Labour Economics Prize

Labour Economics Prize Winner 2016

Prize for the best article in Labour Economics

The editors of Labour Economics select annually a winner of the “EALE Labour Economics Prize” for the best paper published in Labour Economics during the previous year. The prize is € 1,000 (sponsored by EALE) and the Handbooks of Labor Economics (3 volumes) or an Amazon cheque at an equivalent value (sponsored by Elsevier).

Prize winner

The editors of Labour Economics are pleased to announce the year 2016 winner of the 10th “EALE Labour Economics Prize” for the best paper published in Labour Economics during 2015:

A tradable employment quota
Metin Akyol, Michael Neugart and Stefan Pichler
Labour Economics, Volume 36, pp. 48-63.

The paper has been selected by the editors as the 2016 winner of the annual “EALE Labour Economics Prize” for the best paper published in 2015. The paper considers tradable employment quotas as an alternative affirmative action policy. The authors employ a search and matching model and introduce tradable permits which allow firms to employ men. The panel found the paper well-executed and thought-provoking, and found the idea of a more market-based mechanism to promote women’s position in the labour market intriguing.

Helena Skyt Nielsen

Christopher Flinn
Albrecht Glitz
Steven J. Haider
Bas van der Klaauw
Barbara Petrongolo
Peter Rupert
Oskar Nordström Skans
Erik Sørensen
Etienne Wasmer (handling editor)
Andrea Weber
Conny Wunsch

Previous Prize winners:
Pierre-Jean Messe, Bénédicte Rouland
“Stricter employment protection and firms’ incentives to sponsor training:
The case of French older workers”
Labour Economics, Volume 30 pp. 14-26.

Laura Hartman, Patrick Hesselius, Per Johansson
“Effects of eligibility screening in the sickness insurance: Evidence from a field experiment”
Labour Economics, Volume 20, January 2013, pp. 48-56.

Ofer H. Azar
“The effect of the minimum wage for tipped workers on firm strategy, employees and social welfare”
Labour Economics, Volume 19, Issue 5, October 2012, Pages 748-755

Lisa B. Kahn
The long-term labor market consequences of graduating from college in a bad economy”
Labour Economics, Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2010, Pages 303-316″
Gregory Jolivet
“A longitudinal analysis of search frictions and matching in the U.S. labor market”
Labour Economics 2009, vol. 16, issue 2, pages 121-134
Scott E. Carrell

“The National Internal Labor Market Encounters the Local Labor Market: Effects on Employee Retention”
Labour Economics, Volume 14, Issue 5, October 2007, Pages 774-787.
Kenneth Carling & Laura Larsson
“Does early intervention help the unemployed youth?”
Labour Economics, Volume 12, Issue 3, June 2005, Pages 301-319
Ragui Assaad and Insan Tunali
“Wage formation and recurrent unemployment”
Labour Economics, Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2002, Pages 17-61
Heather Antecol
“An examination of cross-country differences in the gender gap in labor force participation rates”,
Labour Economics, Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2000, Pages 409-426