EALE Newsletter May 2017 issue 54

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 29th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, to be held in St. Gallen, Switzerland 21 – 23 September 2017.

The conference will be hosted by the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW- HSG) of the University of St. Gallen. Keynote speakers will be Hilary Hoynes (University of California Berkeley) and Josef Zweimüller (University of Zürich). In addition, there will be invited, parallel and poster sessions. Lastly, the conference will allow for informal research collaborations and some time to enjoy St. Gallen, located between Lake Constance and the mountains of the Appenzell Alps.  The conference is sponsored by the City of St. Gallen, the Canton of St. Gallen, the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics, ILO, The Frisch Centre, The Dutch National Bank and Elsevier.

Please book your hotel accommodation as early as possible.

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

Warmly welcome!

Christian Dustmann
President of the European Association of Labour Economists

Winfried Koeniger
Michael Lechner
Local organisers of the 29th Annual Conference of the
European Association of Labour Economists

Results of the 2017 Elections for President and Executive Committee Member
  • Elected for President:
    Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam)
  • Elected for Executive Committee Member:
    – Arnaud Chevalier (Royal Holloway, University of London)
    – Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne)
    – Helena Skyt Nielsen (Aarhus University)
    – Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano (University of Alicante)
    – Andrea Weber (Central European University)

EALE Job Market candidates

At the annual conferences, EALE will facilitate in job market sessions that offer job market candidates whose research is in the field of Labour Economics, a platform for presenting their job market paper. This presentation also enables candidates to prepare for the US Job Market. During the conference we also organize a meeting moment where job market candidates and conference participants can meet and greet in an informal way.

Job market candidates will be listed as candidates on the EALE job market website and the conference app. We will include the CV’s of the candidates and link to their home pages and/or contact details.

University departments and research departments of academic and non-academic institutions searching for graduate labour economists are requested to inform the EALE secretariat on their vacancies. We will post these vacancies on EALE’s website and inform the participating candidates on these vacancies.

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

Update on Labour Economics
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Special issue:

In the April issue we published a special issue on Field Experiments in Labour Economics and Social Policies with contributions from among others: Brian Jacob, Eric Maurin, Pedro Carneiro, Mirjam Van Praag, Colm Harmon and James Heckman. Here is a link to the introduction “Social experiments in labour and social policies:  A thriving research field” by Marc Gurgand and Michael Rosholm: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927537117301598

Other Conferences/Call for Papers

LIVES BEST PAPER AWARD 2017 For Early Scholars (2000 Euros)

  • the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES (NCCR LIVES) encourages early career scholars to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2017
  • Submission deadline: 10 July 2017
  • More information
  • Submission applications:www.lives-nccr.ch/en/award
XXXII National Conference of Labour Economics


CEPRA/NBER Workshop on Ageing and Health


UB Economics Summer School on Labour Economics

5th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics

2017 Understanding Society Scientific Conference – Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Jean Monnet Module on “Labour Economics in an European Perspective” – Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa

  •  Date: from September, the 25th to December, the 6th 2017
  • Location: University of Pisa, Italy
  • The course is co-founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and will focus European labour related issues. Several seminars and events will take place during and after the teaching module.
  • Module website at labourecoeu.ec.unipi.it
  • Contact: Lorenzo Corsini, lcorsini@ec.unipi.it
Inaugural Conference of the
Asian and Australasian Society for Labour Economics (AASLE)
Call for Papers for An International Symposium on the Regulation of Occupations
  • British Journal of Industrial Relations (BJIR) is calling for papers for a special issue of the Journal devoted to the regulation of occupations.  The objective is to re-examine the extent and influence of occupational regulation in nations around the world.
  • Submission deadline: 15 January 2018 via http://editorialexpress.com/bjir
  • Details: BJIR syposium on occupational regulation

EALE Executive Committee 2017

Christian Dustmann,  University College, London, UK (outgoing)
Erik Plug, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (incoming)
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 (outgoing)
  • Michèle Belot, University of Edinburgh, UK & European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Marco Caliendo, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
  • Andrew Clark, PSE, Ecole normale supérieure and CNRS, Paris, France (outgoing)
  • Arnaud Chevalier, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK, (incoming)
  • Bart Cockx, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (outgoing)
  • Sylvie Démurger, GATE/CNRS, Ecully, France (incoming)
  • 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
  • Helena Skyt Nielsen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Núria Rodríguez-Planas, City University of New York, Queens College, New York, US
  • Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain (incoming)
  • Marie Claire Villeval, GATE/CNRS, Ecully, France (incoming)
  • Andrea Weber, European Central University, Budapest, Hungary

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. 55 is 1 October 2017.

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