Aims and Topics

The IAB’s Graduate School (GradAB) and the FAU invites young researchers to its 15th interdisciplinary Ph.D. workshop “Perspectives on (Un-)Employment”. The workshop provides an opportunity for graduate students to present their ongoing work in the field of theoretical and empirical labor market research and receive feedback from leading scholars in the discipline. We seek papers that cover any one of the following topics:

  • Labor supply, labor demand and unemployment
  • Evaluation of labor market institutions and policies
  • Education, qualification and job tasks 
  • Inequality, poverty and discrimination
  • Gender and family
  • Migration and international labor markets
  • Health and job satisfaction
  • Technological change and digitization
  • The impact of climate change on the labor market
  • Applications of machine learning and big data in labor market research
  • Survey methodology (in labor market research)
  • Data quality (in labor market research)
  • Innovative data collection methods

Keynote Speakers

Professor Gerard van den Berg (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Associate Professor Nadine Ketel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)


18 - 19 January 2024


Federal Employment Agency (BA)

Regensburger Strasse 104

D-90478 Nuremberg, Germany

Travel Grants

For presenters without funding, a limited number of travel grants are available. Please indicate along with your submission whether you would like to apply for a travel grant. We will provide more information about the application with the notification of acceptance. 



Directions to Workshop Venue and Registration


Informal Get-Together


Conference Dinner



Organizing Committee of GradAB Workshop 2024

Institute for Employment Research

Graduate Programme (GradAB)

Regensburger Straße 104

D-90478 Nuremberg, Germany