Call for Papers


23rd IZA Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizers: Andreas Lichter (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and IZA), Dan A. Black (University of Chicago and IZA)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:May 18 - May 24, 2020

Submission Deadline:February 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance:February 28, 2020

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza

About the Summer School

Since 1998, the annual IZA Summer School in Labor Economics has taken place in the conference center of Deutsche Post DHL at the 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 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 30 students will be selected, based on their preparation to participate in advanced study on the subject.

Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Gothenburg)
"Selected Topics in the Economics of Crime: Prisons, Juries, (and More)"

Seth Sanders (Cornell University)
"Theory, Estimation and Applications of Finite Mixture Models"



Applications to participate should be submitted by February 15, 2020, 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 (

Notifications will be sent by February 28, 2020.


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 by more than 1 day.