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

Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke
Prof. Dr. Xenia Matschke
Dr. Marco de Pinto

Conference Venue

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

Please find below some important dates for our workshop:

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