Call for Papers


16th IZA & 3rd IZA/CREST Conference: 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 Groningen and IZA)
Date:September 30 - October 01, 2021

Submission Deadline:July 31, 2021
Notification of Acceptance:August 17, 2021

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza

Keynote Speaker

Patrick Kline (UC Berkeley and IZA)

About the Workshop

We are very pleased to announce the 16th IZA & 3rd 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.
The Program Committee invites submissions for about 12-15 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
  • Labor market policies that deal with the aftermath of the Covid-pandemic
  • 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



    Please use the Online Application Form to submit pdf versions of papers. The deadline for paper submission is July 31, 2021.
    Kindly note that we expect the submitter being the presenter of the paper.
    Confirmations will be sent until August 17, 2021.


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