Search and Matching workshop, Konstanz, July 4-5, 2016.

Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics : Search and Matching Theory, June 21, 2016

Annual SaM conference : Amsterdam, May 11-13, 2016

Istanbul Search and Matching Workshop in Labor Economics, April 21-22, 2016

Search and Matching Conference, University of Cambridge, 10-11th September 2015

Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics : Workers and Firms, October 1, 2015

The workshop was intended to stimulate exchange of ideas in a broader area of modeling worker-firm dynamics in presence of search and matching frictions. Keynote speech of the workshop has been delivered by Prof. Jean-Marc Robin (SciencesPo and UCL).

Annual SaM conference in Aix-en-Provence, May 20-22, 2015

October 9, 2014 : Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics : Labour Market Policy

The workshop has intended to provide a platform for the discussion of new ideas in the structural evaluation of labour market policies. Particular attention have been given to modeling labour market policies in presence of search-and-matching frictions and information asymmetries. Keynote speech of the workshop have been delivered by Prof. Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris).

June 16-17, 2014 : workshop at the University of Konstanz

The workshop was to be held in Konstanz, Germany from the 16th till 17th of June, 2014. Plenary talks have been given by Pieter Gautier (Free University Amsterdam) and Claudio Michelacci (CEMFI Madrid). The workshop had the aim of bringing together high quality papers that deal with (i) wage dispersion and inequality ; (ii) worker heterogeneity and mismatch unemployment ; and (iii) labor market policy.

May 22-23, 2014 : Workshop on Labor Mobility, the Housing Market and Labor Market Outcomes in Louvain-la-Neuve

A two-day Workshop on Labor Mobility, the Housing Market and Labor Market Outcomes has taken place at Louvain-la-neuve on May 22-23, 2014.

The keynote speakers have been :
- Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia)
- Etienne Wasmer (Sciences-Po Paris)
- Yves Zenou (Stockholm University)

May 21st – 23rd 2014 : the First African Search and Matching Workshop

The Bernoulli Center for Economics (University of Basel), the Search and Matching Research Group and the INREDD group (Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech) have organized a three-day workshop taking place at the Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech - Morocco, on May 21st – 23rd 2014.

May 15-16, 2014 : Paris Conference on Goods Markets, the Macroeconomy and Policy in Sciences Po, Paris

Sciences Po, have hold a conference on Goods Markets, the Macroeconomy and Policy, designed to bring together leading scholars in the field.

May 8-10, 2014 : SaM Annual conference

The SaM Annual conference has taken place in Edinburgh the 8th to 10th of May 2014. Invited keynote speakers were Per Krusell (IIES Stockholm) and Costas Meghir (Yale University)

Thursday, 5 December 2013 : workshop of the Advances in Search and Matching

The Aix-Marseille School of Economics organized a workshop "Advances in Search and Matching".

This workshop have feature presentations by six European economists from across Europe on the latest research in the theory and empirics of search and matching.

The invited speakers was :

- Leo Kaas, Universität Konstanz
- Thibaut Lamadon, University College London
- Nicolas Lepage-Saucier, ENSAI & CREST
- Thepthida Sopraseuth, Université Cergy-Pontoise, THEMA & CEPREMAP
- Bruno Van der Linden, Université Catholique de Louvain & FNRS Aico
- van Vuuren, VU University Amsterdam & Tinbergen Institute

June 13-14, 2013 : Second Joint Paris SaM Workshop

CREST, Sciences Po and Thema have jointly organized a SaM workshop in Paris. Invited presentations have been given by Philip Kircher (University of Edinburgh, LSE), Dale Mortensen (Northwestern University and Aarhus University) and Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan).

May 15-17, 2013 : Annual SaM conference

The conference has taken place from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 May 2013 at the Gutenberg University of Mainz, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 3-9, Mainz, Germany. More details can be found on the web site of the conference :

December 6th and 7th, 2012 : Rouen Search and Matching Workshop

The Rouen Search and Matching Workshop was scheduled for December 6th and 7th, 2012. Invited presentations have been given by Jim Albrecht (Georgetown University), Pieter Gautier (VU University Amsterdam), Bruno Van der Linden (Catholic University of Louvain) and Susan Vroman (Georgetown University).

November 29-30, 2012 : Masterclass on Equilibrium Search Models for Micro Data - Theory and Estimation at the Institute for Fiscal Studies

The aim of the master class presented by Jean-Marc Robin was to give up-to-date tools to analyze labour force survey data and linked employer-employee data. The models must be dynamic to fit the individual time dimension of the data and must contain lots of heterogeneity to fit the cross-section dimension.

Topics covered have include : 1. Search and matching 1a. Search models 1b. Steady state 1c. The matching function 2. Equilibrium wages without sorting 2a. Wage posting 2b. Bargaining 2c. Sequential auctions 3. Sorting 3a. The prototypical model of Shimer and Smith 3b. Empirical application and extensions

October 25-27, 2012 : The 2012 Cycles, Adjustment, and Policy Conference on Credit, Unemployment, Supply and Demand, and Frictions

The 2012 "Cycles, Adjustment, and Policy" Conference on "Credit, Unemployment, Supply and Demand, and Frictions", had taken place in Sandbjerg Gods (Denmark), on October 25-27, 2012. The organizer was Bent Jesper Christensen (Aarhus University).

27th - 29th June, 2012 : Labor Market Search and the Busines

The workshop has the aim of bringing together high quality papers that deal with wage dispersion and inequality over the business cycle ; worker reallocation and mismatch unemployment ; and firm dynamics, job creation and job destruction.

June 19-20, 2012 : Annual SaM conference in Cyprus

The European Search and Matching (SaM) network have hold its annual conference on Tuesday and Wednesday June 19-20, 2012 at the University of Cyprus in the capital Nicosia. This is one hour from the location where the SED is held June 21-23.

Keynote lectures have been given by Jean-Marc Robin and Randall Wright. There have been room for 32 papers. Notice that this was quite a bit less than last year in Bristol, so we have been forced to reject many good papers.

"web site of the Conference :"

June 7th and 8th, 2012 : The 5th Econ Day at ENSAI

A two days CREST-Ensai and Search and Matching Workshop "Competitive Search, Unemployment and Mobility" held in Rennes on June 7th and 8th, 2012. The conference have been hosted by Ensai. It was funded by VREST-Ensai, ADRES, with the participation of the CNRS, UEB and University of Le Mans (GAINS).

April 30, 2012 : Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics : Search, Matching and Unemployment

The workshop intends to provide a platform for discussion of new ideas in the structural modelling of labour market search and matching frictions. Particular emphasis will be made on (but not restricted to) unemployed search and benefit systems. Keynote speech of the workshop will be delivered by Prof. Melvyn Coles (University of Essex).

Find the final program of the upcoming Mainz Workshop in Labour Economics.

April 26th and 27th, 2012 : The first CREST-THEMA Search and Matching Workshop

The first CREST-THEMA Search and Matching Workshop is scheduled for April 26th and 27th, 2012 at CREST (Malakoff/Paris). Invited presentations will be given by Dale Mortensen (Northwestern University and Aarhus University) and Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po and University College London). We are interested in all type of contributions related to search and matching. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome. We strongly encourage junior academics and PHD students to present a paper.

Preliminary program.

December 16-17, 2011 : 6th Tinbergen Institute Conference

Friction and Policy Organizers : Bas Jacobs (EUR) and Pieter Gautier (VU) This conference was scheduled for December 16-17, 2011 at the Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam

Under what conditions do markets function efficiently ? In the presence of frictions, markets often (but not always) do not generate the socially efficient outcome. However, asymmetric information between the private and public sector prevents the government from designing efficient policies. In both labor and public economics advances have been made to understand and quantify the welfare losses due to search and information frictions. Public policies (e.g. taxes, subsidies) generally cause inefficiencies and can both exacerbate or reduce existing market frictions.

December 17, 2011 : Understanding Jobless Recoveries, Barcelona

The workshop have been hosted by CREI and took place in Barcelona, at the campus of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, on Saturday December 17. The idea was to have around 8 presentations (no discussants) in a single day, plus dinner on Friday night.

December 6-7, 2011 : Le Mans SaM-workshop

The University of Le Mans, and its associated research center GAINS, have organized a SaM-workshop. The workshop included labor, housing and money market sessions with empirical and theoretical contributions.

Fabien Postel-Vinay (University of Bristol) and Michael Rosholm (University of Aarhus) delivered keynote lectures

Scientific organizer : arnaud chéron ;

You can find The programme : here

With the support of :


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The 25th November (Friday) Essex s organizing a Search and Matching Workshop. We have 5 papers that cover several areas of search : labour search, networks and search, housing and search and market-makers and search. Given that this is a low budget event, as last year, we will only be able to cover travel expenses, accommodation and meal costs for our speakers and special guests.
You can find The programme here.

November 4-5, 2011 : Annual Workshop of the NBER group on Micro and Macro Perspectives on the Aggregate Labor Market

The focus of this conference, hosted by CAP, is to further our understanding of how frictions in both labor markets and related markets including the marriage market and the money market influence the peration of labor markets, including the cyclical behavior of unemployment and wages.

The 1st ENSAI Economic Day : “Search, Mismatch, Entrepreneurs and Unemployment” : september 15, 2011

The purpose of the workshop was to stimulate exchange of ideas in a wide range of topics in labour economics and to provide an overview of the diversity of the existing theories on the labour market and at making a point on the state of the art.

The European Search and Matching (SaM) network have hold its inaugural conference on July 4-5, 2011 at the University of Bristol.

Keynote speeches bave been delivered by Dale Mortensen and Chris Pissarides.

Here is :

- the SaM inaugural conference’s papers

- and Conference package


Aix-Marseilles SaM Spring School, Search and Matching Models : from Microfoundations to Macro Applications

The purpose of the School was to provide a forum for the interaction between senior scholars and PhD students. The school was organised over two days, each of which is devoted to a particular topic. Mornings have been devoted to a lecture by one of the keynote speakers, while in the afternoon students working on related topics present their research. The keynote speakers was Pieter Gautier (VU University Amsterdam) and Etienne Wasmer (Science-Po Paris). The audience have been composed of selected PhD students, local students, members of the scientific committee, and GREQAM members (including their invitees).

IRES and CESifo workshop : June 16-17, 2011


The Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) at Université catholique de Louvain and CESifo organised a joint workshop on taxation, transfers and the labour market.

The purpose of the workshop was to stimulate research in the taxation literature in its’ relation to the labour market and to bring together high-profile researchers with younger colleagues. Particular emphasis of the workshop have been placed on such topics as optimal redistributive taxation, taxation and labour market participation, optimal social insurance and taxation in an imperfect labour market. The keynote lecture have been delivered by Robin Boadway, Queens University.

Scientific organiser(s) : Christian Holzner , Andrey Launov and Bruno Van der Linden

See the web site

Mainz workshops in labor economics - May 9, 2011


The second workshops organized at the University of Mainz was entitled "New developments in the theory of a frictional labour market".

On May 9, keynote speech of the workshop will be delivered by Philipp Kircher ; see the finalized programme of the May 9 Mainz Workshop :

Scientific organizers : Klaus Wälde and Andrey Launov.

Mainz workshop in labor economics - April 4-5, 2011. The workshop was entitled "Theory and empirics of an imperfect labour market".See the program :

ESSEX SaM workshop - 26 November 2010 See the program :

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