Skills, Preferences and Labor Market Outcomes (News and Research 164)aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

The automation revolution is upon us: how can education systems best prepare the workers of the future? | Automation is accelerating the race between education and technology. The ability of education systems to respond to the demand for higher-order skills will be crucial for mitigating the income inequality resulting from automation. But many of Europe’s education systems still struggle to provide basic skills to large proportions of the population. The idea that workers would find themselves caught in a race between education and technology emerged in the 1970s with Dutch economist, and first recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Jan Tinbergen’s observation that technology benefits high-skilled workers’ productivity more than that of low-skilled workers…

3rd IZA/HSE Workshop on Skills and Preferences and Labor Market Outcomes in Post-transition and Emerging Economies | Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg | September 26-27, 2019 (organized by Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna; HSE; IZA), Vladimir Gimpelson (HSE; IZA), Rostislav Kapeliushnikov (HSE), Alexander Muravyev (HSE; IZA)):

Podcast: Pavel Luksha on Educating for Purpose, Potential, and the Planet: One of the leading education futurists, Moscow-based Pavel Luksha leads Global Education Futures

Did my grandfather and I attend the same school?

Instead of teaching us to remember the “dots”, shouldn’t school teach us how to connect them?

The best economic policies for innovation, ranked

The labor market in Russia, 2000–2017 | Low unemployment and high employment, but also low, volatile pay and high inequality characterize the Russian labor market by Vladimir Gimpelson (HSE University, Russia, and IZA, Germany) | Being the largest economy in the Eurasian region, Russia’s labor market affects economic performance and well-being in several former Soviet countries. Over the period 2000–2017, the Russian labor market survived several deep crises and underwent substantial structural changes. Major shocks were absorbed largely via wage adjustments, while aggregate employment and unemployment showed little sensitivity. Workers have paid the price for this rather stable employment situation in the form of volatile wages and a high risk of low pay.

Education vouchers

Vocational Education and Employment in Georgia

Transforming the Education Workforce

Educational Privatization in China: A Case Study