Over the past 20 years, IZA has organized hundreds of workshops and conferences on labor market issues and related topics. To commemorate these achievements, it seemed appropriate to hold a large conference open to researchers from over the world. Following a call for abstracts soliciting proposals for research papers to be presented at the conference, over 600 submissions were received for the 192 slots that were planned. Acceptance decisions were made by the coordinators of IZA’s network program areas. The presentations, sorted by areas of specialized interest, have been organized into 48 sessions taking place on June 28 and 29.
The World Labor Conference is also the venue for awarding the biennial IZA Prize in Labor Economics. It will be presented formally at a banquet on the evening of June 28 to this year’s recipient, Joseph Altonji of Yale University. The award honors Professor Altonji’s seminal contributions to the economic analysis of labor supply, family economics and discrimination.