IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Labor and Development

Organizers: Gary S. Fields (Cornell University and IZA), Elie Murard (IZA), David A. Robalino (World Bank and IZA)
Location:Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Date:October 09, 2017 - October 10, 2017

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++

Monday, October 09:

08:45 - 09:15   Registration
09:15 - 09:30   Opening Remarks
        Session A: Schooling Investments
09:30 - 10:15   Matteo Bobba (Toulouse School of Economics and IZA), Luca Flabbi (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and IZA), Santiago Algazi Levy (Inter-American Development Bank and IZA)
  "Labor Market Search, Informality and Schooling Investments"
10:15 - 11:00   Gaurav Khanna (University of California, San Diego)
  "Incentivizing Standards or Standardizing Incentives? Affirmative Action in India"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session B: Entrepreneurship
11:30 - 12:15   Peng Zhang (University of Cambridge), Sara Tonini (University of Trento and IZA)
  "Ethnic Diversity and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from Post-Apartheid South Africa"
        Session C: Social Insurance Reform
12:15 - 13:00   Admasu Shiferaw (College of William and Mary), Arjun S. Bedi (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Den Haag and IZA), Mans Söderbom (University of Gothenburg), Getnet Alemu Zewdu (Addis Ababa University)
  "Social Insurance Reform and Labor Market Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch and Poster Session
    Maryam Naghsh Nejad (IZA), Chiara Kofol (University of Bonn)
  "The Human Capital Effects of Hosting Refugees: Evidence from Kagera"
    Ahmed Elsayed (IZA), Rania Roushdy (American University in Cairo)
  "Empowering Women under Social Constraints: Evidence from a Field Intervention in Rural Egypt"
        Session D: Earnings Inequality
14:30 - 15:15   Jorge Alvarez (International Monetary Fund)
  "The Agricultural Wage Gap: Evidence from Brazilian Micro-data"
15:15 - 16:00   Christian Moser (Columbia University), Niklas Engbom (Princeton University)
  "Earnings Inequality and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from Brazil"
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
        Session D: Earnings Inequality - continued
16:30 - 17:15   Nancy H. Chau (Cornell University and IZA), Arnab K. Basu (Cornell University and IZA), Vidhya Soundararajan (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore)
  "Wage Polarization and Contract Employment"
17:15 - 18:00   T. H. Gindling (University of Maryland, Baltimore County and IZA), Zahid Hasnain (World Bank), David Newhouse (World Bank and IZA), Pablo Suarez B. (World Bank)
  "Public-Private Earnings Gaps around the World"
19:00       Dinner

Tuesday, October 10:

        Session E: Economic Mobility and Well-being
09:00 - 09:45   Irene Clavijo (Paris School of Economics)
  "Long-term Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfers on Economic Mobility: Evidence Using Welfare Ranks and Trajectories"
09:45 - 10:30   Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research (IBS) and IZA), Marek Góra (Warsaw School of Economics and IZA), Maciej Lis (OECD)
  "Temporary Employment Boom in Poland – A Job Quality VS. Quantity Trade-off?"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session F: Informality
11:00 - 11:45   Alessandro Tondini (Paris School of Economics)
  "The Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Informality: Evidence from South Africa's Child Support Grant "
11:45 - 12:30   Romina Safojan (Tilburg University)
  "The Effect of Exports on Labor Informality: Evidence from Argentina"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session G: Overeducation
13:30 - 14:15   Esther Mirjam Girsberger (University of Lausanne and IZA), Romuald Meango (Max-Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy)
  "Educated Unemployment in Urban West Africa: Why Do Educated Workers Not Grade Down?"
14:15 - 15:00   Gary S. Fields (Cornell University and IZA)
  "Educational Expansion, Increasing Private Returns, and Unemployability"
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Session H: Migration
15:30 - 16:15   André Gröger (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  "Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Shocks, Labor Migration and the Family Left Behind"
16:15 - 17:00   Ira N. Gang (Rutgers University and IZA), Melanie Khamis (Wesleyan University and IZA), John Landon-Lane (Rutgers University)
  "Migration and the Informal Sector"