Editor's Report

Labour Economics (the official journal of the European Association of Labour Economists)

Aims and Scope: Labour Economics is devoted to publishing international research on empirical, theoretical and econometric topics that are of particular interest to labour economists. In particular, Labour Economics gives due recognition to solid empirical work with a strong economic interpretation. From time to time Labour Economics publishes review articles and articles on comparative labour market policies. Special issues and special sections of Labour Economics are available for the publication of collections of high quality topical papers or conference papers.

Journal statistics: The number of submissions continues to increase. We now receive around 560 regular and special issue submissions per year. The rate of desk rejections is almost 50%, whereas the acceptance rate is between 12 and 13%. We aim to make a first decision within 3 months and we reach this goal for 75-80 % of all submissions. The impact factor has slightly risen over the past few years, to 1.335 in 2019. The CiteScore of 2020 is 2.3.

Special issues Labour Economics

EALE Conference Issue: This special issue has now been published 19 times and has established itself as a popular channel of dissemination. The acceptance rate is a bit higher than for regular issues because the eligible submissions were already accepted for the EALE conference. The 2020 EALE SOLE AASLE special conference issue is in progress, edited by Claudia Olivetti (Dartmouth College) and Maia Güell (University of Edinburgh).

Special issues Labour Economics in progress

  • “Technology and the Labour Market” Guest editors: Georg Graetz (Uppsala University), Pascual Restrepo (Boston University) Oskar Nordström Skans (Uppsala University).
  • "Firms, Vacancies and Recruitment", Guest editors: Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex), Leo Kaas (Goethe University, Frankfurt).
  • “Measurement Issues in Labour Economics”: Guest editors: Peter Rupert (UC Santa Barbara), Robert Shimer (University of Chicago).
  • “Mental Health and the Labour Market”: Guest editors: Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin), Daniel Bennett (University of Southern California), Prof. Johannes Haushofer, (Stockholm University).

Editorial board: The editorial board currently (May 2021) consists of:  Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin),  Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn), Bernd Fitzenberger (IAB & Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), Luca Flabbi (University of North Carolina), Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Lena Hensvik (Uppsala University), Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva), Peter Rupert (University of California), Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Conny Wunsch (University of Basel) and Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University).

The latest open access articles published in Labour Economics

International labor market competition and wives’ labor supply responses
Pål Schøne | Marte Strøm

Can Perceived Returns Explain Enrollment Gaps in Postgraduate Education?
Teodora Boneva | Marta Golin |Christopher Rauh

Employment protection and firm-provided training in dual labour markets
Massimiliano Bratti | Maurizio Conti |Giovanni Sulis

Arthur van Soest,
Editor in Chief