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Date: 09 Oct 2012

Editorial: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies

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We are delighted to become the founding Editors of the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, and to have the privilege to do so with a group of exceptional Associate Editors including Werner Eichhorst, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Francis Kramarz, Jonathan Portes, Jo Ritzen, Nina Smith, Coen Teulings, Mirjam van Praag, Arthur van Soest, and Etienne Wasmer. The broad and in-depth expertise embodied in this Editorial Board ensures a rigorous selection process identifying articles fulfilling highest academic standards; but also a selection process that will identify the most innovative and policy relevant articles in all the fields covered by the Journal.

Our mission is to publish high-quality international research on a wide range of issues of relevance for labor markets in Europe and within its various countries. As we wish to make a concrete contribution to the European discourse about current labor issues, we will focus on policy-oriented applied research. We will in particular seek articles de ...