About the Conference

The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) is pleased to announce its 63rd Annual Conference to be held in Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh during 1 - 3 March 2023. This Conference is being organised by the Centre for Development Studies and Department of Economics of Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. Professor Jeemol Unni, Professor of Economics at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad is the Conference President. Dr. Vandana Upadhyay, Professor & Head, Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh is the Organising Secretary of the Conference.

Conference Themes
  • The Challenge of Youth Employment
  • Changing Rural Labour Markets and Rural Diversification
  • Long Term Impact of COVID19 Pandemic on the Economy and the Labour Market

The Conference Programme will consist of presentation of a large number of selected papers on the Conference themes. In addition, 3-4 Plenary lectures by eminent scholars/public personalities will be held during the Conference. A Global Plenary Panel on “Climate Change and its Impact on Livelihoods and Employment” is being planned. A Panel on “Creating Decent Work Opportunities in the Hill Economy of North-east India” will also be organised. As in the previous Conferences, a number of parallel panels will also be organised. The Conference will begin at 9:00 am on 1 March 2023 and conclude by 2:00 pm on 3 March 2023. Participants are advised to reach Itanagar a day prior to the Conference and schedule their departure in the evening of 3 March 2023 or the morning of 4 March 2023.

Pre-Conference Event A Pre-Conference Event is being organized on 28 February 2023 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The topics and speakers of the Pre-conference Event will be decided in due course. Those interested in participating in the Pre-Conference event should aim to reach the Conference venue by noon on 28 February 2023.

Pre-Conference Event

A Pre-Conference Event is being organized on 28 February 2023 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The topics and speakers of the Pre-conference Event will be decided in due course. Those interested in participating in the Pre-Conference event should aim to reach the Conference venue by noon on 28 February 2023.

All the participants must be fully vaccinated