Conference: Field Experiments in Labor Economics and Social Policies

September 11, 2015 to September 12, 2015


Field experiments in economics are an active field of research both in developing and developed countries. The conference will be an occasion to discuss recent developments in this approach, in particular related to long-term outcomes, identifying mechanisms, and external validity. We encourage submissions in the general fields of labor economics, including industrial organization and social policy, such as health, education and child research. 

  • Keynote Speaker: Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Invited Plenary Sessions: Brian Jacob (University of Michigan), and Imran Rasul (University College London) 

1. To submit a paper: Please send the paper as a PDF file to [email protected] (in the subject line please write: Paper Submission_Lastname_Firstname). We expect to include 24 papers in the final program of the conference. Paper must be received before May 15, 2015.​

2. Feedback session (for PhD Students): A special session will be devoted to feedback on student experimental projects. Students who wish to present their projects in this session are invited to send a three-page presentation of their project to [email protected] (in the subject line write: Project_Lastname_Firstname) before May 15, 2015.  Travel grants may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please specify in your mail if you wish to apply for a travel grant.

3. To register to the Conference without submitting a paper or a project please fill this form

Participation is free of charge, and accommodation expenses will be covered for presenters. Travel expenses are not covered, except for PhD students on a case-by-case basis. 

A special issue of Labour Economics on the conference theme will be published under the Guest Editorship of Marc Gurgand (Paris School of Economics) and Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University). Authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference are encouraged to submit them to this special issue. See call at www.journals.elsevier.com/labour-economics/

Conference Scientific Committee: Bruno Crépon (Crest), Peter Fredriksson (Stockholm University), Marc Gurgand (Paris School of Economics), Elise Huillery (Sciences Po), Brian Jacob (University of Michigan), Helena Skyt Nielsen (Aarhus University), Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University), Imran Rasul (University College London).

Conference Organizing Committee: Laura Abadia (J-PAL Europe), Gaëlle Féneloux (J-PAL Europe), Ilf Bencheikh (J-PAL Europe), Hélène Giacobino (J-PAL Europe), Marc Gurgand (Paris School of Economics) and Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University).

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