First IZA / World Bank / NJD Conference on Jobs and Development


Anabel González, Carmen Pagés-Serra et al
11 - 12 May 2018 (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.

Following the success of the 2016 Jobs and Development Conference in Washington D.C.,  IZA – Institute of Labor Economics with the World Bank Jobs Group and the Network on Jobs and Development,  will be hosting a 2-day conference at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.

Conference agenda, papers and vidoes can be found at the official website at

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss the latest policy-relevant research to foster the creation of multi-sector, multi-disciplinary solutions to jobs challenges around the world based on research and empirical evidence. In addition to the regular sessions in all fields of labor economics and development, special sessions on Development Processes, Jobs and Labor Market Outcomes will be featured.


  • Economic growth and changing labor market outcomes
  • The relationship between technological progress and technology adoption, and job creation and wage inequality
  • Productivity growth, structural change, and the role of manufacturing and services in development process
  • Educational expansion, utilization of skills and wage premia
  • Demographic change, youth employment, prolonging working lives
  • Job quality, informality and labor market segmentation
  • Occupational and geographical mobility of labor
  • Energy transitions, job creation and demand for skills


IZA – Institute of Labor Economics – Gary Fields and Elie Murard
The World Bank – Jobs Group – David Robalino and Julia Granata
The Network on Jobs and Development (NJD), a partnership of five research institutes from various regions of the world:

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana– Ana María Díaz and Paula Herrera