6th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics - 2003

Buch, Ammersee, April 7 - 13, 2003
From April 7-13, 2003, the 6th IZA Summer School in Labor Economics took place at the Management Center of Deutsche Post World Net (German Postal Services) in Buch on Lake Ammersee, Bavaria. Again a larger number of selected Ph.D. Students were given the unique opportunity to discuss their own research findings and ideas with established researchers in the field. Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Maryland and IZA) lectured on the "Evaluation of Active Labor Market Programs". Using practical examples, this lecture covered the newest statistical developments in the evaluation of labor market policies. The lecture of Christopher A. Pissarides (London School of Economics and IZA) on "The Search and Matching Approach to the Analysis of Labor Markets" discussed the role of frictions in economic analysis by focusing on equilibrium search and matching models, as applied to labor markets. The participating graduate students presented their own research covering a wide range of topics in the field, including among others the evaluation of active labor market policies in various countries, labor supply, gender differences, and the interaction between human capital and labor market success.


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