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The employment effects of public investment in infrastructure, the care economy and the green economy: the case of emerging economies

May 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The employment effects of public investment in infrastructure, the care economy and the green economy: the case of emerging economies event will take place on 25 May 2023 at 16:00-20:00.

The event is organised by the Greenwich Business School (GBS), University of Greenwich (UoG), Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

This conference will present the results of a new ITUC report conducted by Özlem Onaran and Cem Oyvat at the University of Greenwich on the employment effects of public investment in infrastructure, the care economy and the green economy in the emerging economies.  The report shows that a repeated annual increase in public spending within these three sectors would yield major economic returns across eight countries and create substantial new employment for a green caring just transition in the emerging economies and beyond.

The speakers include Evelyn Astor (ITUC), Ronald Janssen (TUAC/OECD), Lene Olsen (ILO), Boitumelo Molete (COSATU), Geoff Tilly (TUC), Gonzalo Hernández Jiménez (Deputy Finance Minister, Colombia), İpek İlkkaracan (İTU), Özlem Onaran (UoG) and Cem Oyvat (UoG), with opening remarks by Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Leigh Doster, Greenwich Business School (GBS).

This is an on-site event but will also be accessible via Microsoft Teams. The event is free but please register here (indicating your mode of attendance).

The event will be held at University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Building Room QA080, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS, UK

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Date:
May 25
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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