The FDZ (Research Data Center at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency) is happy to announce its first International FDZ Data User Workshop taking place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on October 23-24, 2015. The workshop will bring together researchers and emerging scholars who work with German Social Security data in the network of Research Data Centers (FDZ) of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). The workshop provides the ideal opportunity to meet with other researchers who work with FDZ administrative and survey data, to share experiences and resources and discuss data preparation.
We invite empirical contributions on topics addressing mechanisms governing labor markets and the macroeconomic performance of the labor market. These include but are not limited to: demand and supply of labor, effects of labor market interventions, technological change, demographic changes and their interaction with employment, wages, and labor force participation, the impact of cyclical fluctuations on the composition of employment, investment, and productivity, firm organization, and human resource management. The call for papers can be found on the workshop webpage. Submission deadline is June 30, 2015.