Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Labor Market

Paris, France, June 20-22, 2012

Goals of the workshop

To create an opportunity for researchers working on the topic of "Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation" to meet and work together in order to stimulate future joint research

Put a spotlight on the importance of studying discrimination based on sexual orientation and to discuss the current research on the economics of sexual orientation.

Provide a forum for researchers to gain a better understanding of the challenges and priorities on this subject.

Main Topics

- Available methods to identify the populations of gays and lesbians

- Databases

- Econometric/statistic methods and problems

- Evaluations of wage discrimination or job discrimination

- Comparison of the results associated to different countries

- New developments on gay and lesbian economics

- Legal and policy issues


University of Evry-Val d’Essonne (Evry, France)

Bryant University (Rhode Island, USA)

University of Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas (Paris, France)

Scientific Committee

- Lee Badgett (President), Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

- Christopher Carpenter, Associate Professor of Economics/ Public Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California at Irvine, USA

- Jeff Frank, Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

- Damien Gaumont, Professor of Economics, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas

- Lisa Jepsen, Associate Professor, of Economics, University of Northern Iowa, USA

- Thierry Laurent, Professor of Economics, University of Evry & UniverSud Paris, France

- Ferhat Mihoubi, Professor of Economics, University of Evry & UniverSud Paris, France

- Edinaldo Tebaldi, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bryant University, USA


University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France)

Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne (Sorbonne Economics Center)     Link

106-112 boulevard de l'Hôpital

75013 Paris - France

Publication opportunity

A selection of papers from the Workshop will be invited for a refereed symposium/special issue of Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy & Society

Just come !

All researchers, graduate students and people with a interest in gaining a better understanding of the Economics of Sexual Orientation and labor Market discrimination are welcome to attend the workshop even if they do not submit a paper.