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IESR–GLO Workshop on Belt and Road Labor Markets 2019

IESR-GLO Workshop on “Belt and Road” Labor Markets

Organizers: Shuaizhang Feng and Klaus Zimmermann

Dates: March 21 and 22, 2019

Venue: Room 106B, Zhonghui Building, Main Campus of Jinan University, Guangzhou



Workshop Schedule:

March 21st, 2019

9:30-9:40 Welcome remarks, by Shuaizhang Feng and Klaus Zimmermann

9:40-10:40 Michele Bruni: China and the BRI Countries at a Demographic Crossroad: Labour Market Implications, Challenges and Opportunities

10:40-11:10 Group Picture and Coffee Break

11:10-11:50 Asad Islam: Can Referral Improve Targeting? Evidence from a Training Experiment

11:50-13:50 Lunch

13:50-14:30 Jinseong Park: Parental Wealth, Time to First Job, and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Housing Wealth Shocks in South Korea

14:30-14:50 Coffee Break

14:50-15:30 Niaz Asadullah: Female Seclusion from Paid Work: A Social Norm or Cultural Preference?

15:30-16:10 Shuaizhang Feng: The Challenge of Internal Migration on China’s Long Term Sustainable Growth

March 22nd, 2019

9:00-9:40 Chandarany Ouch: (TBD)

9:40-10:20 Sen Xue: Institutional Restrictions on Migration and Migrant Consumption and Savings Response

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break

10:40-11:20 Klaus Zimmermann: Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water in Bangladesh: Knowledge and Response

11:20-12:00 Discussion

12:00-14:00 Lunch


List of Participants

Michele Bruni: Professor at the Centre for the Analysis of Public Policies, University of Modena, Team Leader of EU-China Social Protection Reform Project

Shuaizhang Feng: Professor and Dean of IESR, Jinan University

Asad Islam: Associate Professor of Department of Economics, Monash University

Niaz M. Asadullah: Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Univ of Malaya

Chandarany Ouch: Research Fellow, Head of Economics Unit, Cambodia Development Resource Institute

Jinseong Park: Assistant Professor of IESR, Jinan University

Sen Xue: Assistant Professor of IESR, Jinan University

Klaus Zimmermann: Professsor of Bonn University and UNU-MERIT, President of the Global Labor Organization

Sen Xue
Jinseong Park
Klaus Zimmermann
Shuaizhang Feng
Chandarany Ouch
Asad Islam
Niaz M. Asadullah
Michele Bruni