IZA - Conference Program


IZA Labor Statistics Workshop: The Changing Structure of Work

Organizers: Susan N. Houseman (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and IZA), Katharine G. Abraham (University of Maryland and IZA)
Location:Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Date:June 29, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 15 minutes +++

Thursday, June 29:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
09:00 - 09:45   Katharine G. Abraham (University of Maryland and IZA), John C. Haltiwanger (University of Maryland and IZA), Kristin Sandusky (U.S. Census Bureau), James R. Spletzer (U.S. Census Bureau and IZA)
  "Is the Gig Economy Growing? Divergent Trends in Alternative Self-employment Series"
09:45 - 10:30   Marloes De Graaf-Zijl ( CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis), Jonneke Bolhaar (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis), Bas Scheer (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)
  "Flexible Employment in The Netherlands: Trends, Causes and Consequences"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45   Inga Lass (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research), Mark Wooden (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and IZA)
  "Measurement, Prevalence and the Socio-demographic Structure of Non-standard Employment: The Australian Case"
11:45 - 12:30   Rosa Abraham (Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore)
  "Informal Workers in Formal and Informal Enterprises in India: A Comparative Analysis"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:15   Pieter De Vlieger (University of Michigan)
  "Fairness and Wage Setting: Theory and Evidence from Domestic Outsourcing in Germany"
14:15 - 15:00   Anne Polivka (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Matthew Dey (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Susan N. Houseman (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and IZA)
  "Manufacturers' Outsourcing to Temporary Help Services"
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15   Andrea Salvatori (OECD and IZA), Guido Matias Cortes (University of Manchester)
  "Delving into the Demand Side: Changes in Workplace Specialization and Job Polarization"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, June 30:

08:30 - 09:15   Marta Silva (Bank of Portugal), Luis F. Martins (ISCTE-IUL)
  "Wage Inequality between Permanent and Fixed-term Contracts: A Firm-level Analysis"
09:15 - 10:00   Isabel Stockton (University of Bristol), Gerard van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
  "Take Back Control? External and Psychological Determinants of Schedule Autonomy Preferences"
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15   Angelika Ganserer (ZEW Mannheim), Terry Gregory (ZEW Mannheim), Simona Wagner (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Minimum Wages and Solo Self-Employment - A Synthetic Control Group Approach"
11:15 - 12:00   Alberto Mazzon (University of Siena)
  "Has Voucher Work Favored Unreported Employment?"
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
13:00 - 13:45   Helène Benghalem (CREST), Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA), Olivier Charlot (Université Cergy-Pontoise), Franck Malherbet (CREST and IZA), Emeline Limon (Université Cergy-Pontoise)
  "Taxation of Temporary Jobs: Good Intentions with Bad Outcomes?"
13:45 - 14:30   Thomas Rothe (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Klaus Wälde (University of Mainz and IZA)
  "Where Did All the Unemployed Go? Non-standard Work in Germany after the Hartz Reforms"