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18th ZEW Summer Workshop for Young Economists: "Structural Models for Policy Evaluation", Mannheim, July 4 to 7, 2016
This year’s objective is to discuss recent developments and empirical applications of structural models for policy evaluation. The workshop aims at bringing together promising international doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows for four days of intense training by renowned international scholars. The summer school will include lectures by three leading economists and paper presentations allowing the participants to present and discuss their work, and get advice from the lecturers.
Young scholars who wish to attend the workshop are invited to submit a paper. Papers should use a structural approach to the evaluation of economic policies. We particularly welcome applications from the fields of labour economics and public finance.
Advanced doctoral students and postdocs within three years after completion of their thesis are invited to submit a paper. The ZEW Summer Workshop is open to a maximum of 20 participants. There are no participation fees. However, travel and accommodation expenses have to be covered by the participants.
During the summer workshop, the best paper will be honoured with the Heinz König Young Scholar Award, which is named after the late founding director of ZEW. An award ceremony will conclude the workshop. The award is sponsored by Wolfgang Franz, the former president of ZEW and former chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts. The prize includes an endowment of 5,000 € as well as a three-month research visit to ZEW.
Paper Submission
Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper version (preliminary versions are welcome) and a CV here no later than April 1, 2016.
For further information, please see the attached Call for Papers and the website of the workshop here.


Chinese Economic Association Annual Conference, September 1 to September 3 2016, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
In recent years, China has quickly developed into a new engine for global economic growth and has become a new ascendant power in the international system. In search of well-founded answers to the micro and macro issues concerning the economics, finance, and politics of China’s development, and especially the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative, the main theme of the 27th Annual Conference of CEA (UK) and the 8th CEA (Europe) Conference concerns China’s new way of integration with the world whilst exploring the opportunities of the “One Belt, One Road” Initiative for the global economic system.
More information and download of Call for Papers here


VII WORKSHOP ON ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION: "Evaluation of Education and Training Policies"., Barcelona, September 5 to 6, 2016
The evaluation of public policies is one of the most active and innovative areas of research in the social sciences in general and, specifically, in economics. Educational policies have received significant attention in this process. The intended aim of this workshop is double: on the one hand, to establish and share the theoretical and methodological knowledge frontier of the evaluation of educational policies. On the other hand, to have access to a diversity of applied studies in which different methodologies are used.
Deadline for submission of papers: June 15, 2016
Full information on the conference here


33rd CIRET Conference: “Economic Tendency Surveys and Economic Policy”, Copenhagen, September 14 – 16, 2016.
The overall aim of CIRET (Centre of International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys) conferences is to encourage and improve communication, exchange and co-operation between academics and practitioners who conduct economic surveys, analyse survey data and develop or make use of cyclical indicators. The 33rd edition of the CIRET conference will be held from September 14 until September 16 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Topics discussed will include: [1] Short-term economic surveys and indicators, [2] Surveys related to structural aspects of the economy and [3] Nowcasting.
The call for papers is already published and submission (including an abstract) will be possible starting at the end of January 2016 through the CIRET website. The deadline for submissions is on April 15, 2016.  The call for papers invites papers related to a broad range of topics to be investigated based on several types of surveys (business tendency surveys, consumer surveys, investment and innovation surveys, etc.). Further, papers based on the development and use of cyclical indicators with survey data, including methodological aspects are invited. Within this framework, all types of contributions are welcome.
For more information on the conference, contact information as well as the official call for papers, please visit here


The Royal Economic Society PhD meetings & Job Market are taking place at Westminster Business School on Tuesday 3rd January – 4th January 2017.
Over the two days, there are:
- Presentations and poster sessions by PhD students;
- Interviews between recruiters and job market candidates;
- Plenary sessions offering advice on getting published and securing a job;
- Opportunities to network.
If you would like to attend, reserve a place or for further information please contact

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