EALE Newsletter May 2016, Issue 52


We are pleased to invite you to attend the 28th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, to be held in Ghent, Belgium, on 15 – 17 September 2016.  The conference will be hosted at the magnificent Aula Academica of Ghent University. The Aula is used as the logo of the Ghent University and, as such, truly symbolises the Alma Mater. Keynote speakers will be Nicole Fortin (University of British Columbia), Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto) and Armin Falk (University of Bonn). Besides these plenary talks, we will have invited topic related sessions, parallel and poster sessions. Lastly, the conference will allow for informal research collaborations and some time to enjoy the beauty of Ghent, according to Lonely Planet “Europe’s best kept secret”. Please book your hotel accommodation as early as possible since Ghent will be quite crowded during the conference dates.

Please check our conference programme for the latest updates at www.eale.nl

Warmly welcome!
Christian Dustmann
President of the European Association of  Labour Economists

Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Local organisers of the 28th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists

Election Results 2016

Candidates elected for Executive Committee

  • Michèle Belot
  • Peter Fredriksson
  • Núria Rodríguez-Planas

EALE Job Market

EALE is pleased to announce its 1st Job Market for PhDs and PhD candidates, whose research is concerned within the field of Labour Economics. The aim is to facilitate meetings between job market candidates (i.e. young scholars who are on the job market 2015/2016) and institutions/employers.

This first job market will be organized during the 28th Annual EALE conference in Ghent, Belgium 15-17 September 2016. Our selected Job candidates will present in special Job Market sessions. Their CV’s will soon be available at www.eale.nl

Institutions who wish to hold interviews during the EALE conference should get in touch with eale-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Update on Labour Economics
(the official journal of the European Association of Labour Economists)

Editors: Conny Wunsch (University of Basel) and Oskar Nordström Skans (Uppsala University) joined the editorial board of Labour Economics in 2016 when Andrea Weber and Bas van der Klaauw stepped down. The editorial board now consists of 3 North American based co-editors and 6 Europeans: Christopher Flinn, Albrecht Glitz, Steven Haider, Barbara Petrongolo, Peter Rupert, Oskar Nordström Skans, Erik Sørensen, Conny Wunsch and Helena Skyt Nielsen (Editor-in-Chief).

Submissions: In 2014 and 2015 we received around 370 regular submissions of which less than 15% are expected to be accepted for publication. In addition we received a large number of submissions for three topical special issues and almost 80 submission for the SOLE/EALE special issue.

Decisions: We aim to give fast feedback to authors. Our goal is to give all authors the first decision within 3 months after submission. If papers are desk rejected, our goal is to inform authors within 3 weeks after submission.

Impact: With an impact factor of 0.916, Labour Economics is the second best labour journal after the Journal of Labor Economics.

Aims and Scope: Labour Economics is devoted to publishing international research on empirical, theoretical and econometric topics that are of particular interest to labour economists. In particular, Labour Economics gives due recognition to solid empirical work with a strong economic interpretation. From time to time Labour Economics publishes review articles and articles on comparative labour market policies. Special issues and special sections of Labour Economics are available for the publication of collections of high quality topical papers or conference papers

Call for papers: Special Issue on Labor Economics and Crime

Becker (1968) modeled criminal activity as a substitute for legitimate labor market activity. The literature connecting labor economics to the economics of crime has since flourished, in part due to the high public policy relevance of such work. The aim of this special issue on labor economics and crime is to bring together frontier research on this important topic. We encourage submissions focusing on the impact of labor market inputs (e.g. education) and outcomes (e.g. wages) on crime. We also encourage submissions focusing on the impact that criminal behavior and involvement with the criminal justice system may have on these labor market inputs and outcomes. Topics may include (but are not limited to): family background, intergenerational effects, education, skills, discrimination, labor supply and demand, labor mobility (including migration), (un)employment, wages, job polarization, welfare, workfare, and active labor market policies.


Please submit your manuscript via the online submission and editorial system for Labour Economics and choose ‘Special issue on Labour Economics and Crime’. To be considered for publication, manuscripts must be received no later than December 1st, 2016. The submission fee is waived for this special issue. All submissions go through a regular refereeing process.

Guest editors:
Randi Hjalmarsson, University of Gothenburg
Matthew Lindquist, Stockholm University

Other Conferences/Call for Papers/Special Issues

30th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE)

  • Date: 15-18 June 2016
  • Submission deadline: 1 February 2016
  • Acceptance decisions: 1 April 2016
  • Location: Berlin
  • Details: www.especonferences.org

7th International Workshop on Applied Economics of Education (IWAEE)

  • Date: 19-21 June 2016
  • Submission deadline: 1 March 2016
  • Acceptance decisions: 15 April 2016
  • Location: Catanzaro, Italy
  • Details: www.iwaee.org

UB Economics Summer School on Labour Economics

  • Date: 4-8 July 2016
  • Registration deadline: 15 June 2016
  • Location: University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Lectures given by: Jan van Ours (Tilburg University) & Antonio di Paolo (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Details : http://www.ub.edu/ubeconomics/summer-school/

Early Childhood Inequality Workshop

Special issue of the Journal of Economic Psychology on “Stability of Preferences”

XXXI National Conference of Labour Economics

Workshop on Subjective Survey Data in Labour Market Research

COunterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation 2016 (COMPIE 2016)

Workshop on International Trade and Labour Markets

EALE Executive Committee 2016

President: Christian Dustmann,  University College, London, UK
Secretary: Andries de Grip, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Treasurer: Emilia Del Bono, University of Essex (ISER), Essex, UK


  • Wiji Arulampalam, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Stijn Baert, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Michèle Belot, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Marco Caliendo, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
  • Andrew Clark, PSE, Ecole normale supérieure and CNRS, Paris, France
  • Bart Cockx, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Peter Fredriksson, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Winfried Koeniger, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Michael Lechner, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Sandra McNally, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK
  • Erik Plug, Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Núria Rodríguez-Planas, City University of New York, Queens College, New York, US
  • Helena Skyt Nielsen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Alexandra Spitz-Oener, Humboldt-University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Uwe Sunde, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
  • Andrea Weber, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

 Contribute to the Newsletter

The EALE newsletter provides information on the association’s activities, within the association’s framework. All members are kindly invited to use the EALE Newsletter to make announcements of events in the field of Labour economics. Please send all contributions to the EALE secretariat. Deadline for copy for Issue No. 53 is 1 October 2016.

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