2nd IDSC of IZA/CAIS Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online

Organizers: Nikos Askitas (IZA), Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
Location:Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) GmbH, Universitätsstraße 104, 44799 Bochum, Germany
Date:September 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 25 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++

Friday, September 20:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
09:00 - 09:10   Welcome Remarks
Nikos Askitas
Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
Esther Laufer (Center for Advanced Internet Studies - CAIS)
09:10 - 10:10   Keynote I
    Vladimir Kvetan (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))
  "Lessons from Online Vacancies in Europe"
10:10 - 10:40   Tutan Ahmed (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur)
  "Employment & Skill Requirement Forecasting for Regional Labor Market in India: Methodology with Traditional and Non-traditional Data"
10:40 - 11:10   Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:40   Reamonn Lydon (Central Bank of Ireland), Pawel Adrjan (Indeed Hiring Lab)
  "Labor Market Tightness and Wages: Evidence from Online Job Postings"
11:40 - 12:10   Jonas Maibom (Aarhus University and IZA), Jonas Fluchtmann (Aarhus University), Anita Glenny (University of Copenhagen), Nikolaj Harmon (University of Copenhagen)
  "Gender Gaps in Job Search and Job Outcomes"
12:10 - 12:40   Alicia Modestino (Northeastern University), Mary Burke (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Shahriar Sadighi (Amazon), Rachel Sederberg (Northeastern University), Bledi Taska (Burning Glass Technologies)
  "No Longer Qualified? Changes in the Supply and Demand for Skills within Occupations"
12:40 - 13:40   Lunch
13:40 - 14:40   Keynote II
    Jessica Fong (University of Michigan)
  "Search, Selectivity and Market Thickness in Two-sided Markets"
14:40 - 15:10   Rebecca Dizon-Ross (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), So Yoon Ahn (University of Illinois at Chicago), Benjamin Feigenberg (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  "Improving the Efficiency of Online Matching Among Youth"
15:10 - 15:40   Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:10   Efsan Nas Ozen (World Bank), Stefan Hut (Brown University), Victoria Levin (World Bank), Ana Maria Munoz Boudet (World Bank)
  "The Importance of Being Modest: The Roles of Gender and Socioemotional Skill Signals in the Labor Market"
16:10 - 16:40   Daniel Kopp (ETH Zurich), Michael Siegenthaler (ETH Zurich), Dominik Hangartner (ETH Zurich)
  "Monitoring Recruiters at Work: Determinants of Ethnic Discrimination on an Online Recruitment Platform"
18:00       Dinner

Saturday, September 21:

09:30 - 10:30   Keynote III
    Ioana E. Marinescu (University of Pennsylvania and IZA), Daphne Skandalis (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and IZA)
  "Unemployment Insurance and Job Search Behavior"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30   Kailing Shen (Australian National University and IZA), Peter Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Shuo Zhang (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  "Gender-targeted Job Ads in the Recruitment Process: Evidence from China"
11:30 - 12:00   Jason Sockin (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Firm Reputation and the Labor Market: The Effects of Corporate Scandals"
12:00 - 12:30   Anna Stansbury (Harvard University), Gregor Schubert (Harvard University), Bledi Taska (Burning Glass Technologies)
  "Getting Labor Markets Right: Outside Options and Occupational Mobility"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:00   Michele Cantarella (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Chiara Strozzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA)
  "Workers in the Crowd: The Labor Market Impact of the Online Platform Economy"
14:00 - 14:30   Michael Niekamp (University of Kassel)
  "Hidden Costs of Job-search through Job-boards - Empirical Evidence from Germany"
14:30 - 15:00   Andreas Ravndal Kostol (University of Bergen and IZA), Manudeep Bhuller (University of Oslo and IZA), Trond Vigtel (University of Oslo)
  "How Broadband Internet Affects Labor Market Matching"
15:00       Closing Remarks