Call for papers: Measurement Issues in Labour Economics

Guest editors: Peter Rupert and Robert Shimer

The recent pandemic has disrupted lives and businesses. Such changes have brought to light many issues in how to measure the performance of an economy, even during normal times. Such issues include: How do large disruptions affect seasonal adjustment? This problem recently caught the eye of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics leading to a change in how seasonal factors are applied. Are hours of work properly measured given the large number of people now working remotely? Are measures of unemployment revealing the underlying nature of the state of the economy? Other issues include inequality, discrimination, job search and the rewards going to labour.

This special issue of Labour Economics will focus on data and theory to better understand market conditions and offer possible policy perspectives. The papers will be peer-reviewed and will keep within the standards imposed for regular issues. 

  • Submission open: 21 December 2020
  • Submission deadline: 1 April 2021

Go to 'submit your paper' on the Labour Economics web site