The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to invite submissions for its 20th Summer Workshop for Young Economists in Mannheim on 2–5 July 2018. This year’s workshop will focus on the the use of internet-based data and of modern approaches such as machine learning for economic analyses. Topics from labour or public economics, innovation economics or the digital economy might be addressed.  The workshop will bring together promising international doctoral students and postdocs for four days of intensive training led by renowned international academics. The summer school will include lectures given by three leading economists and sessions giving participants the opportunity to present their work and exchange ideas with the keynote speakers.

Young academics who wish to attend the workshop are invited to submit a paper. We particularly welcome applications from the fields of labour market economics, public economics, innovation and the digital economy which use innovative data sources as well as modern approaches such as machine learning, or text and network analysis.

Keynote Speakers

David Chavalarias

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (EHESS)

Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong and ZEW

Advanced doctoral students and postdocs who have completed their thesis within the last three years are eligible to submit a paper. The ZEW Summer Workshop is open to a maximum of 20 participants. There is no participation fee. However, travel and accommodation expenses must be covered by the participants. Researchers interested in participating in the workshop should submit a full version of their paper (preliminary versions are welcome) and a CV no later than 20 April 2018 to the following e-mail address:

As part of the summer workshop, the best paper will be awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award, in an award ceremony at the end of the workshop. The award was created in honour of ZEW’s late founding director, Heinz König, and is sponsored by HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH. The prize includes an endowment of €5,000 as well as a three month research visit at ZEW.


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02.07.2018 - 05.07.2018

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

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