Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics 2019 Conference

National University of Singapore

12 - 14 December 2019

Panel Session | 14 December, Saturday. 13:00 - 14:30

"Education, Learning Institutions, Growth, and Competitiveness"

Daiji Kawaguchi

University of Tokyo

Soohyung Lee

Sogang University

Jeffrey A. Smith

University of


Alexandra Spitz-Oener

Humboldt University of Berlin

This panel will debate educational institutions in different countries, such as broad-based apprenticeship type systems, systems which a strong focus on academic skills, and systems that have varying degrees of flexibility along the various stages of educational formation. It will inquire how educational institutions are linked to the structure of industry and international competitiveness. It will discuss the importance of educational institutions for competitive advantage among industrialized economies.


Christian Dustmann

University College London

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