Trade and employment
Trade and Employment in Developing Countries
2 September 2015, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
This one-day international symposium will bring together leading researchers to present cutting-edge analysis and evidence on how developing countries can leverage trade for both social upgrading and inclusive development, particularly more and better jobs. The symposium will address the following themes: trade and informality; trade and inequality; trade and workers’ skills; and trade agreements and labour markets.
Making trade work for inclusive growth: the role of skills development
30 June 2015
The seminar focussed on how trade relates to technological diffusion and innovation, new forms of enterprise and inter-firm relations through outsourcing and offshoring, and increased specialization and new lines of work, which all demand higher-level technical and managerial skills. The research also provided information on addressing skills challenges in a globalized world in order to make trade-induced development more broad-based.
Better Inputs for Decent-Work Analysis: ILO Statistics and the GTAP Labour Module
3 May 2013, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
The GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) database is widely used by researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues. This seminar is on recent work to improve, using ILO statistics, the quality of the labour module of the GTAP database.
Trade and employment in services: The case of Indonesia
Chris Manning, Haryo Aswicahyono
Employment Working Paper No. 132
Labour related provisions in international investment agreements
Employment Working Paper No. 126
Job Creation through Trade: Challenges for Africa
4 June 2012
Evidence shows that some countries have been successful in creating significant amounts of jobs in export sectors. Unfortunately those success stories tend not to be African ones.
Trade and Jobs: What Role for Multilateralism
25 April 2012
Perceptions of the employment impact of trade are probably one of the main explanations for the current stalling in multilateral trade negotiations.
Making Globalization Socially Sustainable
20 September 2011
This publication consists of contributions by leading academic experts including David Blanchflower, John Haltiwanger, Nina Pavcnik and Dani Rodrik, who analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages. Together, the nine chapters in this volume summarize state-of-the art knowledge on themes related to the social dimension of globalization.
Globalization and Labour Market Outcomes
23-24 June 2011, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
A two-day event featuring an academic workshop to discuss recent research on the topic as well as a policy forum to present results to the public and discuss their policy implications. Keynote speakers: David Autor (MIT), Elhanan Helpman (Harvard), and Margaret McMillan (Tufts U and IFPRI). Academic Organizers: Sascha O. Becker (U Warwick) and Marc Muendler (UC San Diego).
Regional Trade Agreements and domestic labour market regulation
Christian Häberli, Marion Jansen, José-Antonio Monteiro
Employment Sector Working Paper No. 120
Shared Harvests: Agriculture, Trade, and Employment
The edited volume “Shared Harvests: Agriculture, Trade and Employment” is the outcome of a technical cooperation project entitled “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade and Employment” managed jointly by the European Commission and the International Labour Office (ILO) with funding from the European Union, and collaborative work between the ILO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The research findings in this volume emphasize the need to make agriculture (or re-establish it as) a high policy priority, particularly in the domains of development, trade, and employment.
Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts - ILO-EC publication
The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment
Trade and Employment in the Global Crisis
7 July 2010
In many low- and middle-income countries, the global financial crisis has led to significant losses of jobs and pressures on real wages. Based on the findings of ILO-sponsored country studies of employment impacts, this book analyses how cross-border trade has acted as a transmission channel, spreading the crisis to developing states. Key topics covered include how changes in trade flows affect the labour market, the role of price volatility and demand shocks in the recent crisis and how export concentration makes countries more vulnerable. This title is co-published with Academic Foundation.
Trade and employment: Challenges for policy research
19 February 2007
This study provides an impartial view of what can be said, on the relationship between trade and employment, an often contentious issue of public debate. Its focus is on the connections between trade policies, and labour and social policies. It is the outcome of collaborative research between the secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), addressing such issues tha concern both organizations.
ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization
13 August 2008
Adopted by the International Labour Conference at its Ninety-seventh Session, Geneva, 10 June 2008.
A Fair globalization: Creating opportunities for all
01 February 2004
World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization