5th IZA/FCDO G˛LM-LIC ONLINE Research Conference: New Research on Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries

Organizers: Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and IZA), Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
Date:December 07, 2020 - December 08, 2020

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 15 minutes +++ floor discussion: 15 minutes +++

Monday, December 07:

        All times stated in CET (Central European Time, GMT+1)

11:00 CET (GMT+1) is:

02:00 PST (GMT-8)
05:00 EST (GMT-5)

10:00 GMT

15:30 IST (GMT+5:30)
21:00 AEDT (GMT+11)
11:00 - 11:15   Meet and Greet
11:15 - 11:30   Welcome Remarks
Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and IZA)
Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
11:30 - 12:00   Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and IZA) and Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
"Gender, Jobs and Poverty: A New Dataset"
        Session A: Asia I
  Chair: Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and IZA)
12:00 - 12:30   Asadul Islam (Monash University)
  "The Impact of COVID19 Pandemic on the Small Firms in Developing Countries"
12:30 - 13:00   Atonu Rabbani (University of Dhaka), Hannah Uckat (World Bank), Chris Woodruff (University of Oxford)
  "The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Livelihoods of Bangladeshi Garment Workers"
13:00 - 13:30   Lise Masselus (RWI), Nathan Fiala (University of Connecticut and RWI)
  "Measuring the Impact of Microfinance Plus during COVID-19: Study Design and Challenges"
13:30 - 14:00   Break
        Session B: Asia II
  Chair: Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
14:00 - 14:30   Mahreen Mahmud (University of Exeter), Hamna Ahmed (Lahore School of Economics), Farah Said (Lahore School of Economics), Zunia Tirmazee (Lahore School of Economics)
  "Encouraging Female Graduates to Enter the Labour Force: Do Role Model Interventions Work?"
14:30 - 15:00   Corey Vernot (Yale University)
  "Seasonal Deprivation in Rural Labor Markets and the COVID-19 Pandemic"
15:00 - 15:30   Break
        Session C: Asia III
  Chair: Charity Moore (Yale University)
15:30 - 16:00   Kate Vyborny (Duke University)
  "Women's Work and Labor Force Participation in Pakistan’s COVID Recovery Period"
16:00 - 16:30   Charity Moore (Yale University)
  "Is Heading Home a Dead End? COVID-Induced Migration and Local Labor Market Opportunities in Rural India"
16:30 - 17:00   Natalie Bau (University of California, Los Angeles)
  "Socio-economic Effects of Covid-19 and Containment Policies in India"
17:00 - 17:30   Rachel Heath (University of Washington), Laura Boudreau (Columbia University), Wahedur Rahman (BRAC University)
  "The Effects of Employer Responses to COVID-19 on Female Garment Workers in Bangladesh"

Tuesday, December 08:

        All times stated in CET (Central European Time, GMT+1)

14:15CET (GMT+1) is:

05:15 PST (GMT-8)
08:15 EST (GMT-5)

13:15 GMT

18:45 IST (GMT+5:30)
0:15 AEDT (GMT+11)
14:15 - 14:30   Meet and Greet
        Session D: Africa I
  Chair: Selim Gulesci (Trinity College Dublin)
14:30 - 15:00   Selim Gulesci (Trinity College Dublin)
  "Returns to Childcare and Capital: Experimental Evidence from Uganda"
15:00 - 15:30   Julian Rose (RWI)
  "Cash Transfers and Long-term Resilience - The Impact of COVID-19 on the Informal Sector in Uganda"
15:30 - 15:45   Break
        Session E: Africa II
  Chair: Amalia Miller (University of Virginia and IZA)
15:45 - 16:15   Livia Alfonsi (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Meet Your Future: Job Search Effort and Aspirations of Young Jobseekers"
16:15 - 16:45   Amalia Miller (University of Virginia and IZA)
  "Gender Differences in the Effects of the ‘Great Lockdown’ on Time Use"
16:45 - 17:15   Break
        Session F: Africa III
  Chair: Michael Walker (University of California, Berkeley)
17:15 - 17:45   Abdelrahman Nagy (J-PAL)
  "Assessing the Labor Market Impact of COVID-19 on Women with Young Children in Egypt"
17:45 - 18:15   Caroline Krafft (St. Catherine University)
  "Sudan Labor Market Panel Survey"
18:15 - 18:45   Michael Walker (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Gender Effects of COVID-19: Evidence from the Kenya Life Panel Survey"
18:45 - 19:00   Break
        Session G: Africa IV
  Chair: Todd Pugatch (Oregon State University and IZA)
19:00 - 19:30   Todd Pugatch (Oregon State University and IZA), Moussa P. Blimpo (World Bank)
  "Entrepreneurship Education and Teacher Training in Rwanda"
19:30 - 20:00   Eric Hsu (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Taming Counterfeit Markets with Consumer Information"
20:00 - 20:30   Kelsey Jack (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
  "Relaxing Seasonal Constraints to Improve Labor Productivity: Scaling up with a Private Sector Partner"