Events and courses

June 2019

  1. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Direct and indirect effects of a subsidized apprenticeship program

    Evaluations of employment programs usually focus on direct impacts on participants, but potential indirect effects are rarely quantified. This paper analyzes how the introduction of a subsidized apprenticeship program in Côte d’Ivoire impacts youths’ decision to enter apprenticeship and firms’ demand for apprentices in the short-term. The experiment simultaneously randomized whether apprenticeship positions opened by firms were filled by the program, and whether interested youths were assigned to a formal apprenticeship. This design allows for estimating whether individuals forgo other apprenticeship opportunities (windfall effects), and whether firms replace other apprentices with program participants (substitution effects). We find both effects to be moderate. A framework shows how they combine. Overall, 0.74 to 0.77 apprenticeship position is created per subsidized apprentice. This shows that the intervention expands access to apprenticeships and increases the net number of positions in firms. The subsidy offsets foregone labor earnings while youth are in formal apprenticeships. At the same time, the net value of work provided by apprentices increases, pointing to large indirect effects in firms.

  2. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Trade and Development Report 2018 - Power, platforms and the free trade delusion

    Presenter: Jeronim Capaldo (UNCTAD), Chair: Tahmina Karimova (RESEARCH, ILO)

    Jeronim Capaldo is an Economist who joined the ILO in 2014. His research focuses on macroeconometric modelling, which he applies to project global scenarios for growth, employment and income distribution. He is currently on a secondment to UNCTAD. Previously, Jeronim worked at Tufts University and at the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He is a graduate of the USA New School for Social Research (Phd in Economics) and the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Laurea in Economia).

May 2019

  1. 9-10 May 2019, International Labour Organization, Geneva

    First ILO-CEPR-IGC-UNIGE Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries

    The 2019 CEPR/IGC/ILO/UNIGE Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries will be held in Geneva on 9-10 May 2019 at the headquarters of the ILO. The Conference is jointly organised by CEPR, IGC, ILO and the Institute of Economics and Econometrics at the GSEM-University of Geneva.

February 2019

  1. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Challenges and contradictions in the normalisation of precarious work

    Jill Rubery has worked at Manchester since 1989, first at the Manchester School of Management at UMIST and since 2004 in Alliance Manchester Business School. She previously worked at the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge University. She is the Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School. She was previously Deputy Director of Alliance Manchester Business School (2007-2013) and head of the People, Management and Organisation Division ( 2004- 2009). In 2006 she was elected a fellow of the British Academy and an emeritus fellow of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

January 2019

  1. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Labour market reforms in Italy (2014-2018)

    Marco Leonardi is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Milan. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 2004, specializing in Labour Economics. Before starting his academic career in Milan, he worked as Researcher at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He has published extensively on contemporary labour market topics, such as wage inequality, EPLs, temporary work and job mobility. During the years 2014-2018 he has held several advisory positions for the Italian Government.

December 2018

  1. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Should I stay or should I go? Austerity, unemployment and migration

    The seminar will discuss the differences between the effects different of tax-spending instruments used for debt consolidation in the presence of cross-country labour mobility using a general equilibrium framework. Guilherme will present the main takeaways from his most recent publication, “Should I stay or should I go? Austerity, unemployment and migration”, highlighting how high unemployment and fiscal austerity during the Great Recession have led to significant migration outflows in several European countries. The seminar will also discuss how these migration flows in turn have impacted unemployment, both in the short-run and in the medium-run.

  2. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Global Supply Chains, employment and production systems

  3. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Do jobs aid peace?

    The seminar will discuss the contribution of employment programmes to peacebuilding in conflict-affected countries. Prof. Tilman Brück will present the findings from his recent publication titled “Jobs aid peace”, highlighting the main theories linking employment programmes and peace. The good practices for conducting evaluations of employment programmes in conflict-affected countries will also be examined.

November 2018

  1. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Labour Law in a Warming World

    The seminar will discuss regulatory dimensions of the labour and environmental sustainability nexus, and will explore possibilities for developing a more ecologically-attuned labour regulations.

  2. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Trade and labour standards

    Presenters: Professor Daniel Damasio Borges (UNESP, Brazil / IEA de Nantes, France) Discussant : Karen Curtis (ILO, Normes)