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2nd IZA/CREA Workshop: Exploring the Future of Work

Organizers: Hilmar Schneider (IZA and University of Luxembourg), Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg and IZA), Arnaud Dupuy (University of Luxembourg and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA), Terry Gregory (IZA and ZEW)
Location:IZA, Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn
Date:December 05, 2019 - December 06, 2019

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, December 05:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
09:00 - 09:10   Welcome Remarks
        Session A: Automation and Firms
  Chair: Terry Gregory (IZA and ZEW)
09:10 - 09:50   Janis Umblijs (Institute for Social Research, Oslo)
  "The Impact of Robots on the Labor Market: Individual and Firm Level Evidence"
09:50 - 10:30   Terry Gregory (IZA and ZEW), Melanie Arntz (ZEW), Sabrina Genz (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Florian Lehmer (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Britta Matthes (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Markus Janser (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Ulrich Zierahn (ZEW)
  "Technology and Jobs in the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Firm-Level Evidence"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session B: Automation and Workers
  Chair: Ludivine Martin (LISER)
11:00 - 11:40   Florian Lehmer (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Melanie Arntz (Heidelberg University), Sabrina Genz (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Terry Gregory (IZA), Markus Janser (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Britta Matthes (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Ulrich Zierahn (ZEW)
  "Technology Adaption, Employment Stability and Wage Changes"
11:40 - 12:20   Wiljan Van den Berge (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis), James Bessen (Boston University), Maarten Goos (Utrecht University), Anna Salomons (Utrecht University)
  "Automatic Reaction - What Happens to Workers at Firms that Automate?"
12:20 - 13:00   Ludivine Martin (LISER), Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research (IBS) and IZA)
  "Do De-routinization and Exposure to Automation Influence Job Stress? Evidence from European Survey Data"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session C: Gender
  Chair: Luca Stella (Bocconi University and IZA)
14:00 - 14:40   Berkay Özcan (London School of Economics), Cevat Giray Aksoy (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IZA), Julia Philipp (London School of Economics)
  "Robots and the Gender Pay Gap: Evidence from Europe"
14:40 - 15:20   Luca Stella (Bocconi University and IZA), Massimo Anelli (Bocconi University and IZA), Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh and IZA)
  "Robots, Labor Markets, and Demographic Behavior"
15:20 - 15:50   Coffee Break
        Session D: Skills
  Chair: Konstantinos Pouliakas (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and IZA)
15:50 - 16:30   Pauline Bourgeon (LISER), Corentin Champarou (LISER), Kamil Filipek (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland), Ludivine Martin (LISER)
  "Skills Demand on the Labor Market: Evidence from Recent Western European Countries Job Postings Data"
16:30 - 17:10   Clotilde Mahe (University of Luxembourg)
  "Return Migration and Self-employment: Is There a ‘Jack-of-All-Trades’ Effect?"
17:10 - 17:50   Konstantinos Pouliakas (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and IZA), Seamus McGuinness (Trinity College Dublin and IZA), Paul Redmond (Trinity College Dublin)
  "Skills-displacing Technological Change and Its Impact on Jobs: Challenging Technological Alarmism?"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, December 06:

        Session E: Polarization and Wages
  Chair: Ronald Bachmann (RWI and IZA)
09:00 - 09:40   Felix Koenig (Princeton University and IZA)
  "Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the Roll-Out of TV"
09:40 - 10:20   Olivier Charlot (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Idriss Fontaine (University of La Réunion), Thepthida Sopraseuth (University of Cergy-Pontoise)
  "Employment Fluctuations, Job Polarization and Non-standard Work: Evidence from France and the US"
10:20 - 11:00   Ronald Bachmann (RWI and IZA), Gökay Demir (RWI), Hanna Frings (RWI and IZA)
  "Labor Market Polarisation and Monopsony Power"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session F: Incentive Schemes
  Chair: Jason Sockin (University of Pennsylvania)
11:30 - 12:10   Juan-Angel Matamala-Gonzalez (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
  "Workload and Effort: Working Faster When There is More Work to Do"
12:10 - 12:50   Jason Sockin (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Sockin (University of Texas at Austin)
  "The Role of Non-base Compensation in the United States"
12:50 - 13:50   Lunch
        Session G: Trade and Offshoring
  Chair: Fabian Eckert (Princeton University)
13:50 - 14:30   Alejandro Micco (University of Chile)
  "Automation, Labor Markets, and Trade"
14:30 - 15:10   Bernhard Schmidpeter (University of Essex), Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz and IZA)
  "Automation, Offshoring, and the Role of Public Policies "
15:10 - 15:50   Fabian Eckert (Princeton University), Sharat Ganapati (Georgetown University), Conor Walsh (Yale Universtiy)
  "Skilled Tradable Services: The Transformation of U.S. High-Skill Labor Markets"
15:50 - 16:30   Concluding Remarks and Farewell Coffee