3rd IDSC of IZA/University of Luxembourg Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online - New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and Practice

Organizers: Nikos Askitas (IZA), Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
Date:September 18, 2020 - September 19, 2020

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


Preliminary Version July 6, 2020

All times stated in CEST (Central European Summer Time)

On the conference dates 14:40 CEST is:
5:40 PDT
8:40 EDT

+++ keynote: 40 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++
+++ presentation: 15 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++

Friday, September 18:

14:40 - 15:00   Meet and Greet
15:00 - 15:10   Welcoming Remarks
Nikos Askitas (IZA)
Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
  Chair: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
15:10 - 16:00   Bruce A. Weinberg (Ohio State University and IZA), Akina Ikudo (UCLA), Julia I. Lane (NYU), Joseph Staudt (Census)
  "Using Machine Learning to Classify Occupations"
16:00 - 16:20   Break
        Session A: Job Search by Workers
  Chair: Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
16:20 - 16:40   Marc Gurgand (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
  "Directing Job Search: A Large Scale Experiment"
16:40 - 17:00   Daniel Kreisman (Georgia State University and IZA), Jonathan Smith (Georgia State University), Bondi Arifin (Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia)
  "Labor Market Signaling and the Value of College: Evidence from Resumes and the Truth"
17:00 - 17:20   Aaron J. Sojourner (University of Minnesota and IZA), Jason Sockin (University of Pennsylvania)
  "What’s the Inside Scoop? Addressing Workers’ Information Problems with Firm Reputation"
17:20 - 17:40   Jonas Maibom (Aarhus University and IZA), Jonas Fluchtmann (Aarhus University), Anita M. Glenny (University of Copenhagen), Nikolaj Harmon (University of Copenhagen)
  "The Dynamics of Job Search in Unemployment"
17:40 - 18:10   Break
  Chair: Nikos Askitas (IZA)
18:10 - 19:00   Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt and IZA), Matthias Heinz (University of Cologne), Mitchell Hoffman (University of Toronto), Nick Zubanov (University of Konstanz and IZA)
  "What Do Employee Referral Programs Do? Measuring the Direct and Overall Effects of a Management Practice"

Saturday, September 19:

14:40 - 15:00   Meet and Greet
  Chair: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
15:00 - 15:50   Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA), David Card (University of California, Berkeley and IZA), Fabrizio Colella (HEC University of Lausanne)
  "Stated Gender Preferences and Workgroup Segregation"
15:50 - 16:10   Break
        Session B: Vacancy Data and Search Frictions
  Chair: Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
16:10 - 16:30   Raymundo M. Campos Vazquez (University of California, Berkeley), Eva O. Arceo-Gómez (Universidad Iberoamericana), Raquel Y. Badillo Salas (Bank of Mexico), Sergio López-Araiza (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)
  "Gender Stereotypes in Job Advertisements: What Do They Imply for the Gender Salary Gap?"
16:30 - 16:50   Sekyu Choi (University of Bristol), Nincen Figueroa (Universidad Diego Portales), Benjamín Villena-Roldán (Universidad Diego Portales)
  "Wage Cyclicality Revisited: The Role of Hiring Standards"
16:50 - 17:10   Mathias Jensen (Copenhagen Business School)
  "Gender Differences in Returns to Skills: Evidence from Job Vacancy Data and Matched Employer-Employee Data"
17:10 - 17:30   Laura Pohlan (IAB Nuremberg), Nicole Gürtzgen (IAB), Benjamin Lochner (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
  "Does Online Search Improve the Match Quality of New Hires?"
17:30 - 18:00   Break
        Session C: Gender and Gig Workers
  Chair: Nikos Askitas (IZA)
18:00 - 18:20   Nivedhitha Subramanian (Duke University)
  "Workplace Attributes and Women’s Labor Supply Decisions: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment"
18:20 - 18:40   Nina Roussille (University of California, Berkeley)
  "The Central Role of the Ask Gap in Gender Pay Inequality"
18:40 - 19:00   Dmitri Koustas (University of Chicago), Michael Reich (University of California, Berkeley), James Parrott (The New School)
  "Effects of Mandated Driver Pay Increases On the Gig Economy: Evidence from New York City"
19:00 - 19:20   Sher Afghan Asad (Iowa State University), Ritwik Banerjee (Indian Institute of Management and IZA), Joydeep Bhattacharya (Iowa State University)
  "Do Workers Discriminate Against their Out-group Employers? Evidence from an Online Platform Economy"