Labour Economics Prize Winner 2020

The (Associate) editors and Advisory board 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 2020

The editors of Labour Economics are pleased to announce the 2020 winner of the “EALE Labour Economics Prize” for the best paper published in Labour Economics during 2019:

Dynamics and endogeneity of firms’ recruitment behaviour
Felix Ehrenfried and Christian Holzner
Volume 57, April 2019, Pages 63-84

This paper provides many interesting findings regarding the dynamics of the recruitment process of firms. The data set used in the empirical analysis – the German Job Vacancy Survey – is very rich and I believe the empirical findings of the paper have the potential to help fine-tune standard search and matching models in the future. The paper is well written and there is a useful discussion of how the empirical findings could be explained by different competing theoretical frameworks.

The paper provides a large set of novel facts that should be relevant to search modeling. The facts were not uniformly counterintuitive, but they were collectively quite illuminating.

Arthur van Soest

Previous Prize winners

Lidia Farre, Francesc Ortega, Ryuichi Tanaka
Immigration and the public-private school choice
Volume 51, April 2018, Pages 184-201

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

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

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