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image4The Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA) was founded in 2004 and offers young labor market researchers working at universities and research institutions in Berlin and Potsdam a forum for the discussion and development of research projects. It is coordinated by young scholars from the participating institutions.

The main activities organized by our network are the biannual BeNA Workshop, the biannual BeNA Guru Talk, as well as the annual BeNA Lecture Series. Events organized by the BeNA network are open to all people interested in labor market research.

The BeNA gratefully acknowledges funding provided by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Berlin Office. Furthermore, we are very grateful to all collaborating institutions for their hosting of BeNA activities.

History

Audience at BeNA lectureBeNA was originally founded in 2004 as a forum for the discussion and the development of research projects by young labor market researchers working at universities and research institutions in Berlin. Since the beginning BeNA’s main activity has been the weekly research seminar, to which (starting in the winter term 2008/09) outstanding young researchers from Germany and Europe were invited to present current research projects. In 2015 the BeNA Seminar on Labor Market Research was reorganized and divided into a biweekly seminar with external speakers, and an biannual internal workshop open to young labor market researchers (PhD students and post-docs) affiliated with any of the participating institutions in Berlin or Potsdam.