9/8/2009 8:03:14 AM
, an independent labor think tank, has posted two new calls for papers with entrepreneurship themes.
Organizers: Marco Caliendo (IZA), Alexander S. Kritikos (DIW Berlin and IZA)
Place: IZA, Bonn
Date: February 25 - February 26, 2010
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: December 01, 2009
Keynote Speaker: David Audretsch (Indiana University)
About the Workshop
The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading scholars and young researchers working on topics related to entrepreneurship research at the intersection of economics and psychology. Acknowledging the increasing importance of understanding the determinants of entrepreneurial development, we invite contributions from various methodological backgrounds: theoretical contributions as well as empirical research using survey evidence, laboratory experiments, neuroeconomic methods, and field experiments.
Organizers: Markus Frölich (University of Mannheim and IZA), Robert Holzmann (World Bank and IZA), Alpaslan Akay (IZA), Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: May 03 - May 04, 2010
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2009
About the conference
While most research in labor economics focuses on the US and Western Europe, the majority of the world’s population and particularly of the poor and the youth live in countries where labor markets often work quite differently. To stimulate and promote research on employment and labor economics in developing countries, the World Bank and IZA initiated in 2006 a work program on “Employment and Development”. Since 2006, the annual conference on Employment and Development provides a platform for researchers and policy experts to discuss new research findings and identify areas where further work is needed. IZA and the World Bank will organize the 5th annual conference in Cape Town, South Africa on May 3-4, 2010.
The current global economic downturn has revealed again the key importance of well functioning labor markets for helping workers and their families to weather through the storm of job losses and declines in incomes. Many workers have lost their job around the world and many others have seen their incomes dropping substantially. While in industrialized countries income support schemes and effective re-employment policies help job losers and their families, in most developing countries such policies and institutions are under-developed or non-existent, though, leaving workers and their families fully exposed to the hardship of unemployment or working poverty. Further efforts at improving the coverage and support of labor market and social policies are needed in many developing countries. In addition, improvements in the functioning of the labor market can also go a long way in ensuring a quicker and better pathway out of the downturns and into sustainable growth by contributing to an environment where new firms are created and private agents find the proper incentives to invest and innovate.