The conference focuses on technology, trade, and demographic changes and the ways they interact with employment, wages, and participation in the labor market, with a particular emphasis on the role of institutions and on labor markets during the COVID-19 crisis. Understanding these relationships is key in assessing the performance of the labor market and for the design of effective labor market policies.

We invite empirical and theoretical contributions on these topics from all areas of economics and sociology with a focus on labor, education, health, or human resource management.

The conference will be held in-person. It is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Priority Program 1764 “The German Labor Market in a Globalized World” and will also mark the end of the program.

Keynote Speakers

Eve Caroli

Université Dauphine, Paris, France

Christian Dustmann

University College London, United Kingdom, CReaM, and IAB

Klarita Gërxhani

European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Albrecht Glitz

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Scientific Committee

Martin Abraham

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Nuremberg

Gerard J. van den Berg

University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Christian Dustmann

University College London, United Kingdom, CReaM, and IAB

Bernd Fitzenberger

IAB and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Nuremberg

Markus Gangl

Goethe University Frankfurt

Alexandra Spitz-Oener

Humboldt-Universität Berlin and IAB

The deadline for paper submission is 28 April 2022
Acceptance decisions will be reached by 13 May 2022

Please submit full papers (preliminary versions are welcome) in PDF format to Martin Lange via e-mail: If possible, include up to four JEL codes. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed for speakers (one speaker per paper).


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24.06.2022 - 25.06.2022

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

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