IZA/CREST/OECD Workshop: Recent Advances in the Economics of Discrimination

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, CREST and IZA), Stéphane Carcillo (OECD and IZA), Werner Eichhorst (IZA), Marie-Anne Valfort (OECD and Paris School of Economics)
Location:OECD Conference Center, Paris, Room CC20
Date:July 06, 2017 - July 07, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


Preliminary Version: May 23, 2017

+++ presentation: 50 minutes +++ open discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, July 06:

08:30 - 08:55   Registration
08:55 - 09:00   Welcome Address
Stefano Scarpetta
(OECD Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs and IZA)
        Session A: Religion
09:00 - 10:00   Doris Weichselbaumer (University of Linz and IZA)
  "Discrimination against Female Migrants Wearing Headscarves"
10:00 - 11:00   Marie-Anne Valfort (OECD and Paris School of Economics)
  "Has France a Problem with Muslims? Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Labor Market"
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
        Session B: Hiring Behavior
11:15 - 12:15   Manuel F. Bagues (Aalto University and IZA), Mauro Sylos-Labini (University of Pisa), Natalia Zinovyeva (Aalto University)
  "Connections in Scientific Committees and Applicants' Self-selection: Evidence from a Natural Randomized Experiment"
12:15 - 13:15   Stijn Baert (Ghent University and IZA), Eva Van Belle (Ghent University), Ralf Caers (KU Leuven), Marijke De Couck (Free University of Brussels), Valentina Di Stasio (University of Oxford)
  "Why is Unemployment Duration a Sorting Criterion in Hiring?"
13:15 - 14:15   Lunch
        Session C: Gender
14:15 - 15:15   Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology ), Abhijit Banerjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School and IZA), Clement Imbert (University of Warwick)
  "Voter Bias and Female Leadership: Can Persuasion Replace Exposure?"
15:15 - 16:15   Nicole M. Fortin (University of British Columbia, Vancouver and IZA), Brian Bell (King's College London), Michael Böhm (University of Bonn and IZA)
  "Top Earnings Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap: Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom"
16:15 - 16:30   Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30   Dan-Olof Rooth (Stockholm University and IZA), Gordon B. Dahl (University of California, San Diego and IZA), Andreas Kotsadam (University of Oslo)
  "Does Integration Change Gender Attitudes? The Effect of Randomly Assigning Women to Traditionally Male Teams"
        Panel Discussion
17:30 - 18:30   Stéphane Carcillo (OECD and IZA)
  "Presentation of the OECD “LGBTI Inclusiveness” Project "
  Discussant: Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology )
19:30       Dinner

Friday, July 07:

        Session D: LGBTI
09:00 - 10:00   Christopher S. Carpenter (Vanderbilt University and IZA), Cevat G. Aksoy (EBRD, London), Ralph De Haas (EBRD, London), Kevin Tran (DIW, Berlin)
  "Legal Same-sex Marriage and Attitudes toward Sexual Minorities: Evidence from Europe"
10:00 - 11:00   Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam and IZA), Lydia Geijtenbeek (University of Amsterdam)
  "Is there a Penalty for Becoming a Woman? Is there a Premium for Becoming a Man? Evidence from a Sample of Transsexual Workers"
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
        Session E: Ethnicity
11:15 - 12:15   Arnaud Chevalier (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA), Alex Bryson (University College London and IZA)
  "Does Competition Squeeze out Taste-based Discrimination? Evidence from a Virtual Labor Market"
12:15 - 13:15   Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA), Katie R. Genadek (University of Colorado, Boulder and IZA), Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin, CEPR and IZA)
  "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Non-work at Work"
13:15 - 14:15   Lunch
        Session E: Ethnicity - Continued
14:15 - 15:15   Kevin Lang (Boston University and IZA), Costas Cavounidis (Boston University)
  "Discrimination and Worker Evaluation"
15:15 - 16:15   Roland Rathelot (University of Warwick), Morgane Laouénan (CNRS and IZA)
  "Ethnic Discrimination on an Online Marketplace of Vacation Rentals"
16:15 - 16:30   Farewell Coffee