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UOW to Host International Workshop on Labor Econometrics

World-renowned thinkers address the economics of gender and racial bias, the social safety net and other key global issues

From August 18-19, the University of Wollongong (UOW) will host the 24e Annual Labor Econometrics Workshop, the premier applied microeconomics workshop in Australia and New Zealand.

The Labor Econometrics Workshop (LEW) is an academic conference hosted each year by a different university, with a strong focus on public policy. In addition to Oceania-based economists, academics and high-level officials from Europe and the United States attend and present at the event.

Workshop organizer Alfredo Paloyo, associate professor of economics at UOW, said the focus will be on sharing and discussing the latest research and findings in the field of labor economics and applied econometrics.

“The UOW is proud to host this event, which will bring together some of the world’s greatest minds in economics to discuss gender and racial biases, the social safety net and the use of large-scale administrative data, among other topics.”

“These are questions that are at the heart of how the global economy is doing in the face of the many challenges of the 21st century.”

Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Hilary Hoynes from the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Daniel Millimet from Southern Methodist University and Professor Andrea Weber from Central European University.

Hilary Hoynes is Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also co-directs the Berkeley Opportunity Lab. Her research focuses on poverty, inequality, food and nutrition programs, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low-income families. She currently sits on the National Academy of Sciences committee on developing a program to halve the number of poor children in 10 years.

Daniel Millimet is the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor in the Department of Economics at Southern Methodist University, a research fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, a member of the Global Task Force on Human Capital and Economic Opportunity, co -editor of Advances in Econometrics and co-editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. His research focuses on microeconometric methods, with applications mainly spanning labor, environmental and health economics.

Andrea Weber is an applied labor economist whose current research focuses on the interaction of labor markets with social insurance systems, unemployment dynamics, gender differences in the labor market, and worker mobility in the European Union. She obtained her doctorate at the Vienna University of Technology in 2002. Prior to joining CEU, she was Professor of Labor Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley.

This year, two sessions are dedicated to doctoral students to present their research. Associate Professor Paloyo says, “It’s important that graduate students have exposure as they enter the workforce, and LEW is a welcoming environment with seasoned researchers and policy makers ready to offer helpful advice. »

LEW 2022 is supported by Survey Design and Analysis Services; Cash; the Department of Social Services; the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission, the ARC Center of Excellence for Children and Families across the Lifespan and the Faculty of Commerce and Law from the UOW.

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