Call for Nominations


3rd IZA@DC Young Scholar Program

Organizers: Francis Vella (Georgetown University and IZA ), Annabelle Krause (IZA), Steffen Künn (IZA)
Location:Washington, DC, USA
Date:September 21 - September 26, 2014

Submission Deadline:April 20, 2014
Notification of Acceptance:June 15, 2014
Final Papers Due:September 01, 2014

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

IZA and the Georgetown Center of Economic Research (GCER) of Georgetown University Economics Department are very pleased to announce the Third IZA@DC Young Scholar Program which will take place from September 21-26, 2014 at Georgetown University in Washington DC. The program is part of IZA’s network activities and its objective is to bring outstanding PhD students to Washington, DC.

The program encourages interaction between talented PhD students and labor economists located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. On each of the five days of the program a leading labor economist will present his/her frontier research. Students will be given the opportunity to collectively meet with each of the speakers and to discuss their own research. In addition, the students will formally present their own research. They will also visit IZA Research Fellows located in Washington, DC at their home institutions.

The program is designed for advanced PhD students from outside the US working in the field of labor economics with an interest in joint research projects with local universities or public institutions in the DC area. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 10 students.

Among the guest researchers that contributed to the successful programs in the last two years were Joshua Angrist, Petra E. Todd, Joseph G. Altonji, David Autor and George J. Borjas. Programs of the previous years are available here: 2012 and 2013



Accommodation during the one week program is provided by IZA. Travel expenses will be covered by participants. Students with limited or without funding can apply for a travel grant at IZA.


IZA Research Fellows located outside the US can nominate their PhD students by submitting a nomination statement, the student’s CV and research paper by April 20, 2014 using the online nomination form.

If a grant for travel expenses is required, please indicate with the nomination and submit a short explanation. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by mid of June.