Workshop on

Subjective Survey Data in Labour Market Research

October 7-8, 2016





General Information

Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU)

54296 Trier, Germany
October 7-8, 2016


We are pleased to announce a two day workshop on the use of subjective survey data for empirical research. The purpose is to bring together international scholars who apply empirical methods to analyse subjective variables as outcomes or determinants in the context of labour market issues. Besides labour economics, research areas of interest may include population economics, migration, HR management, education, health, happiness and public economics. We specifically wish to invite researchers who deal with the potential problems of using subjective measures, as it is our goal to stimulate the debate as well as to enhance research conducted on the basis of subjective data. The workshop will be hosted by the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU) at Trier University from the 7th to the 8th of October 2016.

Keynote lecture: Andrew E. Clark (Paris School of Economics-CNRS)



>> Call for Papers

>> Final Programme



Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke

Dr. Adrian Chadi

M. Sc. Gabriel Schultze



Conference Venue


Conference Venue & Transportation


The workshop will be held at the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relation in the European Union (IAAEU) at Trier University. Trier, at the western border of Germany, close to France, Luxembourg and Belgium, is today a modern university city in the heart of Europe. Trier is the oldest city in Germany: In 2009, the city celebrated its 2025th birthday and its uninterrupted tradition of urban living since 17 BC. In its eventful history, Trier has served as the seat of government for the Western Roman Empire; in the Middle Ages, it received the name “holy city”. Learn more about the spectacular sites – among them nine World Heritage sites (!) - Trier and the direct vicinity has to offer. Or explore the Trier Wine Culture Trail: As one of the largest wine-growing communities in the area Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, the classic Riesling wine area, Trier is considered the cradle of German wine culture. You may also be interested in visiting the birthplace of Karl Marx which is located just off today’s pedestrian zone.

Further information on these and many more attractions can be found here.



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Submission & Registration


Submission & Registration


Please find below some important dates for our workshop:


  July 01, 2016:
  Deadline for submission of complete papers
       August 01, 2016:
  Notification of acceptance/ rejection
  October 07, 2016:
  Workshop - Day 1
  October 08, 2016:
  Workshop - Day 2













Please take into account that the supply of overnight accommodation in Trier is limited. We hence recommend booking a hotel room soon. We have reserved a limited block of rooms for our guests at the following hotels from Thursday (October 6th) to Saturday (October 8th):








If you want to book a hotel room from that list, please use the keyword "Workshop 2016" during the booking process.






  • Informal Reception
    During an informal reception on Thursday evening (October 6, 2016 from 19:00) you can get in touch with other participants before the official start of the workshop on Friday morning. It will take place at the Bitburger Wirtshaus (Kornmarkt 1-3, 54290 Trier).


  • Conference Dinner
    On Friday evening we would like to enjoy dinner together at Weinstube Kesselstatt (Liebfrauenstraße 10, 54290 Trier). The dinner is included in your participation fee!


  • Guided City Tour
    After the end of the workshop, we invite you to a guided city tour. The city tour will start and end at the Porta Nigra (Saturday, October 8, 2016, 15:00-17:00).