Call for Papers: Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists

Call for Papers: Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists

April 3-4, 2020

The Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists (NLS-E) brings together researchers to discuss cutting edge work on labor markets. Our goal is to build a closer community among junior faculty based in the Northeastern United States by exchanging ideas related to ongoing projects. The 1.5 day workshop will be hosted by the Industrial Relations Section at the economics department of Princeton University and will include presentations of working papers/work-in-progress related to the following topics:

  • Inequality (technical change; mobility; race, gender, ethnicity, LGBTQ; labor demand)
  • Wage setting and imperfect competition in labor markets (monopsony, bargaining, unemployment)Labor supply (immigration, labor force participation)
  • Human capital (education, health, child development)
  • Labor market institutions (unions, minimum wages, regulation)
  • Other topics in labor economics (crime, program evaluation, etc.)

The Industrial Relations Section will provide lodging and meals for presenters and discussants. They will also provide up to $400 to offset the cost of travel.

To submit a paper or extended abstract, please send a PDF with the subject line "NLS-E Submission" to the organizers: Jesse Bruhn (, Ellora Derenoncourt (, and Felix Koenig ( In the email, please also indicate if you are willing to serve as a discussant in the event we are unable to include your paper on the program. Papers should not yet be published. We encourage submissions from Postdoctoral Researchers, Assistant Professors, and recently promoted Associate Professors. The submission deadline is December 15th, 2019. Authors will be notified of the outcome by January 20th, 2020.

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