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CfP Economics of Education Workshop @ NIFU & NTNU, Oslo

On August 22-23, 2022, the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) and the Department of Economics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will organize a workshop on ‘Educational Resources and Student Performance’ in Oslo. The purpose is to stimulate research in the broad area of economics of education, and to bring together young and experienced researchers.

Keynote speakers are professor Victor Lavy, University of Warwick, UK and professor Diane Schanzenbach, Northwestern University, USA.

The deadline for submission of papers is April 20, 2022. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit. For submission, please send the paper, or 2-3 page abstract, to astrid.sandsor@nifu.no. Authors of submitted papers will be notified about acceptance mid May.

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Open Position @ ILO

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva is hiring an economist for a period of one year to work on skills and transitions in the labour market, including the analysis of online data from labour intermediation platforms in various middle-income countries.

Application deadline: March 21, 2022

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BeNA Labor Economics Workshop @DIW – June 16, 2022

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 Sarah Cattan (Institute for Fiscal Studies) and Luise Görges (Leuphana University) 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.

The workshop will take place in the friendly atmosphere of the DIW (German Institute for Economic Research) on June 16, 2022. 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 May 8, to workshop@labor-research.net.

The decision on your submission will be communicated by May 18, 2022

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CfP for PhD Students – Berlin Workshop on Empirical Public Economics

We look forward to receiving papers for the poster session dedicated to PhD students of our workshop on the “Empirical Public Economics: Preferences and Public Policy “. 

Date: March 17-18, 2022
Location: The John F. Kennedy Institute (JFKI)

Confirmed speakers include among others:

Please submit a full paper draft (or an extended abstract) to luca.stella@fu-berlin.de  by February 10, 2022. Decisions will be sent by February 15, 2022. There are no workshop fees. In case of questions please contact Luca Stella (luca.stella@fu-berlin.de).

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CfP IZA Summer School in Labor Economics

The IZA Summer School in Labor Economics was created in 1998, as an annual event taking place at the conference center of Deutsche Post DHL at the Ammersee lake (near Munich) in Bavaria, Germany. After pausing for two years because of the pandemic, we are excited to resume this event in 2022 (in accordance with the applicable COVID-19 regulations).

The objective of the Summer School is to bring together PhD students and senior lecturers to study topics in labor economics. Students have the opportunity to present their work and discuss ideas with established researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.

Lecturers:

Lecturers:Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Gothenburg)
“Selected Topics in the Economics of Crime: Prisons, Juries, (and More)”

Seth Sanders (Cornell University)
“Theory, Estimation and Applications of Finite Mixture Models”

Applications to participate should be submitted by January 31, 2022, using the online application form. 

Please submit your CV and an abstract for a potential presentation of your research work. A letter of support from your PhD supervisor must be sent before the deadline by email to Andreas Lichter (lichter@iza.org).

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Student Research Assistant @ISDC

The Welfare Research Program at ISDC is seeking a Student Research Assistant (part-time – 10 hours per week) to support various research projects at the nexus of food security and conflict. Under direction from the Director of the Research Programme on Welfare, the RA will provide support to research, analysis and operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning, processing and analysing large-scale quantitative survey data
  • Drafting reports and papers
  • Literature search

Required experience and skills:

  • An excellent first degree in economics, quantitative social sciences, data sciences,mathematics or a related discipline
  • Current enrolment in a related studies programme in the Berlin region
  • Very good proficiency in R
  • Excellent command of English

We work on very serious issues like war and poverty and we love science. At the same time we are an international, cheerful and motivated team, we work very collaboratively and enjoy our work. 

Please send your application including a cover letter, detailed CV and existing letters of reference as a single PDF-file by email to jobs@isdc.org.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022; however, the position may be filled as soon as suitable applications are received.

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BeNA Guru Talk on “#EconTwitter” – January 11, 2022

We are happy to invite you to our first BeNA event in 2022: on Tuesday, January 11, 7 – 8 pm we are hosting a Guru Talk on the topic of “#EconTwitter”. The event is intended to give PhD-students and post-docs insights on how to use Twitter as an academic network building tool. 

We are pleased to welcome two real #EconTwitter icons as our Gurus:

RÜDIGER BACHMANN is Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He specializes in macroeconomics of heterogeneous agents and, is interested in the implications of uncertainty and expectation formation on macroeconomic outcomes. With more than 15k followers and as co-host of the podcast Coronomics, Rudi is well known as a commentator of current political debates.

PAUL HÜNERMUND is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the Copenhagen Busines School. He studies how firms can leverage new technologies in the space of machine learning and artificial intelligence for value creation and competitive advantage. He is also co-founder of causalscience.org, a platform for knowledge exchange between industry and academia, and is associate editor at the Journal of Causal Inference. With more than 10k followers he is well-known in the #EconTwitter community.  

The event will take place online via ZOOM and it will be held in English. For better planning we would like to ask you to register for the Guru Talk via guru@labor-research.net and we will send you the link to join the online meeting. 

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.

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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. 

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