Call for Abstracts


2nd IZA Junior/Senior Symposium

Organizers: Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA), Pierre Cahuc (CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
Location:University of Texas, Austin, USA
Date:May 01 - May 02, 2017

Submission Deadline:December 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:January 31, 2017
Final Papers Due:April 17, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

About the Symposium

After an extremely successful initial Symposium in Bonn in July, the second IZA Junior/Senior Labor Symposium will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, on Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2, 2017. We shall have 10 papers presented by authors who are between 1 and 6 years past the Ph.D. No author on any accepted paper should be outside this range of experience.

In addition to the ten authors in attendance, two senior labor economists, Pierre Cahuc of CREST, École Polytechnique and IZA, and Daniel Hamermesh of IZA and Royal Holloway University of London, will attend throughout and will comment on the papers as they are presented, thus providing some extra mentoring at an early stage of scholars’ careers. Moreover, each paper will be discussed formally by one of the other junior attendees.

Please submit Abstracts on papers that are NO MORE THAN SECOND DRAFTS by using our Online Application Form.

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2016.

Decisions of acceptance or rejection will be announced not later than January 31, 2017.

Travel and Accommodation

Economy class airfares and 3 nights of lodging 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. Those with questions or concerns should contact IZA Event Manager Viola Hartmann ( in advance.