The students presented their research either through giving a talk or hosting a poster session. Eight papers were selected by the committee to be presented in formal presentations. Each paper was chaired by one student and discussed by two others. The presenters could be certain to receive a lot of questions and comments on their work, both from their assigned discussants and from an open question session at the end of each presentation. The theoretical and empirical papers covered a broad range of topics in labor economics, such as the effects of product demand and market power on wage inequality, the effect of skill-biased technological change on unskilled workers, minimum wages and employment, sheepskin effects in a transition economy, the impact of labor market conditions on female participation, fertility and education decisions, poverty persistence and the effects of labor market conditions at the beginning of individuals' labor market career on earnings.