Call for Papers


10th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizers: Ana Rute Cardoso (IAE Barcelona (CSIC) and IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
Location:Buch am Ammersee
Date:April 23 - April 29, 2007

Submission Deadline:February 01, 2007
Deadline for Registration:March 07, 2007
Final Papers Due:March 24, 2007

About the Summer School

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 World Net 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). It is funded by the European Union, under the Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses.

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.


Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin): “Labor Markets and Economic Integration: Imperfections, Regulation, and Reforms” (outline and reading list)
Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University, NBER, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE and IZA): “Searching for the Soul of Capitalism: Greed vs. Cooperation in the Labor Market”
There will also be a session on "design and presentation of posters" by Rachel Hardy (Warwick University).


Local expenses and traveling are covered.


Applications to participate should be submitted by February 1, 2007, 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 by regular mail to:

Ana Rute Cardoso
P.O. Box 7240
D-53072 Bonn

Selected participants must deliver a complete paper by March 24, 2007.