Labor Economists Convened in Person at the 2022 Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists (NLS-E)

April 15, 2022

For the third year in a row, researchers doing cutting-edge work in labor markets came together for the Northeast Labor Symposium for Early Career Economists (NLS-E). This year, for the first time, the conference was held in person, with participants traveling from as far away as Singapore. Two individuals were also able to participate via Zoom.

As a small research conference organized specifically for early-career economists, the NLS-E is designed not only as a venue for discussing research, but also for building community.

Here’s what some participants had to say about their visit:

“I walked away from the conference extremely optimistic about the future of labor economics. The group that attended both had stellar research and felt like a supportive community.

“This was a fantastic small conference / workshop! The papers were fantastic. I received amazing feedback on my own work. The conference ran smoothly and was extremely well organized. Easily one of the best workshops I have ever been to.

“The Northeast Labor Symposium was a great opportunity to get to know other young scholars, and get great feedback in an informal environment.”

This year's conference, which had about 20 participants, was organized by Industrial Relations Section postdoctoral researchers Chris Campos, Natalia Emanuel, Emma Harrington, and Tianyi Wang.

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Photos by Sameer Khan - Fotobuddy

Also see the Economics Department Instagram post.