Labour Economics Prize 2017

Labour Economics Prize Winner 2017

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 2017 winner of the 11th “EALE Labour Economics Prize” for the best paper published in Labour Economics during 2016:

Family migration and relative earnings potentials
Mette Foged, University of Copenhagen
Labour Economics 42 pp. 87-100

The paper has been selected by the editors as the 2017 winner of the annual “EALE Labour Economics Prize” for the best paper published in 2016. The paper studies the role of relative earnings potentials for family migration decisions. The panel found the paper was a very nice blend of theory and empirical evidence using unique data allowing for a reconstruction of family ties among both internal and international migrants. Contrary to much of the existing literature, the author finds that gender-neutral family-migration cannot be rejected against husband-centered migration, which the panel considered to be a novel and intriguing finding.

Helena Skyt Nielsen

Ghazala Azmat
Albrecht Glitz
Steven J. Haider
Michele Pellizzari
Peter Rupert
Oskar Nordström Skans
Wilbert van der Klaauw
Conny Wunsch

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

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