The ZEW Summer Workshop is an annual event taking place at the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany. The Summer Workshop is a forum of discussion between a group of talented young researchers and established researchers to study new developments in a special field of economics.

This year the focus is on empirical labour economics. Three distinguished lecturers will show new perspectives on the topic and also give practical advice how to survive in academia. Participants have the opportunity to present their own work and discuss with senior scholars in a casual atmosphere.


  • Deborah Cobb-Clark (Australian National University): "Gender Bias at Work"
  • Markus Frölich (University of Mannheim): "Impact Assessment"
  • Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas): "Time Use Data"

Call for Papers, PDF file, 204 KB

Program Summer Workshop, PDF file, 68 KB


Applications should be submitted by April 15, 2009. Decisions on acceptance will be sent out by the mid of May. Please submit your CV and a paper (or an extended abstract) for a presentation of your research to the following email address:

In addition, a letter of reference must be sent by regular mail to the organisers.

The ZEW Summer Workshop is open to around 20 advanced graduate students engaged in the preparation of a doctoral dissertation and post doctorates within three years after completion of their PhD. We invite talented young economists working in all areas of labour economics.

Deadline for submissions:

April 15th, 2009


During the Summer Workshop, the Heinz-König-Young-Scholar-Award will be awarded to the best paper presented by a scholar younger than 35 of age. The award is funded by the ProMinent Dosiertechnik GmbH and consists of a prize of 5,000 Euro and a three months residential fellowship at ZEW.

Participants may apply for financial support from ZEW to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

Please send your application to the organiser:

Maresa Sprietsma / Susanne Steffes
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW),
P.O. Box 10 34 43, 68034, Mannheim, Germany


13.07.2009 - 16.07.2009

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 MannheimHow to reach the ZEW