The Use of Labor Market Panel Survey Data - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

The Use of Labor Market Panel Survey Data

July 28,2015
Cairo, Egypt

Labor markets play a central role in determining a country’s economic and social progress; thus the availability of labor market and demographic data is integral to measure the impact of the unfolding events across Arab countries. As part of its Open Access Micro Data Initiative (OAMDI), ERF has substantially invested in carrying out Labor Market Panel Surveys (LMPSs) and making the data publicly accessible to researchers through the ERF data portal. Besides their panel structure, the LMPSs also contain extensive retrospective data on residential mobility; providing a unique opportunity for comparability across ERF countries and over time.
Against this backdrop, ERF launched an open call for proposals titled “The Use of Labor Market Panel Surveys Data”, inviting researchers from the ERF region to submit original research proposals addressing research questions which require the use of the available Labor Market Panel Surveys data. This workshop serves as a platform for discussing the first drafts of the six papers generated under this project, which cover a variety of topics including migration, labor mobility and female participation in the labor marketLabor markets play a central role in determining a country’s economic and social progress; thus the availability of labor market and demographic data is integral to measure the impact of the unfolding events across Arab countries. As part of its Open Access Micro Data Initiative (OAMDI), ERF has substantially invested in carrying out Labor Market Panel Surveys (LMPSs) and making the data publicly accessible to researchers through the ERF data portal. Besides their panel structure, the LMPSs also contain extensive retrospective data on residential mobility; providing a unique opportunity for comparability across ERF countries and over time.
Against this backdrop, ERF launched an open call for proposals titled “The Use of Labor Market Panel Surveys Data”, inviting researchers from the ERF region to submit original research proposals addressing research questions which require the use of the available Labor Market Panel Surveys data. This workshop serves as a platform for discussing the first drafts of the six papers generated under this project, which cover a variety of topics including migration, labor mobility and female participation in the labor market.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

The objective of the workshop is to provide a platform for discussing the first drafts of the papers and their findings among authors and experts and receive feedback in order to improve the final output. The workshop is also intended to promote interaction between researchers with interest in the topic.

AGENDA

The workshop will convene for 1 day, gathering around 25-30 participants. Each session will last for an hour and a half where the presenters will speak for 20 minutes each, the discussant for 20 minutes. The remaining 30 minutes will be devoted to open discussion.

Research Fellows

Mohamed El Hedi Arouri

Professor of Finance and Sustainable Economics, Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis


Research Associates

Hanan Nazier

Associate professor Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University


Research Fellows

Racha Ramadan

Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University


Research Fellows

Ragui Assaad

Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


Authors

Caroline Krafft

Assistant Professor of economics at St. Catherine University


Research Associates

Rana Hendy

Assistant Professor, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar University