Conference agenda

The detailed program of IAMO Forum 2016 is available here for download.

Program Overview

Conference Structure

Day 1. Spatial migration and implications for rural development

  • Links between rural economic development and migration;
  • The effects of migration on rural households’ welfare;
  • The effects of migration on local governance and transition processes;
  • Institutional drivers and barriers of regional mobility;
  • Remittances and local economic development.

Day 2. Cross-sectoral migration and structural changes in rural labor markets

  • The role of agricultural development in shortage and excess of labor;
  • Organization of labor relations and management in agriculture;
  • Demographical and structural changes in rural areas and labor supply;
  • Determinants of individual/household labor market decisions;
  • Local institutions and occupational mobility.

Day 3. Research-Practice Dialogue. The future of rural labor markets

  • How should agriculture be organized to generate rural employment and local welfare?
  • How can we make rural areas an attractive place to live?
  • Lessons to be learnt from Eastern Germany and other countries;
  • What should policy-makers do for sustainable rural labor markets?