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Conference on Education, Skills and the Economic Challenges of the Future

Education, Skills, and the Economic Challenges of the Future
Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) Tübingen, Germany

When: September 25, 2017

Where: University of Tübingen, Neue Aula, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz

The theme of the workshop is the supply and demand of skills and competences under the conditions of tech-nological change. How can young people be best prepared for the digital world? What skills and which forms of education and training will be needed in the economy of the future? How will higher education and vocational training systems need to adapt? The workshop will bring together researchers from education and labour economics, but also from related fields such as innovation and international economics as well as from social and educational sciences.

The workshop will be held on the occasion of the 60th founding anniversary of the IAW.

Call for Papers Conference_Education_Skills_2017_extended.pdf

Possible topics include:
•    Education and training systems
•    Changes in skill demand and task content and their consequences
•    Consequences of digitization for education and vocational training
•    Digital education.

Submission extended abstract / full paper: until June 20, 2017
Announcement of the accepted papers: June 30, 2017

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß, DIW and Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Stefan C. Wolter, University of Berne and Swiss Coordination Center for Research in Education

Please register for the Conference until July 15, 2017 at

Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen, University of Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann, Institute for Applied Economic Research Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Thomas Zwick, University of Würzburg