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Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions regarding this event.


AASLE 2021 hosted by PKU in Beijing, China on 9-11 December 2021 has now cocluded. The event was a huge success; you can watch all keynote and invited lectures on our YouTube Channel


All presenters of AASLE2021 have now received an invitation to submit their presented paper to the Special Issue of Labour Economics. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2022, and the special issue is expected to be published by November 2022.

Please note that, in addition to the usual requirements for submissions to Labour Economics (see below) we have decided on two additional requirements to stimulate concise papers and to improve the efficiency of the reviewing process:

1) submitted papers have no more than 12,000 words, excluding title page and abstract, tables and figures, and list of references;
2) the number of figures and tables must add up to no more than 10 and they must cover no more than 10 pages in reasonable layout.

Finally, please note that in case you have submitted this paper before to a regular issue or another special issue of Labour Economics, you cannot submit it again to this conference issue. Similarly, if your paper is under consideration or has been accepted for publication by a journal other than Labour Economics, it also cannot be submitted to this conference issue.

Sascha Becker, Special Issue Managing Guest Editor

Jessica Pan, Special Issue Guest Editor

Instructions for Submitting a Paper

1. Go to
2. Login as an "author"; then click on "submit paper". - If you don't have an Elsevier login or have forgotten it then click on their "home" link where you will find instructions on how to get one as a new user or a reminder for users already registered.
3. Click on "submit new manuscript" and, in the drop-down "Article type" list, you need to choose ‘VSI: AASLE 2021’. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS OTHERWISE YOUR SUBMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR A NORMAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL. The conference issue submission window is available until 31st January 2022.
4. Submissions to the special issue are free of charge.
5. You will need to enter a title, upload a cover letter, an abstract and the manuscript and, if necessary, any other files - but the system is usually happy for you to include figures and tables in the text. Do not be overly concerned over formatting and style.
6. The system will then compile all of these into a pdf for submission.
7. You should check carefully that your submission has been compiled correctly.
8. You are done. (Throughout the process there is a visible link to a ‘guide for authors’ if you get stuck.)

The AASLE 2021 conference fee includes the AASLE membership fee for December 2021-November 2022. Furthermore authors of accepted papers will also have the opportunity to submit their paper for consideration for a special conference issue of Labour Economics.

Conference fees

Full registration for presenter (early): US$120.00

Graduate student registration (early): US$60

Attendee registration (early): US$60

*PhD students are requested to provide a letter certifying their student status after their registration.

All presenters are asked to register before the registration deadline of the 19 September 2021. Please note that your paper will only be scheduled on the conference programme if both your registration and payment have been received by this date.

Please note there is no cancellation policy; fees will not be reimbursed.



19 April 2021
Paper Submission Opens
18 July 2021
Deadline for Paper Submission
6 September 2021
Notification to Authors
19 September 2021
Early Registration Closes
18 October 2021
Draft Programme Released
31 October 2021
Late Registration Closes
9-11 December 2021
31 January 2022
Deadline for Submission to Special Conference Issue


  • Zhiyong Dong (PKU)

  • Christian Dustmann (UCL)

  • Maria Lambrianidou (UCL)

  • Gordon Liu (PKU)

  • Xuezheng Qin (PKU)

  • Mathias Sinning (ANU)

  • Yang Yao (PKU)

  • Dandan Zhang (PKU)

© 2021 Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics

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