New Research in the Economics of Educational and Skills Mismatch

The Scottish Institute for Research in Economics, the University of Aberdeen Business School and Centre for European Labour Market Research are sponsoring a two-day conference on the economics of educational and skills mismatch to be held at the University of Aberdeen on 13-14 October 2014.

Innovative theoretical and empirical contributions are invited with a focus on the reliability of measuring match quality, theoretical approaches to explaining mismatch, the determinants and consequences of mismatch for individuals and firms and the extent of mismatch during the financial crisis.

The conference will be organised around two invited keynote speakers, around ten academic papers and a policy roundtable. The keynote speakers are Professor Peter Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara and Professor Michael Sattinger, State University of New York at Albany.

If you are interested in presenting, please send an extended abstract (preferably a full draft paper) to Dr Harminder Battu, the conference organiser, at h.battu@abdn.ac.uk. The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2014. Authors of selected papers will be notified no later than the 29th of August.

We anticipate covering the travel and accommodation expenses of presenters and participants from Scottish universities, but all are welcome to attend the conference.

 Please feel free to contact Dr Battu at h.battu@abdn.ac.uk or at 44-(0)1224-272718 with any questions.

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