Call for Papers


7th IZA Workshop on Environment and Labor Markets

Organizers: Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 08 - May 09, 2019

Submission Deadline:February 17, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:March 04, 2019
Final Papers Due:April 28, 2019

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza


About the Workshop

We are pleased to invite submissions for the 7th IZA Workshop on Environment and Labor Markets.
Optimal environmental policy aims at equalizing benefits and costs of improving environmental quality. While the benefits generally accrue in form of increased health, worker productivity and human capital, quality of life, and amenity values, the costs of environmental regulations are mostly borne through potential impacts on industrial activity and employment. Successful policy development requires detailed information on the magnitude and determinants of these benefits and costs. IZA's Environment and Labor Markets program area aims at providing credible empirical evidence on the impact of environmental factors and policies on labor market outcomes, human capital outcomes, industrial activity, production decisions, and demographic outcomes.
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago).
The aim of the 2019 workshop of the program area is to bring together researchers analyzing wider labor market impacts of environmental quality and environmental policies. We particularly encourage submissions of papers that provide credible empirical evidence on the following issues:
  • Effects on sectoral energy prices, industrial output and employment
  • Effects on individual productivity, human capital acquisition and well-being
  • Labor market effects of structural transitions towards renewable energy sources
  • Design of optimal public policies, such as taxation of energy consumption, with regard to their distributional impacts

    Paper Submission

    Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or extended abstract by February 17, 2019 using the Online Application Form. Notifications will be send until March 4, 2019.

    Travel and Accommodation

    Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the entire 2 day workshop. Economy class airfares and 3 nights of lodging for presenting authors and discussants 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.
    Please be sure before applying that your visa status will allow you to attend the event.