.00–15.30 Coffee break
15.30–17.00

Inequality and mobility

Iga Magda, IBS; Michał Brzeziński, WNE UW

Economic growth and inequality of opportunity in Central and Eastern European countries

Mario Holzner, WIIW

Income inequalities and the crisis in Central, East and Southeast Europe

Cristiano Perugini, University of Perugia; Jens Hölscher, Bournemouth University;Simon Collie, University of Brighton

Inequality, credit and the crisis

  • Network for Jobs and Development

    The Institute for Structural Research started to collaborate with the Network for Jobs and Development (NJD) initiative of the World Bank to pursue a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach to the global jobs agenda during the period 2013-16.



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