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MEDIA ADVISORY: Trade and Employment Post-Crisis Conference

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Contacts:
World Bank: Alejandra Viveros, (202) 473-4306, Aviveros@worldbank.org
ILO: Andréa Cuba,  (202) 617-3954, sanchezcuba@ilo.org 
 
Media are cordially invited to attend the conference Trade and Employment Post-Crisis: Global Shocks, Structural Changes and Policy Responses on Monday, October 25, organized jointly by the World Bank and the International Labour Office (ILO). Held in the lead up to the G20 Summit in Seoul, November 11-12, the conference will discuss the role of open markets in supporting growth and job creation.

In the last G20 Summit in Toronto, leaders called on the OECD, the ILO, World Bank, and the WTO to report on the benefits of trade liberalization for employment and growth at the Seoul gathering. 

WHAT:   Trade and Employment Post-Crisis Conference
  
WHEN:  Monday, October 25th, 2010
  
TIME:   9:15 a.m. -- 18:00 p.m.
  
WHERE:  The World Bank
               J Building, JB1-080 Auditorium
               701 18th  Street, NW Washington DC
          

Please confirm your attendance with Morana Song, Msong@worldbank.org to get a pass.


PROGRAM

Trade and Employment Post-Crisis: Global Shocks, Structural Changes           
and Policy Responses

Morning session 1
Chair: Bernard Hoekman, Director, Trade Department, Poverty Reduction and
Economic Management (PREM) Vice Presidency, World Bank

9:15  Opening remarks 

José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, Employment Sector, ILO
Otaviano Canuto, Vice-President and Network Head, PREM, World Bank

9:30  Lessons from the Crisis (Part I): Trade Shocks and Employment in Developing Countries

  • Trade and Employment in the Global Crisis, Marion Jansen, Coordinator, Trade and Development Program, ILO
  • Coping with Labor Crises in Middle Income Countries, Jaime Saavedra, Acting Director, Poverty Reduction, and David Robalino,  Lead Economist, Social Protection
  • The Roles of Openness and Labor Market Institutions for Employment Dynamics during Economic Crises, Elisa Gamberoni (World Bank), Erik von Uexkull (ILO) and Sebastian Weber (Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva)

11:00  Coffee Break

Morning session 2
Chair: Raed Safadi, Deputy Director, Trade and Agriculture Department, OECD

11:30 Lessons from the Crisis (Part II): Structural Changes in Global Demand and Production and Prospects for Development

  • Shift in Global Demand and Effects on Employment, Skills, and Labor Standards in Developing Countries (Thai Cassava and Gabon Timber), Raphael Kaplinsky, Professor of International Development, Open University
  • Global Value Chains Consolidation and Upgrading in Developing Countries (Apparel and Services), Gary Gereffi, Professor of Sociology, Duke University
  • The Increasing Role of Developing Countries in the Automotive and Electronics Global Value Chains, Tim Sturgeon, Senior Research Affiliate, MIT

13:00 Lunch (a light lunch will be provided to the participants)

Afternoon session 1
Chair: Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank

14:00 Fine-Tuning Globalization and Adjusting to Trade Openness in Developing Countries

  • The Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World, Otaviano Canuto, Vice-President, PREM, World Bank
  • Trade Adjustment Costs in Developing Countries: Impacts, Determinants and Policy Responses, Guido Porto, Professor of Economics, University of La Plata
  • The Role of Social Protection in Labor Markets Exposed to External Shocks, Priya Ranjan, Professor of Economics, University California Irvine

15:30 Coffee Break

Afternoon session 2:
Chair:  Jeff Lewis, Senior Adviser and Head of International Policy and Partnerships Group, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Vice Presidency (PREM), World Bank

16:00 The G20 Mandate on Trade and Employment: Taking Stock for Seoul and Beyond

Open markets play a pivotal role in supporting growth and job creation, and in achieving our goals under the G-20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth. We ask the OECD, the ILO, World Bank, and the WTO to report on the benefits of trade liberalization for employment and growth at the Seoul Summit. (Para. 37, G20 Toronto Summit Declaration, 26-27 June 2010)

Roundtable and Discussion with the Floor:

  • Marion Jansen, Coordinator, Trade and Development Program, ILO
  • Michael Plummer, Head of the Development Division, Trade and Agriculture Department, OECD
  • Marc Bacchetta, Counsellor, Research and Statistics Division, WTO
  • Bernard Hoekman, Director, International Trade Department, PREM, World Bank

17:30 Closing remarks

José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs and Otaviano Canuto 

 


 




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