Field Experiments in Policy Evaluation

hosted by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the Labour and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER)

Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Start: 21 Nov 2019

End: 22 Nov 2019

  • Title

    Field Experiments in Policy Evaluation

    The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) of the University of Erlangen Nuremberg are pleased to announce a workshop on field experiments in policy evaluation. Randomized experiments are the golden standard of causal analysis and have become an important tool in policy evaluations. However, conducting field experiments poses several methodical challenges like external validity, spillover effects, or dynamic selection. The two-day workshop seeks to bring together researchers focusing on policy evaluations using a field experimental design. Studies addressing one of the following fields are particularly welcome:

    Labor economics

    Economics of education

    Health economics

    We invite researchers to submit full papers or extended abstracts as pdf files to There will be no parallel sessions.

    Keynote Speakers

    Gerard van den Berg (University of Bristol)

    Michael Rosholm (University of Aarhus)

    Scientific Committee and Organisers

    Gerard van den Berg (University of Bristol), Bernd Fitzenberger (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Pia Homrighausen (IAB), Elke Jahn (IAB and University of Bayreuth), Michael Oberfichtner (IAB), Michael Rosholm (University of Aarhus), Gesine Stephan (IAB and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

    Important Dates

    August 25, 2019: Deadline for submission

    September 6, 2019: Notification of acceptance

    October 1, 2019: Deadline for registration (

    November 1, 2019: Submission of full papers (presentation) to assigned discussant

    Workshop Fee, Travel Costs, and Accommodation

    There will be no fee for presenters of accepted papers. For all other participants the conference fee will be € 80. Presenters can apply for accommodation and travel allowance (limited funds available) if their home institution does not cover their travel expenses.


    Please note that there will be photos taken at the event. They are used free of charge and without commercial interests for information and public relations.



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