how this network came to be...

Advocates of public employment guarantee policies have been doing important work in different ways around the globe. This is also the case among economists. On October 13 –14, 2006, a number of academics, policy advisors and members of research institutes gathered to present their work and discuss current practices from throughout the world in a Conference on Employment Guarantee Policies: Theory and Practice, organized by the Levy Economics Institute. At this conference the suggestion to form a global network was made and it received wide endorsement from participants

first steps...

Towards this end, we are spearheading this initiative and this website as first steps, with support provided by the ILO (eiip). We are contacting organizations and individuals to share views and invite them to join forces; and we are engaged in an effort to organize sessions within conferences, whenever possible. On July 20-22, 2007 network members participated in the 8th International IWG-GEM conference in Istanbul in a session on Employment Guarantee Policies, and time was allocated to announce the formation of “Economists for Full Employment” network. On October 8-12, 2007 five of our members presented their work and launched the network in a session organized by “Economists for Full Employment” during the 12th Regional Meeting on Labor Intensive Construction in Durban, sponsored by the ILO and the Government of South Africa.

moving forward...

What we envision for the network’s activities is that they will be carried out within a pluralist and evolutionary framework. Plans for a conference and network meetings will be collectively undertaken and are expected to take place in the latter part of 2008. We hope you will join the network and contribute to strengthening and realizing its internationalist mission.