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Evaluation of Minimum Wages



4-5 July 2018


DIW Berlin


The conference "Evaluation of Minimum Wages" will be held at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin on July 4 and 5, 2018.

The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for the most recent research on the effects of minimum wages. While the focus will be on the situation in Germany – after the introduction of the national statutory minimum wage in 2015 – we also seek empirical contributions from other countries or papers with a theoretical focus or methodological advancements.

The conference is part of the “EVA-MIN” project (details below), funded by the Leibniz foundation, and will also provide an option to disseminate knowledge between academics, policy makers and the public. It will be accompanied by a panel discussion on July 4.

Keynote speaker

  • Prof. Dr. David Neumark (University of California, Irvine)

Call for Papers

Submissions on the following and related topics will be considered:

  • Empirical analyses on the effects of minimum wage policies on various socio-economic outcomes (earnings, employment, job satisfaction, inequality, etc.)
  • Methodological contributions regarding the econometric identification of minimum wage effects
  • Theoretical work on the effects of minimum wages 

Deadline for paper submission: April 1, 2018

Notification on acceptance of paper: May 1, 2018

Deadline for registration: June 8, 2018

Submissions may be sent to until April 1st, 2018; preference will be given to full papers but extended abstracts will also be considered.

Selected papers will be invited to submit their work to a special issue on “Minimum Wages” of the German Economic Review (edited by Marco Caliendo and Carsten Schröder) by August 15, 2018. All submissions will undergo the standard refereeing procedure of the journal.

Call for Papers

Scientific committee and organizers

  • Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam)
  • Carsten Schröder (The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Jürgen Schupp (SOEP at DIW Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Alexandra Fedorets (SOEP at DIW Berlin)
  • Lutz Bellmann (IAB Nuremberg)

EVA-MIN Project 

The Leibniz research project "Evaluating the Minimum Wage Introduction in Germany (EVA-MIN)" is jointly conducted by SOEP at DIW, IAB Nuremberg, and University of Potsdam and aims to comprehensively evaluate the effects of the 2015 minimum wage introduction in Germany and to exchange the knowledge with all stakeholders.
More information on EVA-MIN can be found here: