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.
We aim to foster a closer community among junior faculty by exchanging ideas on 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 on the following topics:
- Labor supply and demand (male/female labor force participation; models of marriage, family, and fertility; disability; immigration; equilibrium models of the labor market)
- Human capital (skill measurement; skill development; evaluation of education policy; health; early childhood)
- Inequality (wage and non-wage inequality; technical change; mobility; race, gender, ethnicity, and LGBTQ inequalities; inequality-related policy evaluation)
- Labor market institutions, wage setting, and imperfect competition in labor markets (unions; regulation; monopsony; minimum wages; bargaining; unemployment; non-wage amenities; firm- and industry wage differentials)
- Labor markets in developing countries
- Other topics in labor economics (crime; program evaluation; discrimination; peer effects; spatial labor economics; etc.)
Attendance is by invitation only.