Call for Papers


13th IZA Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Sinem H. Ayhan (IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 05 - October 06, 2017

Submission Deadline:May 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance:June 01, 2017
Final Papers Due:September 15, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

About the Program

We are very pleased to announce the 13th IZA Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn and will start in the morning of October 5 and end in the afternoon of October 6, 2017. The conference dinner takes place on the evening of October 5, 2017.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Imran Rasul (University College London 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 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
  • 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.)



Please use our Online Application Form to submit pdf versions of papers. The deadline for paper submission is May 15, 2017.

Confirmations will be sent until June 1, 2017.

Travel and Accommodation

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 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.