Conference on Education, Skills, and Worker Retraining
We are pleased to announce the 1st PILLARS Conference on Education, Skills, and Worker Retraining on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 February 2022.
Please note that due to the current Covid situation the conference will run in an online format and the dates have been changed to Thursday 17 and Friday 18 February 2022.
The conference is jointly organized by the ifo Institute, Munich and the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt and supported by CESifo. It brings together researchers from a broad range of economic fields to discuss ongoing research on the future of work. Accepted papers investigate skill requirements in the digital age, the impact of automation and digitization on employment, the transferability of skills after technology-induced displacement, and the relevance of (re-)training and on-the-job learning for skill development on the modern labor market. The papers propose novel ways of measuring skills using unique data from online job vacancies, apprenticeship plans, and worker task surveys. The conference will inform policy-makers how to design education and training policies to help workers to adapt to changing work environments and skill requirements.
Keynote lectures at the conference will be delivered by Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford University) and Sandra McNally (University of Surrey).