Editor’s Report

Update on Labour Economics, (the official journal of the European Association of Labour Economists), December 2016

Editors: Ghazala Azmat (Sciences Po), Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva) and Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) have joined the editorial board of Labour Economics. Christopher Flinn has stepped down, while Barbara Petrongolo and Erik Sørensen will step down at the end of the year. They have served the journal well for many years.

From January the editorial board consists of: Ghazala Azmat, Albrecht Glitz, Steven Haider, Michele Pellizzari, Peter Rupert, Oskar Nordström Skans, Wilbert van der Klaauw, Conny Wunsch and Helena Skyt Nielsen (Editor-in-Chief). Editorial Assistant: Anne Brink Nandrup (Aarhus University)

Submission System: Elsevier has introduced a new submission system for Labour Economics in the autumn which has caused some delays. We are now on track again. 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.

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

Special issue: In the December issue we published a special issue on Health and the Labour Market. Here is a link to the introduction “Health and the Labour Market – New Developments in the Literature” by Hilary Hoynes, Emilia Simeonova and Marianne Simonsen: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927537116300707

Call for papers: Special issue on “Child Development – the Roles of Public Policies and the Family” http://www.journals.elsevier.com/labour-economics/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-child-development-the-roles-of-public-polic

Helena Skyt Nielsen,
Editor in Chief,
Labour Economics