HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies is a members of the Network on Jobs and Development (NJD) partnership supported by the World Bank’s Development Grant Facility (DGF). The NJD was established to pursue a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach to the global jobs agenda during the period 2013-16.
The objective of the program is to contribute to the creation of multi-sector, multi-disciplinary solutions to the jobs challenges around the world based on research and empirical evidence from programs on the ground by:
- Building a vibrant and engaging community of practice on jobs.
- Fostering dialogue among policymakers, academia, private sector, labor unions, development practitioners, and others on the need to tackle the jobs challenge from a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary perspective.
- Strengthening capacities, developing tools and sharing lessons learned among DGF partners and provide solutions to enhance the global dialogue on the jobs agenda.
The NJD Initiative recognizes employment generation as a critical condition for raising living standards, achieving poverty reduction, and the role of globalization in improving labour working conditions. It supports the extension of the benefits of growth and good jobs to lagging regions within countries and emphasizes the role of employment and skills in driving economic growth. This will help facilitate the identification and dissemination of best practices and innovations on job creation.
HKUST IEMS is one of the 5 partners of the network. Our partners include:
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations: Jobs and Development –Creating Multi-Disciplinary Solutions
- IBS: Research on jobs and development
- Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association: Jobs development project
- Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town
while the World Bank Jobs group is our counterpart at the World Bank.
Contact at HKUST IEMS: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Google Hangout] Making Vocational Education Work in Emerging Markets
[Google Hangout] CHINA IN AFRICA: China’s Impact on African Employment
[Google Hangout] Minimum Wages as an Instrument to Reduce Inequality in Emerging Markets
[Google Hangout] Extending Working Lives of Older Workers in Emerging Markets
[Video Interview] Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University): When job contracts prevent productivity gains from new technology
[Video Interview] Jonathan Eaton (Pennsylvania State University): Outsourcing, technology, globalization and jobs
[Video Interview] Shuaizhang Feng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics): The reality behind Chinese unemployment data
[Video Interview] Albert Park (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology): Looking at the impact of changes to Chinese labor laws
[Video Interview] Hongbin Li (Tsinghua University): College education still makes a huge difference for Chinese workers
[Video Interview] Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University): Rising return to education among more women than men in China
[Video Interview] Shi Li (Beijing Normal University): (1) Conflicting early findings, (2) Why China has pursued a minimum wage, (3)Enforcement of minimum wage much improved
[Video Interview] David Neumark (University of California, Irvine): (1) The case for global pressure, (2) Vital to identify winners and losers
[Video Interview] John T. Addison (University of South Carolina): (1) Key is to weigh trade offs, (2) No magic formula for setting minimum wages
Speaker(s) Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University) and 80+ speakersDate 2 Nov 2016 – 3 Nov 2016Time 12:00:am - 11:59:pmVenue The World Bank Headquarters
Speaker(s) Albert Park (HKUST IEMS), Prashant Loyalka (Stanford University), Aashish Mehta (UC-Santa Barbara), Joana Silva (World Bank)Date 20 Feb 2016 – 20 Feb 2016Time 8:30:am - 9:45:pmVenue Online
Speaker(s) Ping Wang (Washington University in Saint Louis), Todd Schoellman (Arizona State University), Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto), Xin Meng (Australian National University), Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research, Warsaw), Timo Boppart (Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm), Loren Brandt (University of Toronto), Roberto Samniego (George Washington University), Yang Du (CASS), Pankaj Vashisht (ICRIER, India), Alessio Moro (University of Cagliari), Joseph Kaboski (Notre Dame), Ming Lu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Chu Ping Lo (National Taiwan University), Jiaoxiong Yao (John Hopkins University), Feicheng Wang (University of Nottingham Ningbo), Sebastian Monroy (World Bank), Albert Park (HKUST IEMS), Jin Wang (HKUST IEMS), Yong Wang (HKUST IEMS), Christopher Pissarides (LSE/HKUST IEMS), Rachel Ngai (LSE/HKUST IEMS), Gary Fields (Cornell University), Alessio Moro (University of Cagliari)Date 11 Dec 2015 – 13 Dec 2015Time 12:00:am - 11:59:pmVenue LSKG012, HKUST Business School, HKUST Campus
Speaker(s) Stephen Golub, Barry Sautman, Mwangi Kimenyi, Haroon BhoratDate 23 Feb 2015 – 23 Feb 2015Time 10:00:pm - 11:30:pmVenue Virtual
Speaker(s) Jin-Young Choi, Shuaizhang Feng, Li Han, Christina Jenq, Kamhon Kan,Seik Kim, Jungmin Lee, Myoung-jae Lee, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Mark Rosenzweig, Masaru Sasaki, Yasuyuki Sawada, Xinzheng Shi, Claire Hsiu-Han Shih, Sujata Visaria, Izumi Yokoyama, Junsen ZhangDate 28 Nov 2014 – 29 Nov 2014Time 9:00:am - 5:30:pmVenue IAS2042, 2/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Speaker(s) Albert Park, Aly Mbaye, Asad Alam, Barry Sautman, Ben Stanwix, Bernard Casar, Brigitte Read, Catriona Purfield, Chunlin Xhang, Leo Rose-innes, David Maimela, Deborah Brautigam, Derek Yu, Ferdie Mostert, Francisco Ferreira, Haroon Bhorat, Isabel Yishu Yang, Jana Mudronova, Karmen Naidoo, Marsten Giese, Kavisha Pillay, Kwesi Dzapong Prah, Lawrence Edwards, Li Shi, Iria Pigato, Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba, Nan Tan, Nany Whiteney, Nicoli Nattrass, Prcy Moleke, Peter Wonacott, Ping Hua, Rebecca Murdoch, Rob Urquhart, Stephen Golub, Wang Duanyong, Ward Anseew, Witness Simbanegavi, Xiaobo Zhang, Xiaofang Shen, Yu-Shan WuDate 21 Nov 2014 – 22 Nov 2014Time 2:33:am - 3:33:amVenue Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
Speaker(s) Uma Rani, Haroon Bhorat, Carl Lin, Ximena Del Carpio, Albert ParkDate 18 Nov 2014 – 18 Nov 2014Time 10:00:pm - 11:05:pmVenue Virtual
Speaker(s) Albert Park, Marek Góra,Truman Gregory PackardDate 17 Jun 2014 – 17 Jun 2014Time 9:30:am - 12:00:pmVenue Virtual
Speaker(s) Alfred Cheung-ming Chan (Lingnan University), Andrew Mason (University of Hawaii), Atsushi Seike (Keio University), James Smith (RAND Corporation)Date 14 Apr 2014 – 16 Apr 2014Time 9:00:am - 5:30:pmVenue IAS Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST