Paper Submission Opening on the 12th April 2021


The Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) was incubated in 2016 with the primary aim of promoting research and cooperation in labour and applied economics across the region of Asian and Australasia. Up until today, AASLE have successfully organised three academic conferences; the inaugural conference in Australia (2017), followed by two successive conferences in South Korea (2018) and Singapore (2019).

In 2020 AASLE took part in the EALE SOLE AASLE Virtual World Conference and organised an online standalone Job Market Event. The AASLE Conference series is set to be an annual gathering to discuss policies and applications in labour economics.


We are proud to announce that AASLE 2021 will be hosted by PKU in Beijing, China on 9-11 December 2021. The paper submission is due to open in mid-April 2021.

The Special Issue of Labour Economics from the AASLE 2019 Conference is now out!


AASLE 2020 Job Market Event and COVID19 and Higher Education Panel

AASLE organised a standalone Job Market event on 10-11 December 2020. A panel on COVID19 and Higher Education was also organised alongside and has been recorded for all to watch! For more information please click the button below.

2020 EALE SOLE AASLE World Conference

This world conference in labour economics was jointly organised by the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE), the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) and AASLE. Click below for more details on the conference. Our heartfelt gratitude to the Asian Development Bank for the continued support for the World Conference.

2019 Singapore Conference

The third AASLE conference was held at National University of Singapore. Click below to visit the conference website for more details. The first Special Conference Issue of Labour Economics for AASLE with papers from the AASLE 2019 Conference was published in December 2020.


We are accepting proposals to host the annual AASLE conference for 2024 onwards. For the past years, we have successfully gathered academic researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the private industry from all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to the labour market and share research, methodologies and applications in the field of applied economics.

If you are interested in hosting the conference in your institute or city, please download the form from the link below and follow the instructions attached to it.




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