Labor and Development

The Program is concerned with the functioning of labor markets in developing countries, with a particular focus on employment and earnings both in wage employment and in self-employment. Empirical and theoretical examinations of labor markets are both encouraged, especially in a dynamic context. While macroeconomic and microeconomic approaches are both welcome, highest priority will be given to market-level analyses - that is, how employment and wages are determined in each labor market and how conditions in one labor market affect those in another.

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Gary S. Fields

Gary S. Fields

Program Coordinator

Cornell University

David A. Robalino

David A. Robalino

Program Coordinator

The World Bank

Elie Murard

Elie Murard

Deputy Program Coordinator

IZA