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The German Labor Market in a Globalized World


10 - 11 April 2015


The Conference will be held in Congress Centre of Bundesagentur fuer Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency), Regensburger Strasse 104, Nuremberg, Germany.

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The Conference is organized in cooperation of DFG, ZEW and FDZ. 


The central purpose of the proposed Priority Programme is to develop a deeper understanding of the challenges facing labour markets in Germany in particular and throughout Europe in a global context. The programme addresses pertinent research issues on the link between trade, technology, and demographic changes as they affect wages and employment. In an international perspective, the programme will analyse empirically the way the German labour market works with particular emphasis on labour market flows, on the role of institutions and policies, on the explanation for the increase in inequality, on demographic changes, and on the links to education and important non-economic motives and outcomes. An understanding of these issues is key for policies relating to skills development of the population at all ages, family issues and gender in the labour market, demography, child development, health, social policies, crime, immigration, as well as the macroeconomic performance of the labour market. The challenges posed by competition and potential immigration combined with demographic developments will not only affect various labour market groups in different ways (with important consequences for inequality), but also force human resource management practices to adapt. The programme aims to make progress in areas of labour market research. The core research areas where the programme invites proposals are:

  • technology, globalisation, tasks, wages
  • group differences in labour market outcomes
  • imperfect competition, institutions, government policy, unemployment
  • human resource management and organisational change
  • education, vocational training, demographic changes, cognitive and non-cognitive skills, earl childhood development


The German Labor Market in a Globalized World: Trade, Technology and Demographics


For further questions and more information about the international conference please contact  Arne Jonas Warnke (ZEW) and Veronika Zakrocki (FDZ).

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