IZA Workshop: The Macroeconomics of Labor Productivity
November 10, 2022 - November 11, 2022

IZA Workshop: The Macroeconomics of Labor Productivity

November 10, 2022 - November 11, 2022
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Organizers: Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA), John Fernald (INSEAD), Simon Trenkle (IZA)
Submission Deadline: October 09, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: October 14, 2022
Event Manager: Dominik Spitza
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Bob Gordon (Northwestern University)
Josep Pijoan-Mas (CEMFI)

About the Workshop

Labor productivity – real market output per unit of labor input - is a central measure of an economy's standard of living and stands at the intersection of macro and labor economics, relating phenomena as diverse as human capital formation, technological change, dynamics of and trends in the labor share, worker monitoring and workplace relations, and bargaining power in the wage determination process.

This workshop aims to invite papers at the intersection of labor and macro with a particular focus on the role of labor productivity. We are looking for contributions that include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Labor productivity and technological change
  • Human capital accumulation and labor supply
  • Progress in the measurement of labor productivity
  • The role of labor productivity in macroeconomic fluctuations and long-run growth
  • Special effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on labor productivity and potential macroeconomic percussions


Please use the Online Application Form to submit pdf versions of papers. The deadline for paper submission is October 9, 2022. We expect the submitter being the presenter of the paper. Confirmations will be sent by October 14, 2022.


Note: Submissions are open to all, and all submitters will be invited to attend (virtually). All interested researchers may sign up to live-stream the event. Please feel free to share this call for papers with others who may have relevant research to present.

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