Young Labour Economist Prize 2021

The prize of € 500 is available for a single authored paper written by someone who has no PhD or received a PhD no longer than 3 years ago.

Jury: Marco Caliendo, Albrecht Glitz, Randi Hjalmarsson, Sandra McNally

2021 winner 

Ingrid Haegele (UC Bergeley)
Talent Hoarding in Organizations

Motivation of the Jury: In her paper "Talent Hoarding in Organizations", Ingrid uses highly granular personnel data from a large manufacturing firm to document managers' tendency to hoard talented workers by discouraging them from applying for promotions or restricting their access to high-visibility projects. She provides convincing evidence that such talent hoarding leads to inefficiencies due to the misallocation of talent within the firm, and that talent hoarding is particularly detrimental to the career progression of women. The selection committee highly valued the novelty of the research question posed as well the creativity and thoroughness with which Ingrid performed her analysis. The paper provides an insightful and new perspective on the functioning of internal labor markets and the way in which they can affect efficiency and heterogeneity in career paths. The paper makes an important contribution to the literature and, we believe, sets a new benchmark regarding the use of high quality microdata in the field of personnel economics.


Previous Young Labour Economist Prize winners

Felix Koenig (Princeton University ,Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz in fall 2020)
Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the Roll-out of Television

Sara Signorelli  (Paris School of Economics)
Do skilled migrants compete with native workers? Analysis of a selective immigration policy

Dylan Glover, (INSEAD Paris)
Job Search and Intermediation under Discrimination: Evidence from Terrorist Attacks in France

Ines Helm, (Stockholm University, Stockholm)
National Industry Trade Shocks,Local Labor Markets and Agglomeration Spillovers

Jan Sebastian Nimczik, (University of Mannheim)
Job Mobility Networks and Endogenous Labor Markets

Joan Monras  (Sciences Po, Paris)
Economic Shocks and Internal Migration

Alex Armand (University College London, UK)
Who Wears the Trousers in the Family? Intra-Household Resource Control, Subjective Expectations and Human Capital

Susanne Ek
Gaining from Lower Benefits? Unemployment Insurance and Job Quality

Effrosyni Adamopoulou
Peer Effects in Young Adults’ Marital Decisions

Rasmus Landersø
Does incarceration length affect the labor market outcomes of violent offenders?

Emma Tominey
The Timing of Parental income and Child Outcomes: The Role of permanent and Transitory Shocks

Juanna Joensen
Timing and Incentives: Impacts of Student Aid on Academic Achievement

Martin Halla
The Effect of Joint Custody on Marriage and Divorce

Thomas Siedler
Family and politics: Does parental unemployment cause right-wing extremism?