31st EALE Conference 2019 Uppsala, Sweden


The conference will take place in the University town of Uppsala, Sweden, conveniently located very close to the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, organised by the Uppsala Center of Labor Studies (UCLS) in cooperation with the Department of Economics at Uppsala University and the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU).

Keynote speakers:

  • The Adam Smith lecture:
    Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University
  • The Frisch – Tinbergen lecture:
    Philipp Kircher, European University Institute and University of Edinburgh

Local organising committee:

  • Oskar Nordström Skans, Professor, Department of Economics, Uppsala University and Director of UCLS
  • Per-Anders Edin, Professor, Department of Economics, Uppsala University
  • Olof Åslund, Director-General at IFAU, Professor, Uppsala University

About your EALE hosts:

Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) is a multidisciplinary research center at Uppsala University. It brings together researchers in Economics, Political Science and Labor Law. UCLS current research plan focuses on three broad themes:

  • Labor market institutions and employment relations
  • Unemployment and social protection
  • Earnings, education and inequality.

UCLS was founded in January 2010 as a center of excellence through a generous 10-year grant from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare. During 2018, UCLS received permanent funding from Uppsala University. The Department of Economics serves as host institution for the center. The Director of UCLS is Oskar Nordström Skans, professor of Economics at Uppsala University.

IFAU – The Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy is a research institute under the Swedish Ministry of Employment, situated in Uppsala. IFAU’s objective is to promote, support and carry out scientific evaluations.

The assignment includes:

  • the effects of labour market policies
  • studies of the functioning of the labour market
  • the effects of education policies
  • the labour market effects of social insurance policies.

Besides research, IFAU is:

  • disseminating knowledge of the activities of the institute through publications, seminars, courses, workshops, conferences and the IFAU website
  • influencing the collection of data.

Department of Economics at Uppsala University
The Department of Economics at Uppsala University is a modern economics department particularly strong in the areas of labour economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. Other areas of research include development economics, econometrics, family economics, financial economics and health economics.

Each year about 1,000 students participate in our courses on undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and doctoral level. Researchers at the department are frequently engaged as experts by the government and by the media, and interact with the society at large in a number of ways.