Call for Papers


15th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizer: Anne C. Gielen (IZA and Erasmus University)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:April 23 - April 29, 2012

Submission Deadline:January 18, 2012
Deadline for Registration:February 26, 2012
Final Papers Due:March 25, 2012

Event Manager:

Elke Henn

The IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics was created in 1998, as an annual event taking place at the conference center of Deutsche Post DHL at the Ammersee Lake (near Munich) in Bavaria, Germany. The Summer School is supported by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the European Economic Association (EEA), the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE).
The objective of the Summer School is to bring together a large number of PhD students and senior lecturers to study new areas in labor economics. Students have the opportunity to present their work and discuss ideas with established researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.
The School is open to advanced graduate students from European universities, or Europeans studying abroad, engaged in the preparation of a doctoral dissertation or approaching that stage. Around 35 students will be selected, based on their preparation to participate in advanced study on the subject.


Andrew Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA) “The Economics of Happiness and Health”
Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA) “Econometric Advances in Discrete Data Modeling, with Applications to Health and Well-being”


Local expenses and traveling are covered.


Applications to participate should be submitted by January 18, 2012, using the online submission form. Please submit your CV and an abstract for a potential presentation of your research work; a letter of support from your PhD supervisor must be sent before the deadline by regular mail to
Anne Gielen (IZA, Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany) or by e-mail to