EALE Newsletter May 2019 Issue 58


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 31st Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, to be held in Uppsala, Sweden 19-21 September, 2019

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).

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

Oskar Nordström Skans, Per-Anders Edin, Olof Åslund
Local organizers of the 31st Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists

Next conference 2020


  • Date: 25-27 June, 2020
  • Submission deadline: 1 December 2019
  • Submission open on 1 September 2019 (www.eale.nl)
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

Results of the 2019 Elections for Executive Committee Member


  • Michèle Belot, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Francesco Fasani,  Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  • Kristiina Huttunen, Aalto University School of Economics/VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, Finland

EALE Job Market Candidates

At the EALE 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

Editor’s Report
Labour Economics (the official journal of the European Association of Labour Economists)

Journal statistics: The number of submissions continues to increase. We now receive around 560 regular and special issue submissions per year. The rate of desk rejections is almost 50%, whereas the acceptance rate is between 12 and 13%. We aim to make a first decision within 3 months and we reach this goal for 75-80 % of all submissions. The impact factor has slightly risen over the past few years, to 1.066 in 2017.

Special issues:

  • EALE Conference Issue: After 18 years of publishing the EALE special issue, it has established itself as a popular channel of dissemination. The acceptance rate is a bit higher than for regular issues because the eligible submissions were already accepted for the EALE conference. The 2019 EALE special conference issue will be edited by Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam).
  • AASLE Conference Issue: Besides the EALE conference issue, we will also intend to publish a special conference issue of The Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) that will be held in Singapore in December 2019.
  • Special Issue:  Labour Economics on “Technology and the Labour Market” Guest editors: Georg Graetz (Uppsala University), Pascual Restrepo (Boston University) Oskar Nordström Skans (Uppsala University).
    Submission will open: August 15th 2019
    Submission deadline: October 15th 2019
    For more details see the Call for Papers
  • Special Issue: The Economics of Migration
    Guest editors: Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary University London), Joan Llull (UAB, MOVE & Barcelona GSE), Cristina Tealdi (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh)
    We expect this virtual special issue to be finalized this year.

Editorial board: We thank Oskar Nordström Skans (Uppsala University) as outgoing co-editor for his great service and welcome one new editor: Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin).

The editorial board currently (May 2019) consists of: Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin), 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), Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Conny Wunsch (University of Basel) and Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University).

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) we 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

International Workshop:  Labor Market Challenges in Times of Globalization, Technological, and Demographic Change

Workshop on Migration and Mobility

CEPRA/NBER Workshop on Ageing and Health

Crowdworking Symposium “Understanding Digital Labor Markets”

6th PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics

  • Date: 9-12 September, 2019
  • Submission Deadline: 31 May 2019
  • Location: University of Potsdam (Campus Griebnitzsee)
  • More information: http://www.empwifo.de/workshop


2nd joint workshop on the ‘Economics of Migration’

27th Annual Workshop Transition in Youth

  • Date: 2-5 October 2019
  • Submission deadline: 30 March 2019
  • Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • More information: http://tiy2019.com/

4th CEnSE Urban and Regional Economics Workshop

  • Date:  14-15 November 2019
  • Submission deadline: 18 August 2019
  • Location: Hällsnäs Hotel close to Landvetter Airport, Gothenburg
  • Organized by: research Centre CEnSE (Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics) at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden
  • More information: http://center.hj.se/cense/workshops-seminars.html

3rd conference Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economists (AASLE)

President: Erik Plug, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Secretary: Andries de Grip, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Treasurer: Michèle Belot,  European University Institute, Florence, Italy


  • Wiji Arulampalam, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Marco Caliendo, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
  • Arnaud Chevalier, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK,
  • Sylvie Démurger, GATE/CNRS, Ecully, France
  • Per-Anders Edin, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Francesco Fasani, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  • Bernd Fitzenberger, Humboldt University of Berlin,  Berlin, Germany
  • Peter Fredriksson, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Anne Gielen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Kristiina Huttunen, Aalto University School of Economics/VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, Finland
  • Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sandra McNally, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK
  • Oskar Nordström Skans, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 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
  • Alexandra Spitz-Oener, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Arthur van Soest, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • 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. 59 is 1 October 2019.

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