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25th Annual Conference
Join us in Torino

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 25th annual  Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists to be held in Torino, Italy, on 19-21 September 2013.

After 25 conferences EALE decided to go back to the city where we once started 25 years ago and where the founding conference of the EALE took place. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Economics "S Cognetti de Martiis", the University of Torino.

The conference will include invited lectures, topic-related invited sessions, parallel sessions and poster sessions.

Invited lectures:
Joshua Angrist (MIT)
Andrea Ichino (University of Bologna)
Francis Kramarz (CREST)

Types of Sessions
There are different ways to present research output at a conference. The usual way is through presentations in a parallel session in which 3 to 4 researchers talk about their work using a presentation program such as PowerPoint. At the end of the presentation there is time for questions. In a poster session the researcher presents information through a poster. Along with his fellow presenters, the researcher waits for passing colleagues to briefly present their work and answer questions. There are pros and cons to each format. In a parallel session the size of the audience is limited. In a poster session the presenter has to tell his/her story many times, but the potential audience is substantially larger and the interaction between presenter and audience can be more intense.

At EALE conferences both formats are used and papers have the same status irrespective of the format. Papers presented in a poster session can be submitted to the special conference issue of Labour Economics and poster presenters can be rewarded with the Young Labour Economists' Prize for the best paper at the conference. The council of EALE stimulates poster sessions by awarding a prize for the best poster presented at the conference.

The conference will allow for informal research collaboration and, not least, some time to enjoy the beauty of Torino.  We look  forward to welcoming you in Torino!

Local organizers
Prof. Steinar Stroem
Associate Prof. Maria Laura Di Tommaso
Ass. Prof. Matteo Richiardi
Department of Economics "S. Cognetti de Martiis"
University of Torino

About Department of Economics "S. Cognetti de Martiis", University of Torino
The Department of Economics "S. Cognetti de Martiis" is the direct descendant of one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian institutions for economic studies, the Laboratorio di Economia Politica, established in 1893. Its academic and research staff includes 56 economists, mainly form the Faculty of Political Science, the Faculty of Law, and from the School of Communication Studies.

Several research centers are also housed within the Department:

  • EBLA CENTER - International Center for Research on the Economics of Culture, Institutions, and Creativity
  • CESMEP - Centro di studi storia e i metodi dell'economia politica "Claudio Napoleoni"
  • IRIS - Istituto di Recerche Interdisciplinari sulla Sostenibilitŕ
  • LEI-BRICK - Laboratorio di economia dell'innovazione "Franco Momigliano"
  • LABORatorio Riccardo Revelli - Centre for Employment Studies
  • OMERO - Olympic and Mega Events Research Observatory

About Torino
Torino is packed with palaces and piazzas, great museums, fashionable boutiques, and glittering cafés and restaurants, enough to make this brand baroque jewel in the foothills of the Alps a top tourist destination. Torino became the home of the powerful Savoy family in the 16th century. The House of Savoy spent Lavishly on its showpiece, just when baroque was the height of fashion. Luxuriously ornamented buildings and churches abound.
Crowned by the majestic Alps, the town is remarkable for the harmony of its various architectural styles and the excellence of its museums! From Baroque to Art Nouveau and Modernism, Torino has an original "ensemble".
Torino also has an enviable food and wine tradition. A gastronomic environment, renowned for its delicacies, prestigious wines, the sweet glory of its chocolate and aperitifs, not only the famous Vermouth and Martini, but also the pleasant ritual that keeps fascinating it visitors.
A trip to Torino is also synonymous with entertainment, music, shopping, emotions, mystery and curiosity which, together wit a superb range of accommodations and restaurants and the current renaissance of art and urban architecture, makes Torino one of the most exciting and modern European towns that you absolutely must see!


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