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2nd IZA/OECD Workshop: Labor Productivity and the Digital Economy

Organizers: Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA), Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA), Eric Sommer (IZA)
Location:OECD, Annex Building, Boulogne Paris, France
Date:July 26, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, July 26:

08:45 - 09:15   Registration
09:15 - 09:30   Welcome Remarks
Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
        Session A: ICT and Structural Change
09:30 - 10:00   Ulrich Zierahn (ZEW Mannheim), Melanie Arntz (ZEW Mannheim), Terry Gregory (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Technology and the Future of Work: Aggregate Employment Effects of Digitization"
10:00 - 10:30   Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China and IZA), Peng Ge (Renmin University of China), Wenkai Sun (Renmin University of China)
  "Automation Biased Technology and Employment Structures in China: 1990 to 2015"
10:30 - 11:00   Werner Roeger (European Commission), Eva Nalbach (Free University of Berlin)
  "Growth with a Digital Sector"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session B: The Changing Nature of Jobs
11:30 - 12:00   Michele Cantarella (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Chiara Strozzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA)
  "Labor Market Effects of Crowdwork in the US and EU: An Empirical Investigation"
12:00 - 12:30   Elisa Gerten (University of Basel), Michael Beckmann (University of Basel), Lutz Bellmann (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA)
  "Controlling Working Crowds: The Impact of Digitalization on Worker Autonomy and Monitoring across Hierarchical Levels"
12:30 - 13:00   Francesco Berlingieri (ZEW Mannheim), Melanie Arntz (ZEW Mannheim), Sarra Ben Yahmed (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Working from Home: Heterogenous Effects on Hours Worked and Wages"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   Jens Suedekum (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and IZA), Wolfgang Dauth (University of Würzburg), Sebastian Findeisen (University of Mannheim), Nicole Wößner (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
  "Are Robots Killing Jobs? Evidence from Germany"
        Session C: Migration and Inequality
15:00 - 15:30   Tao Song (Sewanee: The University of the South)
  "Honey, Robots Shrunk My Wage! Native-Immigrant Wage Gaps and the Growing Importance of Social Skills"
15:30 - 16:00   Felix Koenig (CEP, London School of Economics and IZA)
  "Superstar Earners and Market Size: Evidence from the Entertainment Industry"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, July 27:

        Session D: Impact on Workers
09:30 - 10:00   Luca Stella (Bocconi University and IZA), Francesco C. Billari (Bocconi University), Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh and IZA)
  "Broadband Internet, Digital Temptations and Sleep"
10:00 - 10:30   Sabrina Genz (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Markus Janser (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Florian Lehmer (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "The Impact of Investments in New Digital Technologies on Wages – Worker-level Evidence from Germany"
10:30 - 11:00   Duncan Roth (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Uwe Blien (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA), Wolfgang Dauth (University of Würzburg and IZA)
  "Routine Tasks and Recovery from Mass Layoffs"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session E: Labor Market Transitions
11:30 - 12:00   Steffen Viete (ZEW Mannheim), Kathrin Borchert (University of Würzburg), Matthias Hirth (University of Würzburg), Michael Kummer (Georgia Institute of Technology), Ulrich Laitenberger (Télécom ParisTech), Olga Slivko (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Unemployment and Online Labor"
12:00 - 12:30   Nicole Gürtzgen (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Andre Nolte (ZEW Mannheim), Laura Pohlan (ZEW Mannheim), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
  "Does the Internet Help Unemployed Job Seekers Find a Job? Evidence from the Broadband Internet Expansion in Germany"
12:30 - 13:00   Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University), Frank M. Fossen (University of Nevada, Reno and IZA)
  "Digitalization Risk of Occupations and Labor Market Transitions"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   Juan F. Jimeno (Bank of Spain and IZA), Henrique Basso (Banco de España)
  "From Secular Stagnation to Robocalypse? Implications of Demographic and Technological Changes"
        Session F: Productivity and Return to Skills
15:00 - 15:30   Luca Marcolin (OECD), Robert Grundke (OECD), Mariagrazia Squicciarini (OECD), The Linh Bao Nguyen (Bocconi University)
  "Which Skills for the Digital Era? A Returns to Skills Analysis"
15:30 - 16:00   Wenchao Jin (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Richard Blundell (University College London and IZA), David Green (Vancouver School of Economics)
  "The UK Education Expansion and Technological Change"
16:00 - 16:30   Tiago Fonseca (World Maritime University), Francisco Lima (Statistics Portugal and CEG-IST, University of Lisboa), Sonia C. Pereira (Barnard College, Columbia University)
  "Understanding Productivity Dynamics: A Task Taxonomy Approach"
16:30 - 16:45   Closing Remarks