Call for Papers


2nd IZA Workshop: Climate Change and Human Wellbeing

Organizers: Andrew J. Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA), Susana Ferreira (University of Georgia and IZA)
Date:September 26 - September 26, 2022

Submission Deadline:June 30, 2022
Notification of Acceptance:July 30, 2022

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza

Keynote Speaker

Solomon Hsiang (UC Berkeley)

About the Workshop

We are pleased to invite submissions for the Second IZA Workshop: Climate Change and Human Wellbeing, to be held virtually on Monday September 26th, starting at approximately 4pm German time/3pm UK time/10 am East Coast US time [exact times to be confirmed].
IZA would like to encourage new research work in the important area of climate change. Global warming is increasing the frequency of extreme climatic conditions across the world. Despite efforts to mitigate the extent of climate change, exposure to extreme events such as heatwaves, floods, and hurricanes will become more prevalent for the entire world’s population. In addition to causing damages to the environment and human health, climate change as well as adaptation to global warming pose challenges for the functioning of society and of labor markets. In particular, this raises questions about the implications of climate change for a range of wellbeing and labor market outcomes, among others health, income, happiness, productivity, human capital formation, migration decisions, and much else.
The aim of this Second IZA Workshop on the topic of Climate Change is to bring together researchers analyzing these and other implications of climate change or climate change adaptation. We hope to allow wide-ranging discussion in this online conference setting.


Please submit papers by June 30, 2022 using IZA's online application form on top of the page. Preference will be given to full papers but we may consider extended abstracts if the paper will definitely be finished in time for the workshop. Notifications will be sent by July 30, 2022.


Note: Submissions are open to all, and all submitters will be invited to attend (virtually). All interested researchers may sign up to live-stream the event. Please feel free to share this call for papers with others who may have relevant research to present.