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- Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); World Bank

Dates:June 09-11, 2011
Description:IZA/World Bank Workshop: Institutions and Informal Employment in Emerging and Transition Economies
Location:Bonn, IZA, Germany
Subject:The workshop will bring together leading scholars and young researchers pursuing research on labor markets in emerging and transition economies with a focus on the link of institutions and informal employment. Informality and informal employment pose a major challenge to policy makers in emerging and transition economies. Topics: - Definitions and measurement of informal employment and under-reporting of economic activities and income - Competing paradigms of informality in the literature (theory and evidence) - Static and dynamic models of firm formation along the formal-informal divide - Assessment of social security systems by workers and informal employment - Links between risk attitudes and time preferences of workers and informal employment - Labor market institutions and policies and their effect on informal employment - Policy interventions to enhance the emergence of workers and firms from the informal sector - Social policies to protect informal workers: design and evaluation [gem╠_╠┘ den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
JEL Code:J


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