International Conference: People Matter: Quality of Life and Population Wellbeing in Post-Transition Economies

This conference will bring together researchers interested in population well-being in the region and provide an opportunity for extended dialogue among academic and policy researchers, government officials and policymakers to promote use evidence-based decision making at all levels.

The goals of the conference are to:

Keynote Speaker

Professor Klaus F. Zimmermann is a leading scholar and prominent policy authority in labor economics, population economics, migration and other areas of economics.

Currently Professor Zimmermann is Co – Director, POP – Centre for Population, Development and Labour Economics at UNU – MERIT, Maastricht and Visiting Professor at Harvard and Princeton Universities. He was a Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) from April 1998 until February 2016. Under his leadership the institute established itself among the world’s leading research institutions and think tanks in the field of labor economics. Since 2017 he is also the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

Date: 14th – 15th September 2017

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Tarasa Shevchenko Blvd., 30

Hosted by: Kyiv School of Economics and VoxUkraine

Supporting organizations: University of Kent, University of California-Berkeley


Conference Chair: Olena Nizalova (University of Kent)

Academic Program Chair: Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California-Berkley)

Policy Program Chair: Tymofiy Mylovanov (Kyiv School of Economics)

Organizing Committee: Olga Kupets (Kyiv School of Economics), Mariya Aleksynska (ILO), Irina Denisova (New Economic School) and Iryna Sobetska (Kyiv School of Economics)

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