The 59th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) will be held during 16-18 December 2017 in the premises of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The Conference is being organised by the Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram Kerala in collaboration with the Department of Economics, Kerala University and the Center for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. The Conference will be presided over by Professor S. Mahendra Dev, Director (Vice Chancellor), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. Professor D. Narayana, Director, GIFT is the Organizing Secretary of the Conference.
A large number of distinguished economists, other social scientists, trade union leaders, representatives from industry and international organizations, policy makers and other interested professionals and individuals/organizations from across the country and several from abroad are expected to attend the Conference.
The programme of the conference includes the oral presentations of about 200 selected papers, some poster presentations as well as several high level lectures and special panel discussions.
The Indian Society of Labour Economics, founded in 1957 by late Shri V.V. Giri (the veteran trade unionist and former President of India) who was its Life President and some other well known public personalities and academicians, is a leading professional body of economists, other social scientists and practitioners interested in promoting and disseminating scientific studies of labour, employment and development and development issues. Till date, the Society has organised 58 annual conferences to pursue its agenda of research and information dissemination.
The themes for the 59th ISLE Annual Conference are:
• Informality and Labour Market
• Macro-Economic Policies and Employment
• Technological Change and Employment