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A look at the Conference on Labour Markets In Developing Countries


On 9-10 May, Prof. Michele Pellizzari and Prof. Giacomo De Giorgi from the GSEM co-organized a conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO)Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and International Growth Centre (IGC).

The goal of the event was to provide a forum for high-quality work in labour and development economics. In addition, the conference provided a platform for researchers and policy makers to exchange knowledge and to engage in policy discussions.

The keynote lectures were given by: 

  • Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, and Director of the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago. Prof Greenstone served as the Chief Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.
  • Robert M. Townsend, the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at MIT, an Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Townsend is twice the recipient of the Frisch Medal (1998 and 2012) awarded by the Econometric Society. 

The Final Panel discussion was chaired by Yves Flückiger (Rector of the University of Geneva) and saw the participation of Pamhidzai H. Bamu-Chipunza (Africa Coordinator at WIEGO),  and Michelle Leighton (Chief of the Migrant Branch at ILO).

For more information, please visit the conference page.

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May 14, 2019
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