28 Sep 21 | News

Second LISER-IAB Conference on Digital Transformation and the Future of Work held on September 20th & 21st

The virtual event gathered researchers in economics, management and sociology from all over Europe

On September 20 & 21, LISER and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) organised the ‘2nd LISER-IAB Conference on Digital Transformation and the Future of Work’. The objective of the conference was to bring together researchers in economics, management and sociology to discuss their more recent research related to digital transformation and the future of work.

“It was a successful two day online conference with fruitful discussions on fresh results regarding digital transformation consequences on the labour market. Many presenters that came to LISER in February 2020 for the 1st LISER/IAB conference noted it was the last conference they physically attended before the COVID19 pandemic and they all hope this one will be their last virtual one.”
- Ludivine Martin (LISER)

More than 70 participants, including young, senior researchers and experts, attended the two-day virtual event. With 29 presentations selected from a call-for-papers, researchers presented their empirical and case study contributions. In addition, two well-known researchers (Gloria Mark of University of California, Irvine and Guy Michaels of London School of Economics and Political Science, London) unveiled to the audience their fresh results regarding 'The future of work and the future of attention' and 'Individual Consequences of occupational decline'.

During the eight thematic sessions (Inequalities, Working from home and well-being, Working conditions and well-being, Digital skills, Gig economy, Robots and AI, Employment dynamics 1 & 2) the participants then had the opportunity to share their work in a constructive environment, as well as to exchange the results of their recent research regarding digital transformation.

To learn more about the event, discover the programme here

Scientific committee:
Michael Beckmann (University of Basel and IAB) · Lutz Bellmann (IAB and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) · Irene Bertschek (ZEW Mannheim and University of Giessen) · Bernd Fitzenberger (IAB and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) · Christina Gathmann (LISER and University of Luxembourg) · Andries de Grip (ROA, Maastricht University) · Vassil Kirov (IPS-BAS, Bulgaria) · Ludivine Martin (LISER and CREM) · Alexandra Spitz-Oener (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and IAB) · Patrick Thill (LISER)

Ludivine Martin (LISER), Hannes Walz (IAB)