Call for Papers


15th IZA & 2nd IZA/CREST Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Bruno Crépon (CREST and IZA), Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (CREST), Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 24 - October 25, 2019

Submission Deadline:June 10, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:June 30, 2019
Final Papers Due:September 25, 2019

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

About the Program

We are very pleased to announce the 15th IZA & 2nd IZA/CREST Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn in cooperation with CREST. It will start in the morning of October 24 and end in the afternoon of October 25, 2019. The conference dinner takes place on the evening of October 24, 2019.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Anders Kock (University of Oxford).

The Program Committee invites submissions for about 14 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches or methodological contributions are of particular interest.

Topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Innovative methods for policy evaluation (e.g. field experiments)
  • Labor market policies for low-skilled, youth and other disadvantaged unemployed groups/welfare recipients
  • Policies to integrate refugees and migrants into the labor market
  • Relationship between labor market policies and health outcomes
  • The effects of labor market policies on inequality (in wages, occupations, job tasks etc.)
  • Machine learning for policy evaluation
  • Identification of treatment effects

Paper Submission

Please use our Online Application Form to submit pdf versions of papers. The deadline for paper submission is May 31, 2019.

Kindly note that we expect the submitter being the presenter of the paper.

Confirmations will be sent until June 17, 2019.

Travel and Accommodation

Those authors who are invited to present their papers are expected to participate in the entire 2-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.

Please be sure before applying that your visa status will allow you to attend the event.