The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research is pleased to invite submissions for its 21st Summer Workshop for Young Economists in Mannheim on 17–19 July 2019. This year’s workshop will cover recent topics and methods adopted in empirical public economics. A particular focus will be on causal inference as well as structural methods in public policy evaluations.

The workshop will bring together international doctoral students and postdocs for three days of intensive training. The summer workshop will include lectures given by three leading economists and paper presentations allowing the participants to present and discuss their work as well as to receive valuable advice.

Young academics who wish to attend the workshop are invited to submit a paper. We particularly welcome empirical submissions from the fields of public finance and social policy as well as methodological contributions in tax policy and public policy evaluations in a broader sense.

Keynote Speakers

Eckhard Janeba

University of Mannheim and ZEW

David Agrawal

University of Kentucky, Lexington

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato

Duke University, Durham and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Cambridge

Advanced doctoral students and postdocs who have completed their thesis within the last three years are invited to submit a paper. The ZEW Summer Workshop is open to a maximum of 15 participants. There is no participation fee. However, travel and accommodation expenses must be covered by the participants. Researchers interested in participating should submit a full version of their paper (preliminary versions are welcome) and a CV no later than 15 April 2019.

As part of the summer workshop, the best paper will be awarded the Heinz König Young Scholar Award in a ceremony at the end of the workshop. The award is named after ZEW’s late founding director and is sponsored by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. The prize includes an endowment of €5,000 as well as a three-month research visit at ZEW.

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17.07.2019 - 19.07.2019

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

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