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IZA/Volkswagen Foundation Workshop: Preferences, Personality Traits and the Labor Market

Organizers: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA), Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna and IZA), Marco Casari (University of Bologna and IZA)
Location:Conference Center of the University of Bologna in Bertinoro, Italy
Date:October 05, 2017 - October 07, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)




+++ presentation: 35 minutes +++ general discussion: 10 minutes +++

Program

Thursday, October 05:

 
19:30       Welcome Dinner at the Canteen of the Conference Center
 

Friday, October 06:

 
09:00 - 09:30   Registration
 
 
09:30 - 09:40   Opening Remarks by Organizers
 
 
09:40 - 11:00   Invited Lecture
  Chair: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA)
 
 
    Thomas Dohmen (IZA and University of Bonn), Armin Falk (briq, Uni Bonn), Anke Becker (Harvard University), Benjamin Enke (Harvard University), David Huffman (University of Pittsburg), Uwe Sunde (LMU Munich)
  "Global Evidence on Economic Preferences"
 
 
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session A: Gender Differences in Individuals’ Behavior
  Chair: Maria Bigoni (University of Bologna and IZA)
 
11:30 - 12:15   Sharon Xuejing Zuo (University of Houston), Elaine M. Liu (University of Houston and IZA)
  "Cultural Assimilation, Peer Effects and the Evolution of the Gender Gap in Risk Preferences"
 
12:15 - 13:00   Dandan Zhang (Peking University), Alison Booth (Australian National University and IZA), Elliott Fan (National Taiwan University), Xin Meng (Australian National University and IZA)
  "Gender Differences in Willingness to Compete: The Role of Culture and Institutions"
 
 
 
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session B: The Impact of Exogenous Shocks on Personality and Behavior
  Chair: Stefania Bortolotti (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
 
14:30 - 15:15   Alexander M. Danzer (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and IZA), Natalia Danzer (ifo Institute Mfor Economic Research and IZA), Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "The Behavioral and Psychological Consequences of a Nuclear Catastrophe: The Case of Chernobyl"
 
15:15 - 16:00   Tharshini Thangavelu (Umeå University)
  "The Melancholic Childhood. Causes and Consequences of Malnutrition on Psychosocial Competencies. Evidence from Indian Adolescents. "
 
 
 
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session C: Understanding Preferences
  Chair: Thomas Dohmen (IZA and University of Bonn)
 
16:30 - 17:15   Marco Castillo (Texas A&M University), Ragan Petrie (Texas A&M University), Chenna Reddy Cotla (JPMorgan Chase Institute), Maximo Torero (World Bank)
  "Understanding the Risk Preferences of the Poor"
 
 
 
20:00       Dinner at Restaurant “La Divina Bistecca”, Via dei Santi, 3, Bertinoro
 
 

Saturday, October 07:

 
        Session D: Preferences and Informality in Georgia
  Chair: Marco Casari (University of Bologna and IZA)
 
09:30 - 10:15   Norberto Pignatti (ISET, Tbilisi State University and IZA), Karine Torosyan (ISET, Tbilisi State University)
  "Risk Attitudes and Informal Employment: Evidence from a Post-transition Country"
 
10:15 - 11:00   Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA), Stefania Bortolotti (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA), Frauke Meyer (Maastricht University), Norberto Pignatti (ISET, Tbilisi State University and IZA), Karine Torosyan (ISET, Tbilisi State University)
  "Cognitive Abilities and Preferences: Survey and Experimental Evidence from a Developing Country"
 
 
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session E: The Impact of Personality and Policies on Labor Market Outcomes and Behavior
  Chair: Norberto Pignatti (ISET, Tbilisi State University and IZA)
 
11:30 - 12:15   Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and IZA), Shyamal Chowdhury (University of Sydney and IZA), John C. Ham (NYU Abu Dhabi and IZA)
  "Self-employment, family production and the returns to cognitive and non-cognitive skills in rural Bangladesh"
 
12:15 - 13:00   Ritwik Banerjee (Indian Institute of Management and IZA), Nabanita Datta Gupta (Aarhus University and IZA), Marie Claire Villeval (University of Lyon and IZA)
  "The Spillover Effects of Affirmative Action on Competitiveness and Unethical Behavior"
 
 
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session F: The Ethnic Dimension of Preferences and Cooperation
  Chair: Alexander M. Danzer (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and IZA)
 
14:30 - 15:15   Abu Siddique (University of Southampton), Michael Vlassopoulos (University of Southampton and IZA)
  "Competitive Preferences and Ethnicity: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh"
 
15:15 - 16:00   Marco Casari (University of Bologna and IZA), Stefania Bortolotti (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods), Chiara Monti (University of Bologna)
  "Cooperation and Identity in a Multiethnic Society"
 
 
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session G: Incorporating Preferences in Life Cycle Models
  Chair: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA)
 
16:30 - 17:15   Marcela Parada Contzen (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
  "Individual Risk Aversion through the Life Cycle: Incorporation of Observed Measures of Individual Risk Aversion in the Estimation of Dynamic Life Cycle Decision Models"
 
 
17:15 - 17:45   Concluding Remarks by Organizers
 
 
 
20:00       Dinner at Restaurant “Enoteca Osteria Cà de Bè”, Piazza della Libertà, 9/b, Bertinoro