Call for Papers


6th Joint IZA/IFAU Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Sinem H. Ayhan (IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Erik Mellander (IFAU), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol, IFAU and IZA ), Ulrika Vikman (IFAU), Johan Vikstr๖m (IFAU)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 06 - October 07, 2016

Submission Deadline:May 31, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:June 22, 2016
Deadline for Registration:June 30, 2016
Final Papers Due:September 16, 2016

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

About the Conference

We are very pleased to announce the 6th IZA/IFAU Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is jointly organized by IFAU (Uppsala) and IZA (Bonn) in a bi-annual rhythm, taking place this year at IZA, in Bonn, on October 6-7, 2016.
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and IZA).
The Program Committee invites submissions for about 15 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches, structural modeling 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
• The effects of labor market policies on inequality (in wages, occupations, job tasks etc.)
• Relationship between labor market policies and health outcomes
• The effects of minimum wages
• Interaction between labor market and education policies
• Policies to integrate refugees and migrants into the labor market


Those authors who are invited to present their papers are expected to participate in the 2-day workshop. Economy class airfares and up to 3 nights of lodging for presenting authors will be covered according to the following 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.