Call for papers: Conference on “Globalisation and Labour Markets”, London June 14-15, 2018.

On the suggestion of GLO Fellow Cevat Giray Aksoy (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), we post the following Call for Papers for a Conference on “Globalisation and Labour Markets”:

CEPR, EBRD and The Economics of Transition

Conference Call for Papers
Submission deadline – 30th January 20182nd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Symposium: Globalisation and Labour Markets;  London, June 14-15, 2018

You are invited to submit a paper to the 2nd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Economics Symposium on globalisation and labour markets in advanced and emerging markets. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policy makers to discuss new research findings and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Papers are invited on the following – non-exhaustive – list of topics:

  • International trade and labour market outcomes
  • The political, economic and social consequences of globalisation
  • Migration and social mobility within and across countries
  • Educational attainment and skill development in a globalised world
  • The changing nature of work in the digital economy
  • Inequality, inclusion and gender in the global economy
  • Institutional quality and governance in a comparative perspective
  • Globalisation and its impact on the environment
  • The role of automation and robots in shaping labour markets
  • Globalisation and labour regulation

The symposium features keynote talks by Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR) and David Dorn (University of Zurich and CEPR).

Authors of accepted papers will be invited (without obligation) to submit their papers for a special issue of the Economics of Transition. Accommodation expenses will be covered for speakers and discussants. Travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with CEPR’s expense guidelines.

To submit a paper (full papers accepted only), please send an email to Lucie Newman at In the subject header please add “Submission: Globalisation and Labour Markets Symposium” and nothing else. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present and whether or not the presenter would also be willing to act as a discussant. The submission deadline is 30 January 2018 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 16 March 2018.

The conference will be held at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London. The conference programme starts on Thursday morning (June 14) and ends on Friday afternoon (June 15). An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening. Details about the sponsors:, and


Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, LSE and WEF)
Cagatay Bircan (EBRD)
Michelle J. Brock (EBRD and CEPR)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University)
Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)
Sergei Guriev (EBRD, Sciences Po and CEPR)
Guy Michaels (LSE, CEP and CEPR)
Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London, LSE and CEPR)

GLO Fellow Cevat Giray Aksoy (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)