Call for Applications


22nd IZA Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizers: Dan A. Black (University of Chicago and IZA), Andreas Lichter (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and IZA)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:June 17 - June 23, 2019

Submission Deadline:January 31, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:February 28, 2019

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza

About the Summer School

The IZA Summer School in Labor Economics was created in 1998, as an annual event taking place at the conference center of Deutsche Post DHL at Ammersee Lake (near Munich) in Bavaria, Germany.
The objective of the Summer School is to bring together a large number of PhD students and senior lecturers to study topics in labor economics. Students have the opportunity to present their work and discuss ideas with established researchers in a relaxed and open atmosphere.
The Summer 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 30 students will be selected, based on their preparation to participate in the advanced study of labor economics.
    Judith K. Hellerstein (University of Maryland)
    “Measuring the Importance of Labor Market Networks for Worker Outcomes”

    Dan Black (University of Chicago and IZA)
    “The Consequences of Within Country Heterogeneity: Fertility, Mortality, Education, and Earnings”


Applications to participate should be submitted by January 31, 2019, using the online application 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 before the deadline by email to Andreas Lichter (


Accommodation and travel costs will be covered by IZA conditional on attending the entire event.
Kindly note that tax regulations prohibit IZA from fully reimbursing the travel expenses of summer school participants who combine their trip with other destinations or extend their stay beyond the 1-day window surrounding the event.