Call for Papers: Third SEEK Conference "Engines for More and Better Jobs in Europe" (April 25-26, 2013, Mannheim, Germany)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the third conference of its international research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK). The conference will take place on April 25-26, 2013, in Mannheim. It will bring together economists and political decision-makers to discuss how labour markets and welfare institutions should be configured to achieve the vision of Europe 2020: inclusive growth providing more and better jobs. You may either submit a full paper (including an abstract of less than 100 words) or an extended abstract of 500-600 words. Researchers interested in participating should send their submission via e-mail to: (subject "Submission SEEK conference 2013") no later than January 15, 2013.

We seek high-quality academic work in areas such as:

  • Dual labour markets
  • Over-qualification and skill-mismatch
  • Migration and immigration
  • Youth unemployment
  • Educational finance
  • Tax systems and employment
  • Knowledge, learning and technology adoption
  • ICT labour markets
  • Labour markets, productivity and innovation
  • Green jobs


Additional Information and Call for Papers