Call for Papers: 2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics

Key Facts

Date: March 18-20, 2013
Location: University of Potsdam
Organizers: Marco Caliendo and Alexander Kritikos
Lecturers: Sascha O. Becker (University of Warwick), Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas), Arno Riedl (Maastricht University)
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013
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About the Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics. The aim of the workshop is to give talented young researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their research and to study new developments in Empirical Economics.


The first lecture will be given by Arno Riedl on “Experimental Economics”. Riedl is Professor of Public Economics at Maastricht University. In his research he uses tools and methods of behavioural and experimental economics to investigate decision-making in a variety of social and economic situations. He has published in top journals in economics, biology, neuroscience and political science.

Sascha O. Becker will talk about “The Role of Education in Economic History”. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and Deputy Director of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE). His research interests are in Education and Labour Economics, Public Economics and Economic History. His papers have appeared in international journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review.

The final lecture will be given by Daniel S. Hamermesh on “Research Advice for PhD Students”. Hamermesh is Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at University Texas and Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway University of London. His research concentrates on time use, labour demand, discrimination and unusual applications of labour economics. He authored several seminal books and a wide array of articles in labour economics in the leading general and specialized economics journals.


The 2nd Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics is open to around 20 graduate students and post doctorates within three years after dissertation. Participants will be given the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in a poster session. We encourage all young researchers interested in Empirical Economics to apply.


Please submit your CV and a paper (or an extended abstract) by January 15, 2013 to workshop[at]

There will be no workshop fees; travel and accommodation expenses have to be covered by the participants.