3rd IZA/HSE Workshop

26th September 2019 - 27th September 2019

Skills and Preferences and Labor Market Outcomes in Post-transition and Emerging Economies

Organizers: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna, Higher School of Economics and IZA), Vladimir Gimpelson (CLMS, Higher School of Economics, Moscow and IZA), Rostislav Kapeliushnikov (CLMS, Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Alexander Muravyev (Higher School of Economics and IZA)
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Date: September 26 – September 27, 2019
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: July 21, 2019
Final Papers Due: September 20, 2019

Most empirical research on skills (cognitive and non-cognitive) and preferences has largely relied on data from high-income, industrialized countries. There is, however, a growing literature that extends this line of research to post-transition and emerging economies, which may be of particular scientific interest because it gives the opportunity to study contexts with a much wider variability of conditions.

Therefore, we are very pleased to announce the Third IZA – Higher School of Economics Workshop on the formation of skills and preferences and their impact on the labor market in post-transition and emerging economies. The aim of the workshop is to bring together a number of junior and senior researchers to discuss their recent empirical and experimental studies on the above broad theme.

We strive for a regional balance regarding the presented research. Hence, we invite research from China, Central Asia, Latin America, North Africa, the post-Soviet region and Central and Eastern Europe.

Topics of the workshop will include (but are not limited to):

  • The formation of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in early childhood and adolescence
  • Measurement of preferences and skills using survey instruments and experiments
  • Malleability of preferences and cognitive and non-cognitive skills, and their rank order stability
  • Preferences and skills as driving factors of selection into labor market states and geographic mobility
  • Discrimination in labor markets
  • Long-term effects of educational interventions targeted at cognitive and non-cognitive skills

Further information: http://conference.iza.org/conference_files/Transition_2019/call_for_papers

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