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Call for papers - Survey Experiments in Labor Market and Regional Research

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Germany has an interesting call for papers! See below:

Date: October 4-5, 2023
Place: IAB Nuremberg, Germany


The interdisciplinary IAB/LASER Workshop on "Survey Experiments in Labor Market and Regional Research" is intended to promote the deepening and broadening of survey experiments as a method in labor market and regional research.
The organizing institutions, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), and Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) aim to bring together frontier research on survey experiments in labor markets and regional research of economists, sociologists and scholars from related fields. It focusses on both methodological issues and applications. The workshop provides a forum that allows scientists to network while fostering the exchange of research ideas and results.

Topics of Interest

The workshop deals with methodically oriented and applied research on survey experiments with a special focus on labor market and regional research. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest is:

  • Methodological advances in survey experiments
  • Job search, hiring, and matching
  • Commuting and location decisions
  • Labor market participation and unemployment
  • Inequality and discrimination
  • Gender and diversity
  • Spatial distribution of activities, disparities and inequalities
  • Globalization and technological change
  • Artificial intelligence in labor and housing markets
  • Labor market policy and urban/regional policy


Scientific Committee

  • Martin Abraham, LASER and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Wolfgang Dauth, IAB and University of Bamberg
  • Yuliya Kosyakova, IAB and University of Bamberg
  • Claus Schnabel, LASER and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Gesine Stephan, IAB, LASER, and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Matthias Wrede, LASER and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg


Keynote Speakers

  • Valentina di Stasio, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science and ERCOMER, Utrecht University
  • Thomas Hinz, Chair of Empirical Social Research with a Focus on Survey Research, University of Konstanz
  • Tobias Wolbring, Chair of Empirical Economic Sociology, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg


Paper Submission

Please submit a full draft paper or extended abstract (about 1200 words) in PDF format to:
Submission deadline: May 31, 2023.
Notification of acceptance will be given by June 30, 2023.
Presenters will be asked to discuss another paper.

Workshop Registration

Presenters are exempted from the conference fee. The conference fee is 100 €, which includes refreshment and lunch during the workshop.


Organizing Committee of Spatial-LM Workshop 2022
Institute for Employment Research
Prof. Wolfgang Dauth
Regensburger Str. 104, D-90478 Nuremberg, Germany

Please visit the website  for further information.