33rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists

  • October 2024

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education


    The 8th IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education will convene international scholars focusing on the development of skills within both formal and informal educational contexts and their valuation in the labor market. The conference will feature a select group of presenters, alongside a poster session for local researchers from the host institutions. Presentations and the keynote speech will be accessible via Zoom to an external audience.

33rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists
September 16, 2021 - September 18, 2021
Call for papers

The European Association of Labour Economists are pleased to invite all labour economists to submit papers for presentations at the 33rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists, to be held in Padua Italy, 16-18 September 2021. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Economics and Management “Marco Fanno” of the University of Padua. In case Covid-19 prevents the EALE from organizing a normal conference they will organize it on-line.

Keynote speakers will be Imran Rasul, University College London, United Kingdom, Maia Güell, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and Fabiano Schivardi, LUISS Rome.  In addition, EALE plan to organize invited flash talk sessions, parallel and poster sessions. The structure of these plans may change over time due to national Covid-19 measurements.

Deadline paper submission March 1, 2021

(Please read the instructions below for details and used topics while submitting your paper)

Instructions paper submission
You are invited to submit papers for this conference according to the list of themes below. A scientific program committee will evaluate all submitted papers. Papers should be submitted electronically using the online submission form.  Please take into account that your paper will be randomly assigned to either a poster or parallel session. The paper submission site will open by November 1, 2020. The submission deadline is March 1, 2021 at 23:59 Central European time. Papers must be submitted on-line. Please note that no more than one submission by the same author will be considered.

To each paper an abstract must be added. Both your abstract and complete paper should be submitted through the electronic submission process. Only complete (draft) papers will be considered. Please complete all the required fields and enclose your complete paper as one pdf file (no tables, figures, etc. as separate files). You will receive a confirmation e-mail message after your submission has been completed. If you do not receive the confirmation email or receive an empty message then please contact us at eale-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Acceptance decisions will be communicated by the April 1, 2021.  Accepted papers will only be included in the final programme if presenting authors have registered by May 15, 2021. Each participant may present at most one paper but can co-author more than one paper in the programme.

EALE job market and tour
EALE offers facilities for European job market candidates during this conference. In addition to job market events during the conference we will initiate a ‘EALE tour’ for selected job market candidates. Please check EALE Job market 2021 for more details and if you are eligible to participate in these events. Job market candidates should submit their abstracts/draft papers under topic 31: “Job Market Session”, during the submission process.

Authors of an accepted paper (either a poster or parallel presentation) will be invited shortly after the conference to submit their accepted and presented paper for publication in the annual Conference Volume of the journal Labour Economics.

EALE Young Economist Award
The EALE grants an award of € 500 for an outstanding paper selected by a Scientific Committee. Researchers who have not completed their PhD yet, or have completed their PhD within three calendar years before the end of September 2021, are eligible for this Prize. Please note that your paper should be single authored.  If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for the award, please tick the corresponding box on the paper submission form.

Best Poster Award
In addition to the Young Economist Award, EALE grants a Prize for the best poster as well. All actual presented posters will be automatically considered for the best poster award. For questions, please contact us at eale-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl

1. Labour supply
2. Labour demand
3. Mobility and labour market dynamics
4. Job search
5. Evaluation of labour market policies
6. Automation, technology and the labour market
7. Wage inequality
8. Fertility, family, marriage and work
9. Education, training and human capital
10. Personality and non-cognitive skills
11. Migration and regional labour markets
12. Gender
13. Older workers and retirement
14. Minorities in the labour market
15. Discrimination
16. Job satisfaction, well-being at work
17. Personnel economics
18. Behavioural economics and the labour market
19. Econometric methods for labour market analysis
20. Labour market in development countries
21. Labour market in transition countries
22. Minimum wages
23. Employment protection and flexible contracts
24. Specific or atypical labour markets
25. Labour markets and Crime
26. Health
27. Unemployment
28. Welfare, income distribution and poverty
29. Covid-19 and the labour market
30. Trade unions and bargaining
31. Job market session
32. None of the above

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