The contours of work are radically changing. Innovations in policy and technology promise to generate new pathways out of poverty through improved access to information, infrastructure, capital, and markets. At the same time, rapid innovation has led to growing inequality and uncertainty for some workers, especially in cases where risk is not properly managed or understood. Around the world, but especially in poor countries, there remains remarkably little evidence to guide labor market investments.
On Thursday, November 1st, CEGA will host Evidence to Action 2018: The Reality & Future of Work. We'll explore the work lives of people in poverty, and the ways in which technology and policy can be harnessed to make future growth more inclusive. Pioneering researchers, including Paul Romer, NYU professor and 2018 Nobel laureate in Economics, will share insights from field experiments in the US, India, Kenya, Bangladesh and beyond.
The event is part of CEGA's annual Evidence to Action (E2A) series and marks our tenth year as a global leader in economic development research. Founded in 2008, CEGA has become a West Coast hub for research that influences policy dialogues and shapes government decision-making.
Date and Time
Nov 1, 2018
Keynote: Paul Romer (NYU) on "Work is School and School is Work"
With additional talks by:
Supreet Kaur on labor markets in India
Erin Kelley on new monitoring technologies for firms and employees in Kenya
Danny Schneider on work schedule instability and workers’ wellbeing
Ingrid Haegele on big data and gender equality in the workplace
Edward Miguel on investments in human capital in Kenya
Kirk Bansak on algorithms for refugee resettlement in the U.S. and Europe
Ernesto Dal Bo on personnel selection and monitoring in developing countries
Laura Boudreau on worker safety and worker rights in BangladeshErnesto Dal Bo (UC Berkeley), Supreet Kaur (UC Berkeley), Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley)
This is an invite-only event. Please enter your details here, and we will contact you if there is space.