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: Peter Fredriksson, Rafael Lalive, Helena Skyt Nielsen and Erik Plug
Dylan Glover, INSEAD, France
Job search and intermediation under discrimination: Evidence from terrorist attacks in France
The jury reports that this paper provides a detailed market level analysis on whether the Charlie Hebdo attacks had a detrimental impact on the labor market opportunities of immigrants. Besides that the prize winner writes well and applies a transparent and credible identification strategy, the two standout features are the unique data and intriguing findings. The data can make a distinction between job seekers applying to a job opening, counselors encouraging job seekers to apply, and employers (of job openings) seeking out job seekers, which is a level of data detail the jury hasn’t seen before. The results indicate that in response to the terrorist attack minority job seekers apply less to job openings, employers search less for minority candidates, and counselors raise their intermediate efforts for minorities. Since overall work creation is not affected, the main conclusion is that the reduction in minority search effort is completely offset by effective counselors, which the jury considers a hopeful result obtained in anxious times.
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Ines Helm, (Stockholm University, Stockholm)
National Industry Trade Shocks,Local Labor Markets and Agglomeration Spillovers
Peer Effects in Young Adults’ Marital Decisions
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