The 26th Labour Econometrics Workshop will be held on August 15 –16, 2024 and will be hosted by the School of Economics at The University of Queensland.

During the past 25 years, LEW has become the leading workshop for labour economics in the Oceania region. The workshop is a place for researchers to present cutting edge research in labour economics with an emphasis on the application of econometric methods. Over the course of its existence, the workshop has managed to remain boutique, with a single stream of presentations supported by high-quality discussants. Submissions in labour economics, and applied economics more broadly, are encouraged.

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Important dates

Submissions open11 March 2024
Submissions due1 May 2024
Decision notification28 May 2024
Registration opens26 June 2024
Preliminary program release26 June 2024
Registration closes12 July 2024 
Workshop15–16 August 2024

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Keynote speakers

Heather Royer

Heather Royer is a Professor of Economics at UC Santa Barbara, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is now serving as the co-editor at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and the associate editor at Journal of Health Economics. Her recent research focuses on trying to disentangle the causal effect of education on health and fertility. She also has recently become interested in how information and incentives may affect health behaviours such as eating healthy and exercising regularly. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Jonathan Roth

Jonathan Roth is the Groos Family Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown University. His primary research interests are in econometrics, with a focus on causal inference. He has also worked on topics in labor economics, machine learning, and algorithmic fairness. He was previously a senior researcher in the Office of the Chief Economist at Microsoft. He received his PhD in economics in 2020 from Harvard, where he was awarded the David A. Wells prize for best dissertation. His research has been published by Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, AER: Insights, the Journal of Labor Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy: Microeconomics.


We recommend staying in Brisbane City or South Brisbane, both of which are well connected to UQ’s campus. Another option that is closer to campus is Toowong.


All suggested places to stay and the venues for each dinner are easily accessible using the City Cat ferries. The ferry stop closest to the conference venue is UQ St Lucia.

You do not need a travel card to use the ferries: you can tap on and off using any debit or credit card (including those in electronic wallets).

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Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14), UQ St Lucia Campus
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