Call for Papers


IZA Workshop: Unemployment Insurance in the Recession

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:June 27 - June 28, 2011

Submission Deadline:March 25, 2011
Notification of Acceptance:April 08, 2011
Final Papers Due:May 05, 2011

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer


About the Workshop

Unemployment insurance schemes changed in many countries in the last great recession. Several countries increased the duration of unemployment benefits, reinforced the coaching of unemployed workers, provided more training programs or facilitated short-time work compensation. The aim of this workshop is to analyze these changes with theoretical and empirical contributions. Papers dealing with unemployment insurance over the business cycle, unemployment dynamics and short-time work compensation are particularly welcome.


Those who wish to participate in the workshop are invited to submit a complete paper (extended abstracts will also be considered) using our online application form.
The deadline for submission is March 25, 2011.
Decisions of acceptance will be announced no later than April 8, 2011. Complete papers will be due May 5, 2011.


Economy class air travel costs for presenters of papers that have been accepted will be reimbursed according to IZA travel guidelines.
IZA will also provide accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the workshop venue.