Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists (NLS-E) 2022

Mar 3Mar 4
Event Description
Fountain of Freedom with Louis A Simpson International Building in backgound


The Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists (NLS-E) brings together researchers based in the Northeastern United States and beyond to discuss cutting edge work on labor markets.

Our goal is to build a closer community among junior faculty working on labor economics topics by exchanging ideas related to ongoing projects. The 1.5-day workshop (March 3-4, 2022) 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 NLS-E is sponsored by Princeton's Industrial Relations Section.  Organizers are: Chris Campos, Natalia Emanuel, Emma Harrington, and Tianyi Wang

Attendance is by invitation only.

Call for Papers - deadline December 20, 2021

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 subject line “2022 NLS-E Conference” to 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 20th, 2021. Authors will be notified of the outcome by January 25th, 2022.

Download the Call for Papers


Read about the 2021 virtual symposium