EALE Newsletter May 2018 Issue 56

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 30th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, to be held in Lyon, France 13-15 September 2018.

The conference will take place at the Centre de Congrès de Lyon – Lyon Convention Centre
Cité Internationale 50, Quai Charles de Gaulle 69006 LYON and is organized by
Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE) – Lyon (CNRS, Université Lyon 2, Université Jean Monnet, ENS de Lyon, Université Lyon 1). Keynote speaker will be Professor Sascha O. Becker (University of Warwick) and Professor Roland G. Fryer (Harvard University). In addition there will be invited, parallel and poster sessions.  The conference will allow for informal research collaborations and some time to enjoy Lyon. The conference is sponsored by: ADRES, IDEXLYON, France Stratégie, Pôle Emploi, La Métropole de Lyon, ENS de Lyon,  CNRS,Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Elsevier, ILO, Frisch Centre, De Nederlandsche Bank.

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

Warmly welcome!

Erik Plug
President of the European Association of Labour Economists

Sylvie Démurger,  Florence Goffette-Nagot, Sonia Paty, Marie Claire Villeval
Local organizers of the 30th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists

Results of the 2018 Elections for Executive Committee Member


  • Wiji Arulampalam, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Marco Caliendo, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
  • Anne Gielen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Sandra McNally, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK

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
Official journal of the European Association of Labour Economists

Cite Score 2017: 1.43

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.

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.

Editors: Ghazala Azmat (Sciences Po), Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex), Bernd Fitzenberger (Humboldt University of Berlin), Luca Flabbi (University of North Carolina), Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva), Peter Rupert (University of California), Oskar Nordström Skans (Uppsala University), Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Conny Wunsch (University of Basel) and Editor in Chief: Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University).

Submissions: In 2017 we received around 400 regular submissions of which less than 15% are expected to be accepted for publication. In addition we received about 80 submissions for a special issue on Child Development and about 75 submissions for the EALE special conference issue.

Special Issues: In the January 2018 issue, we published a special issue on ‘Search in Macroeconomis’ edited by Etienne Wasmer and Peter Rupert: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2017.12.001. In May the special issue on ‘Labor Economics and Crime’ edited by Randi Hjalmarsson and Matthew Lindquist will appear.

Call for papers special issue: Economics of Migration: Labour Market Impacts and Migration Policies. https://www.journals.elsevier.com/labour-economics/call-for-papers/economics-of-migration-labour-market-impacts-and-migration

Guest editors:

  • Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary University London),
  • Joan Llull (UAB, MOVE & Barcelona GSE),
  • Cristina Tealdi (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh)

Submission deadline: September 15, 2018

Arthur van Soest
Editor in Chief

EALE and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Because of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will become effective by May 25 2018, we will no longer publish our member list on the EALE website.

Please contact the EALE secretariat at eale-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl if you have any inquiries regarding your membership.

Other conferences/Call for papers

3rd conference of The Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) at LSE

14th IZA & 1st IZA/CREST/OECD Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation
Workshop on Dynamics of Skills Supply and Demand
Maastricht University,  Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economists 2018 Conference

EALE Executive Committee 2018

President: Erik Plug, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Secretary: Andries de Grip, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Treasurer: Emilia Del Bono, University of Essex (ISER), Essex, UK (outgoing)


  • Wiji Arulampalam, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Michèle Belot, University of Edinburgh, UK & European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Marco Caliendo, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
  • Arnaud Chevalier, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK,
  • Sylvie Démurger, GATE/CNRS, Ecully, France
  • Per-Anderd Edin, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (incoming)
  • Peter Fredriksson, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Anne Gielen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (incoming)
  • Winfried Koeniger, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (outgoing)
  • Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Michael Lechner, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (outgoing)
  • Sandra McNally, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK
  • Oskar Nordström Skans, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (incoming)
  • 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
  • Marie Claire Villeval, GATE/CNRS, Ecully, France
  • 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. 57 is 1 October 2018.

EALE secretariat Maastricht University. PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31433883647, E-mail:  eale-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl – www.eale.nl