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12th Joint ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop on “Wage developments in the aftermath of the crisis”

December 13-14, 2016
European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main

Deadline is Friday, 9 September

About the conference

The 12th Joint ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop focuses on how the crisis has affected wage dynamics, how wage adjustments have varied with underlying structural differences, and how the wage dynamics have shaped macroeconomic outcomes. It aims to draw lessons from past wage developments for the challenges lying ahead.

Research topics of particular relevance to the conference include:

  • Determinants of recent wage developments (for example, sectoral differences, productivity, slack, low inflation environment, zero lower bound)
  • Modelling wage dynamics
  • Effects of structural reforms on wage determination mechanisms during and after the crisis
  • Analyses of changes to the wage Phillips curve
  • Wages in a monetary union with segmented labour markets
  • Macroeconomic effects of (changes in) minimum wages
  • Relative strength of adjustment of wages, hours, and employment to shocks
  • Effects of migration on wages
  • Mismatch and wage dynamics
  • Wage structure: within the firm and at the top of the wage distribution


We invite researchers to submit original papers, either theoretical or empirical, for presentation at this workshop.

EPR members are requested to submit their papers by 6 p.m. (UK time) on Friday, 9 September 2016 via the CEPR’s online system. If you do not already have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR’s website, please set one up.

If you have any difficulties in submitting your paper or you are NOT a CEPR member, please send an e-mail to Amanda Vincent-Rous, Events Officer, with the subject line “4585 – 12th Joint ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop”. Please indicate in your e-mail whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant.

The travel and accommodation expenses of presenters and discussants will be reimbursed in accordance with standard ECB guidelines.

Scientific Committee

  • Styliani Christodoulopoulou (ECB)
  • Ana Lamo (ECB)
  • Marco Manacorda (CEPR and Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Claudio Michelacci (CEPR and Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, EIEF, Rome)
  • Sebastian Weber (ECB)