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T.A.S.K.S. 2 (Technology, Assets, Skills, Knowledge, Specialisation) - Second International Workshop

Date

January 17-18, 2012

Conference Venue

Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Bonn, Germany

Abstract

Following up the first international workshop on the task-based approach, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) are very pleased to announce T.A.S.K.S. 2 at BIBB in Bonn.

The task-based framework has proven to be of high potential in understanding recent labour market trends in the US, such as trends in wages, skill demand change and employment shifts. It provides a systematic approach to the study of interactions between technology, tasks and skills in modern labour markets. A rapidly increasing number of studies successfully apply the framework to labour market trends in other industrialised countries. The task approach, moreover, has found application as an organising framework in related fields such as immigration and international off-shoring studies.

This workshop invites empirical and theoretical contributions using the task-based approach from all areas of labour market research, and from related fields such as sociology and economics of vocational education and training, industrial economics, international comparisons, public finance, or stratification research.

Keynotes and invited speakers

  • David Autor, MIT Department of Economics
  • Bernd Fitzenberger, Department of Applied Economics, University of Freiburg
  • Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
  • Heike Solga, Research Unit 'Skill Formation and Labor Markets', Social Science Research Center Berlin

Scientific Committee

  • Reinhold Weiß, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
  • Joachim Möller, IAB Nuremberg and University of Regensburg
  • Christian Dustmann, Department of Economics, UCL
  • Bernd Fitzenberger, Department of Applied Economics, University of Freiburg
  • Maarten Goos, Faculty of Business and Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Michael Handel, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University
  • Michael Pflüger, Faculty of Economics, University of Passau
  • Heike Solga, Research Unit 'Skill Formation and Labor Markets', Social Science Research Center Berlin
  • Alexandra Spitz-Oener, Department of Economics, Humboldt University Berlin

 

Additional information

Call for Papers (Deadline is August 1, 2011)
Programme


For further information please contact Daniela Rohrbach-Schmidt, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training or Christiane Spies, Institute of Employment Research.

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