Call for Papers


3rd IZA Workshop: Labor Market Effects of Environmental Policies

Organizers: Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA)
Location:Berlin, Germany
Date:August 27 - August 28, 2015

Submission Deadline:April 19, 2015
Notification of Acceptance:May 15, 2015
Final Papers Due:August 09, 2015

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer

About the Workshop

We are pleased to invite submissions for the 3rd IZA Workshop on Labor Market Effects of Environmental Policies.

Many industrialized countries have implemented environmental policies in order to reduce emissions that are harmful to the environment and global climate. While the benefits of such policies accrue in form of increased health, worker productivity, and quality of life, the costs of environmental regulations are mostly borne through potential impacts on industrial activity and labor market outcomes. Thus successful policy development requires detailed information on the connection between environmental regulations and labor markets as well as industrial activity.

The aim of the 2015 workshop of IZA’s “Environment and Employment” program area is to bring together researchers analyzing wider labor market impacts of environmental policies. We particularly encourage submissions of papers that provide credible empirical evidence on the following issues:
  • Effects on sectoral energy prices, industrial output and employment;
  • Effects on individual productivity, human capital acquisition and well-being;
  • Labor market effects of structural transitions towards renewable energy sources;
  • Design of optimal public policies, such as taxation of energy consumption, with regard to their distributional impacts.


Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or extended abstract by April 19, 2015 using our Online Application Form.



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 and discussants will be covered according to the following 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.