Call for Papers


CEPR/University of Milan
Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2021
10-11 June 2021, Milan



Submission Deadline: Friday, 19 February 2021


We invite you to submit a paper or express interest in attending the 2021 CEPR/University of Milan Annual Symposium in Labour Economics, taking place on 10-11 June 2021 and hosted by the University of Milan Statale.
The keynote speakers are Sandra Black (Columbia University), Pat Kline (UC Berkeley), and Eliana La Ferrara (Università Bocconi and CEPR).
The goal of the symposium is to bring together leading economists working in any area of labour economics. To foster the desired interaction, we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the conference. The programme will start on Thursday morning (10th) and end on Friday afternoon (11th).

Workshop Venue and Funding

We hope the workshop can take place physically on the premises of University of Milan Statale. However, due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions, the workshop may become a hybrid workshop or a completely virtual workshop depending on the situation closer to the time of the workshop. If the workshop takes place physically, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered according to the CEPR guidelines*. Meals taken during the conference will be covered for all participants. 

How to apply
Authors who are CEPR members or have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission by visiting the call for papers webpage.  
If you are not a CEPR member and do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a profile here and then click on the registration link above. Please include the paper you wish to submit, or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper. 

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Gabrielle Schachter, Events Team at quoting “4604 – Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2021” in the subject line. 

NB: In light of COVID-19, we are updating the CEPR Travel Guidelines. The new guidelines will be sent to you in due course.
The deadline for submissions is 6 PM (GMT), Friday 19 February 2021. We aim to notify successful applicants by early March 2021.


Tommaso Frattini (Università degli Studi di Milano and CEPR)
Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR)
Barbara Petrongolo (Oxford University, CEP-LSE and CEPR)