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

June 09-11, 2011
IZA/World Bank Workshop: Institutions and Informal Employment in Emerging and Transition Economies
Bonn, IZA, Germany
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]
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