XV Jornadas de Economía Laboral / XV Labour Economics Meeting

29 y 30 de junio, 1 de julio / June 29-30, July 1

Luis Toharia Grants

Luis Toharia (1951-2012) deeply influenced research on Labour Economics in Spain. He exercised his excellent teaching and research abilities in the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid and had an intense career, featured by his extraordinary professional and personal qualities.
His research always focused on very relevant and socially concerned issues, rigorously marked by respectful and deep data treatment, to the point that his probably most relevant contribution has to do with the measurement of employment and unemployment. He also contributed to the improvement of labour statistics in Spain and, therefore, of the data-sets used nowadays by researchers. He also marked many other areas, and his work influenced the elaboration of social and labour market policies. With his well-known extraordinary academic generosity he trained several generations of labour economists and contributed to open spaces for discussion. He personally and deeply engaged in the creation of the Jornadas de Economía Laboral in 1995 and the creation of the AEET, the Spanish Association of Labour Economists, in 2005. His intellectual honesty, his friendly teaching and generosity make him a key figure and a crucial reference for the next generations of labour market researchers in Spain.
In the aim of honouring to our friend and teacher, Luis, for his interest and devotion to incorporate our youngest colleagues in the Jornadas de Economía Laboral, the AEET launched in 2013 a set of grants particularly addressed to support their participation in the Jornadas de Economía Laboral. Previous winners of the Luis Toharia can be viewed here.

Rules and submissions to the 5th edition of the Luis Toharia Grants for Young Researchers in Labor Economics

In 2022 there will be 4 grants for young researchers in labor economics participating in the XV Jornadas de Economía Laboral. These grants consist on 250€ plus the exemption of the conference registration fee.


Departamento de Economía de la Universidad de Alcalá.


Applicants must take part in the XV Jornadas de Economía Laboral and be either pursuing a PhD or be recent PhD graduates (defended her PhD no longer than two years ago). Applicants do not need to be members of the AEET.


The AEET executive board will appoint a Grant Committee which will evaluate the applications before June 17th, 2022, according to the following criteria:

• Relevance of the topic of the paper presented by the candidate in the XV JEL in the field of labour economics.
• Methodological and scientific quality of the paper.
• Priority will be given to youths who are pursuing their PhD.
• Priority will also be given to those who have not previously benefitted from a Luis Toharia Grant.
The Grant Committee may leave the grants void. The decisions taken by the Grant Committee are not subject to appeal.


Applicants must fill in the on-line form located at the AEET’s webpage ( before May 16th, 2022, and will have to upload the following documents:

• The paper accepted by the Scientific Committee to be presented in the JEL (a single file either in «doc» or «pdf» formats).
• A scanned copy of the personal ID / passport.
• A brief CV (only one page long).
• A copy of the bank transfer receipt proving that the applicant is registered in JEL.
• A document stating that the applicant is pursuing a PhD or has defended her PhD no longer than 2 years ago.

The information should be sent to the following address:

The Award Ceremony of the 5th edition of the Luis Toharia Grants will take place during the Gala Dinner of XV JEL conference, together with the XI Lluis Fina Prize Award Ceremony. The grants will be effectively delivered upon presentation by the awardees of a copy of the certificate of attendance and presentation of their paper, together with proof of traveling expenses (tickets/invoices). This information should be sent to the AEET’s e-mail address (, indicating in the subject “Luis Toharia Grants”.

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