Call for Papers


2nd IZA/HSE Workshop: Ten Years after the Financial Crisis - Labor Market Adjustment in Emerging and Post-Transition Economies

Organizers: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna, NRU HSE and IZA), Vladimir Gimpelson (NRU HSE and IZA), Rostislav Kapeliushnikov (NRU HSE and IMEMO RAS), Alexander Muravyev (NRU HSE, St. Petersburg Branch and IZA)
Location:Moscow, Russia
Date:October 11 - October 12, 2018

Submission Deadline:June 18, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:July 15, 2018

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza

About the Workshop

Many post-transition and emerging economies have been particularly hard hit by the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession. Some economies had to go through very large recessionary shocks that had long-lasting effects for the labor market, human capital formation and growth. The Great Recession also slowed down systemic reform efforts in many countries. Hence, it strikes us as important to take stock of the performance of post-transition and emerging economies nearly ten years after the Great Recession, putting the focus on labor market adjustments and outcomes. It is instructive to look at how workers, firms and governments adjusted in the labor market to the economic shocks that occurred and which challenges lie still ahead to overcome the aftermath of the crisis.
This second IZA/Higher School of Economics workshop will bring together labor economists who are working on labor market adjustment in the post-Soviet states that emerged from the breakup of the Soviet Union, post-transition countries of Central Europe as well as China. While the main focus of the workshop is on the specified topic, papers on other labor market themes pertinent in emerging and post-transition economies will also be considered.


While extended abstracts are also welcome, we prefer full-fledged papers. Please use our online submission form before the submission deadline June 15, 2018. We will send out acceptance notifications by July 15, 2018.

Travel and Accommodation

Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the entire two day workshop. Economy class airfares and up to 3 nights of lodging for presenting authors will be covered according to the IZA Reimbursement Guidelines.
Kindly note that tax regulations prohibit IZA from fully reimbursing the travel expenses of conference participants who combine their trip with other destinations or extend their stay beyond the four-day window surrounding the event.