We are happy to announce the 3rd International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics at the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University, China. This annual symposium brings together overseas and Chinese researchers to promote research of labor economics to the Chinese audience and to bring current Chinese labor market issues to the attention of overseas researchers.
The themes of this year’s symposium are inequality and poverty
. We invite submissions on general issues related to these themes. Studies that analyze discrimination, career choices, income and education mobility, job transitions, and migration are particularly welcome.
We have enjoyed a great success in our previous symposiums. About 20 leading researchers have been our invited speakers in the past two years, such as Patricia Anderson, Kausshik Basu, Barry Chiswick, Gary Fields, Richard Freeman, Robert Gregory, Cheng Hsiao, George Jakubson, Jerry Hausman, Bertil Holmlund, Athar Hussain, Larry Kahn, Peter Kuhn, Costas Meghir, Xing Meng, Klaus F. Zimmerman. For details about our previous two conferences
in this series, please check http://www.wise.xmu.edu.cn/labor2006
Researchers interested in participating should submit a paper or extended abstract through our online application form at http://www.wise.xmu.edu.cn/Activity/Labor2008
by October 1, 2008. Decisions of acceptance or rejection will be announced by October 15, 2008.
Enquiries: For academic affairs, please contact Professor Kailing SHEN (email: email@example.com
), and for logistic affairs, please contact Ms Iris ZHANG (email: firstname.lastname@example.org
was founded in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah-Kee, a well-known oversea Chinese patriot. The university is located on the resort-like island of Xiamen which has a reputation of Garden over the Sea and has direct flights to many major cities in Asia. Thanks to the contribution and influence of the late president, Professor Wang Yanan, a prominent economist who first translated Adam Smith’s the Wealth of Nations
and Marx’s Das Kapital
into Chinese, economics study in Xiamen University has been among the very top programs in China. WISE
is a recent effort of the Ministry of Education of China and Xiamen University to build a first class research institute and facilitate domestic and international research and academic exchanges. We have established close cooperation and faculty and student exchange programs with Australia National University, Cornell University, IZA, Humboldt-Universit?t zu Berlin, and Singapore Management University so far. Labor economics has been a priority field in the WISE’s development strategy and we have been actively recruiting labor economists. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wise.xmu.edu.cn