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CfP: 14th Workshop on Labour Economics, 7–8 April 2022 @IAAEU

The IAAEU and the Chair of Personnel Economics at Trier University are pleased to announce the 14th Workshop on Labour Economics, taking place entirely online on 7–8 April 2022.

The workshop provides a forum that allows scientists to network while fostering the exchange of research ideas and results. We welcome both theoretical and empirically oriented submissions. Solicited contributions from a range of topics and perspectives are welcome, including but not restricted to: labour and personnel economics, human resources, well-being, migration, inequality, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We particularly encourage PhD students to submit their research.

Interested researchers are invited to submit electronic versions of extended abstracts or full papers (preferred) no later than 21 January 2022 to wle@iaaeu.de.
Notification of acceptance for presentation will be sent by 25 February 2022. If accepted, full papers must be submitted by 18 March 2022.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the local organisers at wle@iaaeu.de.

Find more information here.


Student research assistant @RWI (Berlin office)

The RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research (Berlin Office) is hiring a student research assistant in the department of Macroeconomics and Public Finance. The work will be centered around microsimulation of tax and transfer system reforms, specifically a simulation of a universal basic income for Germany.

Applications are open until November 25th.

Find the full job posting (in German) here

Open Tenure Track Position in Labour Economics @ZEW Mannheim

We are searching for a highly motivated and creative researcher, ideally with particular interest in the economics of education, to join our group.

The research area analyses the determinants of labour market outcomes in knowledge-based economies at the level of individuals, companies, and regions. Grounded in economic theory, microeconometric methods are used to identify causal relationships based on administrative data, tailor-made in-house surveys, and unique linked-employee-employer data. The areas special expertise lies in studying the consequences of advancing digitalisation, educational expansion, and large-scale migration for employment, wages, and equality of opportunity. The unit also investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and labour market outcomes.

The position is suitable for researchers who have completed or are about to complete their PhD in economics, preferably on a topic of labour and/or education economics. Candidates should have a strong interest for theory-based, empirical or experimental analyses. Candidates are invited to develop the area’s research agenda, to contribute to an excellent publication performance and to provide research based policy advice. Candidates should have excellent writing skills. Fluency in English is required; command of German is highly appreciated.

Deadline: November 30, 2021.

We will interview selected candidates online during the virtual European Job Market on 15 – 18 December 2021. 

Find more information here.

BeNA Labor Economics Workshop – 11/2021

The BeNA Labor Economics Workshop took place on November 12, 2021 at DIW Berlin. The one-day workshop provided young labor economists the opportunity to present and discuss their current research with other participants and senior researchers.

This year’s keynotes were be given by Markus Nagler (Assistant Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) and Boris Hirsch (Professor at Leuphana University of Lüneburg). The workshop was marked by vivid discussions during the day and included an informal dinner after the workshop.

Björn Fischer (DIW Berlin) was awarded the BeNA Innovative Research Award for the best contribution to the workshop. In his project, he develops a comprehensive life-cycle model of elder parent care and work to evaluate options that address pressing conflicts between pension and long-term care (LTC) policy.

Stanford Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Health) Position

Stanford University is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Health) to join the Immigration Policy Lab (IPL). IPL conducts research that employs field and natural experimental methods to quantify the impacts of immigration and integration policies throughout the world. IPL is a highly collaborative environment.

The postdoc will have the opportunity to co-author papers envisioned to appear in top journals that report on the results of the studies, as well as work with an array of affiliated faculty from top institutions. While the majority of the postdoc’s time will be dedicated to collaborative lab projects, there is also an opportunity to develop related independent health research. Examples of previous studies produced by the lab include projects on the intergenerational impact of DACA on the mental health of children (Science), public health insurance and immigrant families’ location decisions (JAMA Pediatrics), and the impact of prenatal care for children of undocumented women (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

The initial appointment will be for one year (with potential to renew for a second year). Start date is flexible, but no later than July 2022. Salary is standardized based on Stanford University guidelines. Benefits are provided. 

Application deadline is on November 1st 2021.

Find more information here.

Post-Doc in Applied Microeconomics @Université de Genève

The university of Geneva is offering a postdoc position (20 months) in applied microeconomics with a focus on econometrics.

This project is part of a federally funded research project entitled “Benefits of plurilingualism in Switzerland. Individuals and society”.

The project focuses on, but is not limited to, the links between labour income and different linguistic attributes of individuals, in particular their
language practices.

The application deadline is on October 25 2021.

Find more information (in French) here.

Lecturer in Economics @University of Leeds

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School during an exciting phase in our development. Our highly popular and vibrant teaching programmes are expanding whilst our research activities continue to grow. The Division has a strong research focus and members of the Division publish in leading economics journals.

We would welcome applications from candidates with interests in areas which fit with the Division’s research and who have experience of teaching in core areas of economics. We invite candidates who can add to and advance the research and teaching of the Division.

As a Lecturer in Economics your main duties will include:

  • Being actively involved in research, innovation and impact at a national and international level as well as contributing to activity within the Economics Division;
  • Maintaining a record of high quality publications of national and international standing;
  • Promoting the integration of your own research area with other research interests within and, as appropriate, outside the Division;
  • Providing research supervision and helping to attract students to the University;
  • Undertaking research-led teaching in core economic modules at different levels, including assessment and examinations, leading module design, and contributing towards review and quality assurance mechanisms;
  • Providing support and guidance to students, providing timely feedback, resolving issues and/or referring to specialist parties, where appropriate;
  • Contributing effectively to the administrative processes and committee structures of the Division and Faculty including taking on leadership roles and managing initiatives which facilitate Divisional, Faculty or University performance or business;
  • Being an active member of the team supporting colleagues and participating in Divisional research and extra-curricular teaching activities

As a Lecturer in Economics you will have:

  • A PhD in Economics or very close to completion of a PhD in Economics;
  • A track record of research outputs commensurate with career and further outputs planned and in prospect;
  • A track record of publications in refereed journals commensurate with a 3 or 4 star rating as defined by the REF and as evidenced by metrics such as the Association of Business Schools journal quality list, the FT45 list or other equivalent source;
  • The ability to contribute to and develop collaborative research projects within and beyond the Division, including, as appropriate, interdisciplinary research;
  • The ability to obtain research funding or clear plans for the pursuit of grant income;
  • The ability to teach in core and applied areas of economics, and to contribute positively to curriculum and programme review and design;
  • A proven record of teaching in a university environment, with an enthusiastic approach to teaching Economics and the ability to interact with students in ways that will enhance the student experience;
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to collaborate, support, and inspire your research colleagues and peers;
  • The ability to contribute to management and administrative processes and structures, including managing resources and/or staff;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work as a member team In addition, for Lecturer Grade 8 you will have:
  • An excellent record of publications in refereed journals commensurate with a 3 or 4 star rating as defined by the REF and as evidenced by metrics such as the Association of Business Schools journal quality list, the FT45 list or other equivalent source;
  • Obtained research funding or actively developing bids for research funding;
  • Experience of module design, review and teaching innovation in the area of Economics;
  • The ability to supervise PhD students;
  • The ability to take on leadership roles and manage initiatives within the Division and Faculty.

Application Deadline Sunday 26 September 2021

You can apply for this role online; more guidance can be found on our How to Apply information page. Applications should be submitted by 23.59 (UK time) on the advertised closing date.

Find more information here and here.

Associate Professor in Economics @University of Leeds

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School during an exciting phase in our development. Our highly popular and vibrant teaching programmes are expanding whilst our research activities continue to grow. The Division has a strong research focus and members of the Division publish in leading economics journals.

We would welcome applications from candidates with interests in areas which fit with the Division’s research and who have experience of teaching in core areas of economics. We invite candidates who can add to and advance the research and teaching of the Division.

As Associate Professor your main duties will include:

  • Leading a clear and impactful research agenda, attracting external income on an individual and collaborative basis to underpin high quality research activity;
  • Being recognised as an authority in your field, developing and maintaining an external profile as appropriate to the discipline;
  • Maintaining a high quality record of regular and original research publications that are of national and international standing;
  • Promoting the integration of your own research area with other research interests within and, as appropriate, outside the Division, Faculty and University;
  • Providing high quality postgraduate supervision and attracting research students to the University, and to supervise other students as appropriate;
  • Undertaking research-led teaching in economics at different levels on undergraduate and/or postgraduate taught courses;
  • Playing a significant role in the design, development, planning and review of modules and programmes within the Division as required;
  • Offering leadership in the management and administrative processes of the Division, and where appropriate, Faculty and University;
  • Being an active member of the team supporting colleagues and participating in Divisional research

As an Associate Professor in Economics you will have:

  • A PhD in Economics;
  • A growing international reputation;
  • A strong track record of publications in refereed journals commensurate with a 3 or 4 star rating as defined by the REF and as evidenced by metrics such as the Association of Business Schools journal quality list, the FT45 list or other equivalent source;
  • Significant experience of teaching Economics effectively at all levels within higher education, including module and programme design, review and development;
  • Experience of supervising taught undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • Outstanding communication and team working skills, including experience of collaboration on cross-disciplinary projects;
  • Proven ability to provide academic leadership, including managing resources and/or staff;
  • A successful record of obtaining research funding with the potential to obtain further external funding in the future and clear plans for the pursuit of grant income;
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to collaborate, support, and inspire your research colleagues and peers;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work as a member team

Application Deadline Sunday 26 September 2021

You can apply for this role online; more guidance can be found on our How to Apply information page. Applications should be submitted by 23.59 (UK time) on the advertised closing date.

Find more information here and here.

BeNA Labor Economics Workshop @DIW – 12.11.2021

The one-day workshop provides young labor economists the chance to present and discuss their recent research. It provides a forum to meet and exchange with fellow doctoral students, post-docs and professors from the field of labor economics. The workshop is targeted at PhD students and aims to facilitate exchange between junior and senior academics.

This year, we are happy to announce that Boris Hirsch (Leuphana University of Lüneburg) and Markus Nagler (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) will be our excellent guest speakers at the workshop.

We are looking forward to submissions from PhD students from Berlin and Brandenburg working on topics in labor economics from a theoretical, empirical or experimental perspective.

We are very excited to announce that this will be our first in-person workshop after a long time. The workshop will take place in the friendly atmosphere of the DIW (German Institute for Economic Research) on November 12, 2021. Due to the current situation, participating is only possible by providing a negative test result, proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

If you want to present your work, please submit an abstract or a draft of your paper by October 15, 2021, to workshop@labor-research.net.

The decision on your submission will be communicated by October 25, 2021.

Find more information here.