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CfP: 1st Berlin Workshop on Applied Causal Graphs @Hertie

We want to bring together the broader community of researchers in the Berlin area who work with causal graphs. The focus of the workshop will be on how graphs can help us in applied research in the social sciences, climate science, and beyond. The big question is: How can we transfer methods and solutions for specific problems from one discipline to another? Participants are invited to give a short presentation of their work (about 10 minutes), followed by 10 minutes of discussion. We encourage everyone to present work in progress, new software or implementations, and really anything that makes it easier for applied scientists to harness the power of causal graphs in their research. We also invite each participant to send a picture of the graph that best summarizes their current work, which will be displayed in the conference room to facilitate discussion.

Date: Tuesday, 23rd April 2024
Format: One-day workshop (9am-5:30pm)
Location: Hertie School, Berlin (Alexanderplatz 3, Room 6.207)
Organizers: Silvana Tiedemann (Hertie School, Center for Sustainability), Patrick Klösel (PIK/MCC)
Keynotes: Urmi Ninad (TU Berlin), Will Lowe (Hertie), Vanessa Didelez (BIPS Bremen, tbc)

Deadline to submit your contribution: March 29th, 2024.

There is no participation fee and catering is provided by the Hertie School.

Please forward this Call for Contributions to any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating.

Find more information here.

BeNA 20 Year Jubilee Conference

Date: March 14 -15, 2024

Location: HU Berlin, Spandauer Str. 1, 10178 Berlin

Program: Download the program here.

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UPDATE: You are cordially invited to register as a guest without presenting. Registration for guests is open until February 29th, 2024. Please use the form below.
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The Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA e.V.) is proud to organize a conference to celebrate its 20th birthday!

The conference will take place on March 14-15 at HU Berlin, School of Business and Economics, Spandauer Str. 1. The Keynote will be delivered by Abi Adams-Prassl (University of Oxford). On the evening of March 14th, we will celebrate the BeNA birthday party with an informal conference dinner at Brauhaus Südstern. INSIGHTS, the Berlin School of Economics knowledge transfer program, supports the event.


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Call for papers:

Organizers:

  • Felix Fuchs, HU Berlin
  • Annica Gehlen, DIW and FU Berlin
  • Peter Haan, DIW and FU Berlin
  • Andreas Leibing, DIW and FU Berlin
  • Johannes Seebauer, DIW and FU Berlin
  • Katharina Wrohlich, DIW and University of Potsdam

Contact: info@labor-research.net

Postdoc @ BiB

Das Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB) sucht eine motivierte wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin bzw. einen motivierten wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (PostDoc) zur Verstärkung unserer Forschung im Bereich der Bildungs- und Familienforschung. Dabei geht es um Bildung über den gesamten Lebensverlauf mit einem besonderen Schwerpunkt auf die frühe Kindheit und die Familie als zentralen Bildungsort. Außerdem stehen Fragen im Mittelpunkt, welche Bedeutung Bildung im Kontext einer nachhaltigen Fachkräftestrategie haben kann.

Zu Ihren Aufgabengebieten gehören:

  • Konzeption, Planung und Durchführung empirischer Studien, insbesondere im Bereich der Bildungs- und Familienforschung. Die Forschung soll anschlussfähig zu Aktivitäten in anderen Forschungsbereichen des BiB sein (wie z.B. Wohlbefinden, Gesundheit, Migration oder Alterung)
  • Auswertungen von internationalen und nationalen Mikro-Datensätzen wie Mikrozensus, Zensus, FReDA, SOEP, u.a. mit fortgeschrittenen quantitativen Analysemethoden
  • Präsentation der Forschungsergebnisse im Rahmen nationaler und internationaler Konferenzen, sowie Publikation in wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften und Publikationsreihen
  • Zusammenarbeit mit nationalen und internationalen wissenschaftlichen Kooperationspartnerinnen und -partnern
  • Unterstützung und Beratung des Bundesministeriums des Innern und für Heimat und der Fachressorts

Was wir Ihnen bieten:
Freuen Sie sich auf eine international vernetzte Forschungseinrichtung, in der exzellente empirische Forschung mit forschungsbasierter Politikberatung und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit verknüpft wird. Das BiB ist zentral im Rhein-Main-Gebiet gelegen mit sehr guten Anschlüssen an das öffentliche Verkehrsnetz. Wir bieten Ihnen ein sehr gutes Arbeitsumfeld, vielfältige Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten und wissen Ihr Engagement zu schätzen. Außerdem unterstützen wir Ihre Weiterentwicklung individuell, etwa auch im Kontext von wissenschaftlicher Karriereentwicklung und durch vielfältige Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten. Als Arbeitgeber des öffentlichen Dienstesbieten wir die üblichen Sozialleistungen wie Jahressonderzahlung, Betriebsrente und vermögenswirksame Leistungen. Darüber hinaus fördern wir die Vereinbarkeit von Privatleben und Beruf, bieten Möglichkeiten zur flexiblen Gestaltung der Arbeitszeiten und Homeoffice sowie einen Zuschuss zum Job-Ticket. Am BiB ist auf einigen Positionen längerfristig auch eine Verbeamtung möglich.

Bewerbungsfrist: 05.02.2024

Mehr Informationen finden Sie hier.

CfP: Workshop @ifo Dresden, May 16-17, 2024

The Dresden Branch of the ifo Institute and the Technische Universität Dresden invite you to submit your (preliminary) paper to the 13th ifo Dresden Workshop on Labor Economics and Social Policy. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, evaluations of labor market policies and related social programs, minorities and integration measures, behavioral economics, and health and inequality issues. Preference is given to papers estimating causal effects and using novel methods.

We specifically encourage PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to submit their current research. Each paper will be allocated 45 minutes, divided between the presentation, a discussion by an assigned workshop participant and a general discussion.

Deadline: February 1, 2024

Find more information here.

Full-time position as policy analyst @Applica

The position is for a full-time policy analyst specialising in evaluation of EU Cohesion policy to be a member of our Evaluation Helpdesk team for the European Commission (particularly DG Regional Policy and DG Employment).

What you will be doing:

  • Summarising evaluations of interventions funded by the ERDF, CF, JTF and ESF+ published by Member States.
  • Assessing these evaluations on the basis of a set of quality criteria.
  • Preparing country and thematic reports, presentations and other written material based on these
    evaluations and studies.
  • Contributing to the design and organisation of physical and virtual workshops (with the support of event management staff).
  • Contributing to other studies or proposals as required.

How to apply

  • Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to Loredana Sementini, Managing Director, at info@applica.be
  • Please specify in the title of your email the reference: Policy evaluation analyst
  • The selection process may include a short written test
  • Deadline: as soon as possible but no later than January 5, 2024.
  • Starting date: February-March 2024

Find more information here.

Replicator @ RWI

RWI invites applications for several Replicator (m/w/d) positions on a self-employed basis to conduct a robustness replication of a published microeconomic study in the field of Development Economics.

The successful applicant will work with us on the project “Robustness and Replicability in Economics (R2E)”, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) Priority Programme “Meta-Rep”. The Lead PI is Jörg Ankel-Peters (RWI) with co-investigators Anna Dreber and Magnus Johannesson (Stockholm School of Economics). In this project, we aim to, first, define replicability for robustness replications in economics and, second, transfer this definition into a protocol and, third, conduct many robustness replications using the original data of the studies, based on the developed protocol. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the ongoing debate about replicability and replication rates in economics.

You will write a replication report documenting your procedure and results, which will be reviewed by us and sent to the authors of the original study. Finally, we will jointly publish the report as a discussion paper with you as the leading author in the I4R Discussion Paper Series.

Successful applicants should

  • Be interested in the topics of meta-science, replication and research transparency
  • Have a strong background in applied microeconomics and econometrics; experience in Development Economics is a plus
  • Have completed or be currently enrolled in a doctorate degree in economics, statistics, computer sciences, or a related field in
    social science
  • Have an excellent command of English and strong writing skills; German skills are not required
  • Having advanced knowledge of the statistical software Stata; knowledge of R and/or Python is a plus
  • Have the technical infrastructure for working remotely including own equipment (will not be provided by RWI

The position starts as soon as possible and is limited to six months. The work can be done fully remotely. The applicant will receive compensation of 2,500 € gross in total, possible distributed in installments based upon predetermined deliverables. Additionally, replication fellows will be listed as co-authors on the meta-paper. At the conclusion of the project, it is foreseen to gather all fellows for a final workshop at RWI in Essen, Germany.

Application Deadline: November 26, 2023.

Find more information here.

Nachwuchsforscher:innen-Netzwerk @IAB

Das Nachwuchsforscher:innen-Netzwerk am IAB wird derzeit von Carina Toussaint und Markus Wolf geleitet. Wir organisieren u.a. ein Brown Bag Seminar, das während der Semesterzeiten ca. alle zwei Wochen montags während der Mittagszeit via ZOOM stattfindet.

Nachwuchsforscher:innen können dort ihre Forschung vorstellen und diskutieren. Dabei soll das Format ein „geschützter Raum“ sein, bei dem man auch sehr frühe Forschungsergebnisse oder -ideen vorstellen und mit anderen Nachwuchsforscher:innen diskutieren kann. Wir fragen zweimal pro Jahr ab, wer in der nächsten Runde präsentieren möchte. Die Seminarreihe ist nicht nur für Forscher:innen am IAB sondern auch von anderen Institutionen offen.

Wer in unseren Verteiler aufgenommen werden möchte um die Einladungen zum Seminar bekommen, kann uns eine Mail an folgende Adresse schicken: IAB.NachwuchsforscherInnen-Netzwerk@iab.de

BeNA Winter Workshop – 11/2023

The BeNA Labor Economics Workshop took place on November 3, 2023, at Humboldt University Berlin. The one-day workshop provided young labor economists the opportunity to present and discuss their current research with other participants and senior researchers. The participants received valuable feedback on their projects.

Two interesting keynotes were given by Ingrid Hägele (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich) and Nikolaj A. Harmon (University of Copenhagen).

The workshop was marked by vivid discussions during the day and included an informal dinner after the workshop. The program can be found here.

Ipek Yükselen (IAB) was awarded the BeNA Innovative Research Award for the project “Gender Differences in Negotiation Behavior and the Role of Information: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment“.

BeNA-BiB Lecture Series with Eric Bettinger

On November 21st and 22nd, BeNA will host Prof. Eric Bettinger in an event that marks the comeback of our traditional BeNA lecture series—this time, in closest cooperation with the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB).

As one of the world’s leading education economists and a distinguished Professor of Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, Eric has contributed immensely to the field of education. He has led several influential studies, including the H&R Block FAFSA experiment, and his work has been widely recognized and published in leading academic journals.

This year’s lecture series has the topic „The Aspiration of Randomization and the Perils Attached” and will focus on conducting randomized experiments and the economics of education. Attendees can attend three lectures and one research talk, which will provide in-depth insight into Eric’s work. Moreover, attendees can also book office hours with Eric.

The event starts at noon on November 21st with a lunch and a seminar talk on „Skills vs. Signaling: Evidence from Fake Diplomas in Brazil.„ This will be followed by the first part of a three-part lecture series and a dinner. The lecture series continues on Wednesday, November 22nd, until the afternoon. Throughout the two days, attendees will also be able to sign up for office hours with Eric.

You can find the program here.

The BeNA-BiB Lecture Series is open to the public. To register for the event, please follow this RSVP link: https://forms.gle/SthnyTbkgQD6131g8.

In case of oversubscription, BeNA/BiB members will be given priority. 

We look forward to welcoming many interested researchers to the event!