The Summer School for Labor Market Research, organized by the DFG Priority Program 1764 “The German Labor Market in a Globalized World: Challenges through Trade, Technology, and Demographics”, aims to bring together PhD students, junior researchers and renowned international researchers to examine and discuss the latest research topics and methods in labor market research. There will be lectures delivered by four distinguished researchers from the fields of economics and sociology. In addition, lectures will be provided on research issues and empirical methods in labor market research. Doctoral students and junior researchers will have the opportunity to present their work and discuss ideas with renowned international researchers. Furthermore, active participants will be given individual feedback sessions with one of the lecturers.

Doctoral students and postdocs who have completed their thesis within the last three years are invited to apply. The DFG SPP 1764 Summer School is open to around 25 active participants. Active participation involves presenting your own research, typically a research paper. Additional participants may be admitted to attend the summer school without presenting a paper. Accommodation and travel expenses are covered for active participants. Additional participants not presenting a paper may apply for financial aid through SPP 1764. Travel costs and accommodation can only be reimbursed for participants attending all five days of the Summer School. The acceptance of participants for the Summer School will be based on their academic merit.

Keynote Speakers

Carsten Sauer

Bielefeld University

Uta Schönberg

University College London, United Kingdom

Jeffrey Smith

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jan Spiess

Harvard University


Bernd Fitzenberger

Humboldt University of Berlin and ZEW

  • Factorial Survey Experiments (Carsten Sauer)
  • Immigration (Uta Schönberg)
  • College Quality and Student Choice (Jeffrey Smith)
  • Machine Learning: An Applied Econometric Approach (Jan Spiess)
  • Topics and Methods in Labor Market Research (Bernd Fitzenberger)

  • Research paper presentations by participants (as seminar presentations or in poster sessions)
  • Individual feedback sessions for participants
  • Forum for general discussion of participants’ research plans

Deadline for applications: 23 April 2018

Applications must include a CV, a list of completed working papers and publications, a reference letter from your academic advisor, and, for active participants, an extended abstract (3 pages in PDF format) or the full paper for presentation at the Summer School. Please send your complete application to Angelika Ganserer at no later than 23 April 2018. The reference letter must be sent by your academic advisor.

You will be notified as to whether your application has been successful by 8 May 2018.


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23.07.2018 - 27.07.2018 | 10:30 - 16:00 (CET)

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

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