Labour Economics Prize Winner 2018

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 an Amazon cheque (sponsored by Elsevier).

Prize winner 2018

The editors of Labour Economics are pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the 12th “EALE Labour Economics Prize” for the best paper published in Labour Economics during 2017:

Dual Labor Markets and Labor Protection in an Estimated Search and Matching Model
Mauricio Tejada
Labour Economics. Volume 46. pp. 26-46

Motivation: This paper uses a structural approach to obtain new insights into the interaction between the use of labor protection and temporary contract policies. It explains the empirical positive relationship between firing costs and the use of temporary contracts in the economy as an equilibrium outcome, with endogenous temporary and permanent job vacancies, and explores welfare implications. An important and relevant result is that dual labour market regimes of temporary versus permanent contracts may actually increase welfare.
The paper combines several elements that characterize a good study: (i) It is motivated by a very important issue, (ii) It develops a strong theoretical framework to understand equilibrium effects of labour market policy, (iii) it estimates the model thoroughly discussing identification, (iv) and uses the quantitative model to analyse welfare and explore interesting counterfactuals.

Editor-in-chief:
Arthur van Soest

Co-Editors:
Ghazala Azmat
Carlos Carrillo Tudela
Luca Flabbi
Bernd Fitzenberger
Albrecht Glitz
Michele Pellizzari
Peter Rupert
Oskar Nordström Skans
Wilbert van der Klaauw
Conny Wunsch

Previous Prize winners:

2017
Mette Foged
Family migration and relative earnings potentials
Labour Economics 42 pp. 87-100

2016
Metin Akyol, Michael Neugart and Stefan Pichler
A tradable employment quota
Labour Economics, Volume 36, pp. 48-63.

2015
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.

2014
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.

2013
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

2012
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″

2010
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

2008
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.

2006
Kenneth Carling & Laura Larsson
“Does early intervention help the unemployed youth?”
Labour Economics, Volume 12, Issue 3, June 2005, Pages 301-319

2004
Ragui Assaad and Insan Tunali
“Wage formation and recurrent unemployment”
Labour Economics, Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2002, Pages 17-61

2002
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