Jobs and Development Conference 2021


5th IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs and Development Conference

“Building better jobs for the post-Covid19 era”

The conference will take place on September 1-3, 2021. In light of the health safety recommendations and uncertainty pertaining to international travel, the conference will be virtual.


The three-day format will feature keynote speeches, a policy panel, and about 50 paper presentations in parallel sessions. The event will focus on policy-relevant research, applicable to identifying solutions to jobs challenges in low- and middle-income countries.


To expand the frontiers of global knowledge around jobs and advance the discussion on the most effective policies, we are interested in policy-relevant papers on all topics in labor and development economics, but especially in papers that focus on:

  • Technology and the future of work
  • Trade, global value chains and their effect on jobs
  • Migration
  • The COVID-19 pandemic, living standards and jobs
  • Women in the labor market
Speakers / Performers:
To be announced
Recommended For
Faculty and staff
General public
HKUST Family
PG students
UG students
HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies
IZA - Institute of Labor Economics
The World Bank
The Network on Jobs and Development (NJD)
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