PILLARS Conference on Education, Skills, and Worker Retraining



Pillars Conference 2022


We are pleased to announce the 1st PILLARS Conference on Education, Skills, and Worker Retraining, jointly organized by the ifo Institute, Munich and the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt. The conference is supported by CESifo and will be held on 18-19 February 2022 in Munich.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from a broad range of economic fields to discuss ongoing research on the future of work. Papers investigating skill requirements in the digital age and how (re-)training may help workers to adapt to changing work environments and new skill demand are of particular interest.

Keynote lectures at the conference will be delivered by Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford University) and Sandra McNally (University of Surrey).


The deadline for submissions for this conference is 15 October 2021 (midnight CEST). Those who wish to participate in the conference are invited to submit extended abstracts or draft papers by using the online conference tool:
Home – PILLARS Conference on Education, Skills and Worker Retraining (ifo-cesifo-events.org)

Papers presented at the conference will be given the opportunity to be published in the CESifo Working Paper Series.