The Bank of Italy and the CEPR are organizing a conference on "Labour market participation: Forces at work and policy challenges". The event will take place on March 15-16, 2018 at the Bank of Italy headquarters in Rome.
The patterns of labour market participation have recently started to diverge across advanced economies, reflecting structural and demographic factors as well as the long term legacies of the Great Recession, whose impact has been felt differently across countries. A full understanding of labour supply determinants is key to gauge the cyclical response of labour markets to shocks, but also to anticipate the growth prospects of each country, and the degree of its social inclusiveness. The conference aims to provide researchers with an opportunity to present theoretical and empirical research related to these issues.
The deadline for the submission of papers is 24 November, 2017 (see the Call for Papers for full details).