Call for Papers: 2021 Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists

Oct. 22, 2020

Call for Papers

Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists

Open to economists based in the Northeastern US and beyond

April 8-9, 2021

Virtual Conference


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 working on labor economics topics by exchanging ideas related to ongoing projects. Given the virtual nature of this year’s conference, we will consider submissions from junior faculty based in the Northeastern United States and beyond. 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.)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be virtual. Keeping in mind the goal of building a closer community, the organizers will host a virtual space for participants to socialize with each other after each day’s program.

To submit a paper or extended abstract, please send a PDF with the subject line “NLS-E Submission” to the organizers: Lorenzo Lagos and Cody Tuttle. 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 in the program. Papers should not be published. We encourage submissions from Postdoctoral Researchers, Assistant Professors, and recently promoted Associate Professors.

The submission deadline is December 31, 2020. Authors will be notified of the outcome by January 31, 2021.