Young Labour Economist Prize Winner 2017

The prize of € 500 is available for a single authored paper written by someone who has no PhD or received a PhD no longer than 3 years ago.

Jury: Christian Dustmann, Sandra McNally,  Andrea Weber

2017 nominees in alphabetical order:

Andreas FERRARA, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom Economic and Social Integration of Minorities: The Effect of WWII on Racial Segregation

André GRÖGER, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Shocks, Labor Migration and the Family Left Behind

Ines HELM, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden National Industry Trade Shocks, Local Labor Markets and Agglomeration Spillovers

Adi SHANY, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, United States of America Too Scared for School? The Effects of Terrorism on Israeli Student Achievement

2017 winner:

Ines HELM, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

National Industry Trade Shocks, Local Labor Markets and Agglomeration Spillovers

The committee were unanimous in selecting the paper by Ines Helm to win the YLE prize. The paper, ‘National Industry Trade Shocks, Local Labor Marks and Agglomeration Spillovers’, combines insights from labour, trade and regional economics. Helm provides a novel approach to estimate agglomeration effects using a broad set of national industry shocks, finding evidence for spillovers that are especially important for high technology industries. Her paper combines theory and empirical evidence in a convincing way to show and interpret results which have high relevance for policy. The paper is very well written, the identification strategy is clear and the results are novel.

 

Previous Young Labour Economist Prize winners:
2016
Jan Sebastian Nimczik, (University of Mannheim)
Job Mobility Networks and Endogenous Labor Markets


2015
Joan Monras  (Sciences Po, Paris)
Economic Shocks and Internal Migration


2014
Alex Armand (University College London, UK)
Who Wears the Trousers in the Family? Intra-Household Resource Control, Subjective Expectations and Human Capital


2013
Susanne Ek
Gaining from Lower Benefits? Unemployment Insurance and Job Quality

2012
Effrosyni Adamopoulou
Peer Effects in Young Adults’ Marital Decisions
2011
Rasmus Landersø
Does incarceration length affect the labor market outcomes of violent offenders?
2010
Emma Tominey
The Timing of Parental income and Child Outcomes: The Role of permanent and Transitory Shocks
2009
Juanna Joensen
Timing and Incentives: Impacts of Student Aid on Academic Achievement
2008
Martin Halla
The Effect of Joint Custody on Marriage and Divorce
2007
Thomas Siedler
Family and politics: Does parental unemployment cause right-wing extremism?