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Demographics, Immigration, and the Labor Market

International Conference


6-7 April 2018


Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Nuremberg, Germany


The conference focuses on demographic change and immigration in industrialized countries and on the ways these phenomena interact with employment, wages, and participation in the labor market. Researchers are invited to submit empirical and theoretical contributions on this topic from all areas of economics and sociology.

Keynote Speakers

  • Anne Case (Princeton University)
  • Christian Dustmann (University College London)
  • David Green (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim)


Please submit full papers (preliminary versions are welcome) as a PDF file to Angelika Ganserer via email to If possible, include up to four JEL Codes. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed for speakers (one speaker per paper).

Deadline for Paper Submission

20 December 2017. Selection decisions will be made by 25 January 2018

Scientific Committee

  • Gerard van den Berg (University of Bristol)
  • Christian Dustmann (University College London)
  • Bernd Fitzenberger (Humboldt University Berlin and ZEW)
  • Markus Gangl (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Stephen Machin (London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance)
  • Alexandra Spitz-Oener (Humboldt University Berlin)


  • Bernd Fitzenberger (Humboldt University Berlin and ZEW)
  • Gerard van den Berg (University of Bristol), ZEW Mannheim, IAB Nuremberg
  • The conference is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Priority Program “The German Labor Market in a Globalized World – Challenges through Trade, Technology, and Demographics” (SPP 1764) and the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.


Angelika Ganserer, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Research Department “Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy”
P.O. Box 103443 · 68034 Mannheim · Germany

Further information

Call for Papers