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IZA/OECD/World Bank/UCW Workshop: Job Quality in Post-transition, Emerging and Developing Countries

Organizers: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA), Alexander Muravyev (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg Branch and IZA), David A. Robalino (World Bank and IZA), Furio C. Rosati (University of Rome Tor Vergata, UCW, ILO and IZA), Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Location:Palazzo Falletti, Via Panisperna 207, Sala del Trono
Date:October 13, 2016 - October 14, 2016

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

Program

+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ general discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, October 13:

08:45 - 09:00   Registration
 
 
09:00 - 09:10   Opening Remarks by Organizers
 
 
09:10 - 10:30   Session A: Job Quality and Skills Use in OECD and Emerging Countries
  Chair: Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
 
    Sandrine Cazes (OECD), Andrea Garnero (OECD and IZA)
  "How Good Is Your Job? Trends in Job Quality in OECD and Emerging Countries"
 
    Glenda Quintini (OECD)
  "The Influence of Management Practices on Skills Use at Work"
 
 
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
 
 
11:00 - 13:00   Session B: Self-Employment, Informal Employment and Informality Dynamics in Comparative Perspective
  Chair: Jochen Kluve (Humboldt University Berlin, RWI and IZA)
 
    T. H. Gindling (University of Maryland, Baltimore County and IZA), David Newhouse (World Bank and IZA), Nadwa Mossaad (UMBC)
  "Earnings Premiums and Penalties for Self-Employment and Informal Employees Around the World"
 
    Ahmed Elsayed (IZA), Jackline Wahba (University of Southampton and IZA)
  "Informality Dynamics and Gains during Political Change: Why Want a Job Contract?"
 
    Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA), Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA), Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA)
  "Informal Employment in Russia and the Informal-Formal Wage Gap"
 
 
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
14:00 - 16:00   Session C: ALMP, Youth Preferences and Labor Market Reform
  Chair: Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA)
 
    Jochen Kluve (Humboldt University Berlin, RWI and IZA), Veronica Escudero (ILO), Elva López Mourelo (ILO), Clemente Pignatti (ILO)
  "The Effectiveness of Active Labor Market Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evidence from a Meta Analysis"
 
    Furio C. Rosati (University of Rome Tor Vergata, UCW, ILO and IZA), David A. Robalino (World Bank and IZA)
  "Assessing Youth Preferences for Jobs and ALMP"
 
    Milan Vodopivec (International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia and IZA), Suzana Laporsek (University of Primorska), Matija Vodopivec (University of Primorska)
  "Levelling the Playing Field: The Effects of Slovenia’s 2013 Labor Market Reform"
 
 
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
 
 
16:30 - 17:50   Session D: Job Satisfaction
  Chair: Gianna Claudia Giannelli (University of Florence and IZA)
 
    Cinzia Rienzo (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)), Andy T. Newell (University of Sussex and IZA), Andy McKay (University of Sussex)
  "Job Satisfaction among Young Workers in Eastern and Southern Africa: A Comparative Analysis"
 
    Ivica Rubil (Institute of Economics, Zagreb), Marko Ledic (University of Milan)
  "Preference-respecting Multidimensional Well-being on the Job: Evidence from Recent Graduates"
 
 
20:00       Dinner
 
 

Friday, October 14:

09:30 - 10:50   Session E: Direct Evidence on Job Quality
  Chair: Alexander Muravyev (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg Branch and IZA)
 
    Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research (IBS) and IZA), Marek Gora (Warsaw School of Economics and IZA), Maciej Lis (Institute for Structural Research (IBS))
  "Temporary Employment Boom in Poland – a Job Quality Quantity Trade-off?"
 
    Damir Esenaliev (SIPRI), Neil Ferguson (International Security and Development Center)
  "Weighting the Obvious? Indexing Job Quality and the Impact of “Bad Jobs” on Well-being in Kyrgyzstan"
 
 
10:50 - 11:20   Coffee Break
 
 
11:20 - 12:40   Session F: Sexual Harassment and Child Labor from a Gender Perspective
  Chair: Furio C. Rosati (University of Rome Tor Vergata, UCW, ILO and IZA)
 
    Drusilla Brown (Tufts University), Laura Babbitt (Tufts University), Claire Sleigh (Tufts University), Xirong Lin (Boston College)
  "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Theory, Evidence and Remediation"
 
    Gianna Claudia Giannelli (University of Florence and IZA), Sara Burrone (University of Florence)
  "Child Labor and Labor Market Outcomes in Tanzania: A Gender Perspective"
 
 
12:40 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:20   Session G: Career and Financial Incentives and Reliance on Self-selection
  Chair: Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research (IBS) and IZA)
 
    Hyuncheol Bryant Kim (Cornell University), Seonghoon Kim (Singapore Management University), Thomas Kim (Yonsei University)
  "The Selection and Causal Effects of Work Incentives on Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi"
 
    Alicia Marguerie (CREST (ENSAE)), Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago and IZA), Bruno Crepon (CREST and IZA), Patrick Premand (World Bank)
  "How Far Can We Rely on Self-selection? Evidence from a Public Works Program in Cote d’Ivoire"
 
 
15:20 - 15:40   Coffee Break
 
 
15:40 - 17:00   Session H: International Standards and Labor Market Regulations
  Chair: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA)
 
    Neda Trifkovic (UNU-WIDER)
  "Spillover Effects of International Standards: Work Conditions in the Vietnamese SMEs"
 
    Mariana Viollaz (CEDLAS-UNLP)
  "Enforcement of Labor Market Regulations: Heterogeneous Compliance and Adjustment across Gender"
 
 
17:00 - 17:30   Concluding Remarks by Organizers