Report on the 3rd IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics, 2000


The third annual IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics was held from May 29th to June 4th 2000. In the relaxed atmosphere at the conference center of the German Post Office (Deutsche Post) in Buch at the lake of Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany, the summer school once again brought together a group Ph.D. students, selected by a committee out of 130 applicants, with distinguished scholars. During the course of the week, each student was given the opportunity to present their research ideas either through giving a formal talk or through hosting a poster session. These presentations created the setting for many open and lively debates, and ensured students of numerous helpful comments from both their colleagues and the senior economists. In addition, the students had the opportunity to attend lectures given by two researchers in the field of labor economics. Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin) held a lecture series on Labor Demand, and Gerard J. van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam) gave an introduction into Duration Models and Search Models.