25th Anniversary IZA Conference in Labor Economics
July 05, 2023 - July 06, 2023

25th Anniversary IZA Conference in Labor Economics

Organizers: Maria Balgova (IZA), Manuela Barisic (IZA), Ingo E. Isphording (IZA), Simon Jäger (IZA), Ulf Rinne (IZA), Simon Trenkle (IZA and IAB)
Event Manager: Viola Hartmann

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+++ keynote: 45 minutes +++ floor discussion: 15 minutes +++
+++ presentation: 25 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++

Wednesday, July 05

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:15

Opening Remarks
Simon Jäger (CEO, IZA)


Session A:

Chair: Christian Zimpelmann (IZA)

09:15 - 09:45

Simon Wiederhold (IWH Halle), Christina Langer (KU Eichstätt Ingolstadt)
"The Value of Early-Career Skills"

10:15 - 10:45

Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po Paris and IZA), Antonin Bergeaud (HEC Paris), Clément Malgouyres (CREST and IZA), Sara Signorelli (University of Amsterdam), Thomas Zuber (Bank of France)
"The Wage of Temporary Agency Workers"

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break


Session B:

Chair: Marc J. Witte (IZA)

11:15 - 11:45

Nina Roussille (MIT and IZA), Simon Jäger (IZA), Chris Roth (University of Cologne), Benjamin Schoefer (UC Berkeley and IZA)
"Worker Beliefs about Outside Options"

11:45 - 12:15

Peter Haan (DIW Berlin and IZA), Boryana Ilieva (DIW Berlin), Max Blesch (DIW Berlin), Georg Weizsäcker (HU Berlin), Philipp Eisenhauer (Amazon), Annekatrin Schrenker (BMAS)
"Biased Wage Expectations and Female Labor Supply"

12:15 - 12:45

Zoe Cullen (Harvard Business School), Mitchell Hoffman (University of Toronto), Felix Koenig (Carnegie Mellon University and IZA)
"Labor Shortages and Firm Search"

12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:45

Keynote I

Chair: Simon Trenkle (IZA and IAB)

Patrick Kline (UC, Berkeley and IZA), Christopher Walters (UC Berkeley), Evan Rose (University of Chicago)
"A Discrimination Report Card"


Session C:

Chair: Hannah Illing (University of Bonn and IZA)

14:45 - 15:15

Lorenzo Lagos (Brown University and IZA), Viola Corradini (MIT), Garima Sharma (MIT)
"Collective Bargaining for Women: How Unions Can Create Female-Friendly Jobs"

15:15 - 15:45

Daphné Skandalis (University of Copenhagen and IZA), Arnaud Philippe (Bristol University)
"Motherhood and the Cost of Job Search"

15:45 - 16:45

Poster Session and Coffee Break

Chair: Jason Sockin (IZA)

Britta Gehrke (FU Berlin and IZA), Thomas Dengler (HU Berlin)
"Short-Time Work and Precautionary Savings"

Anne C. Gielen (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA), Dinand Webbink (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA)
"Unexpected Colonial Returns - Self-Selection and Economic Integration of Migrants over Multiple Generations"

Jonas Jessen (IZA), Robin Jessen (RWI), Ewa Gałecka-Burdziak (Warsaw School of Economics), Marek Góra (Warsaw School of Economics and IZA), Jochen Kluve (KfW Development Bank and IZA)
"The Micro and Macro Effects of Changes in the Potential Benefit Duration"

Robert Mahlstedt (University of Copenhagen and IZA), Steffen Altmann (University of Hohenheim and IZA), Anita Glenny (Aarhus University), Alexander Sebald (Copenhagen Business School)
"The Direct and Indirect Effects of Online Job Search Advice"

Ernesto Villanueva (Bank of Spain), Effrosyni Adamopoulou (University of Mannheim and IZA), Luis Díez-Catalán (BBVA Research)
"Staggered Contracts and Unemployment during Recessions"


Session D:

Chair: Gökay Demir (IZA)

16:45 - 17:15

Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA), Jeremy Zuchuat (University of Lausanne), Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA), Aderonke Osikominu (University of Hohenheim and IZA), Lorenzo Persaresi (University of Zurich)
"Duration Dependence in Finding a Job: Applications, Job Interviews, Job Offers"

17:15 - 17:45

Till von Wachter (UCLA and IZA), Kara Segal (California Policy Lab)
"Short-Time Compensation in the U.S. and California from 2000 to 2022: A Descriptive Analysis of Program Incidence and Worker Outcomes"



Thursday, July 06

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote II

Chair: Simon Jäger (IZA)

Aysegül Sahin (University of Texas at Austin), Hie Joo Ahn (Federal Reserve Board), Bart Hobijn (Arizona State University)
"The Dual U.S. Labor Market Uncovered"


Session E:

Chair: Jonas Jessen (IZA)

10:00 - 10:30

Moritz Kuhn (University of Bonn and IZA), Philip Jung (TU Dortmund and IZA), Benjamin Hartung (ECB)
"Unemployment Insurance Reforms and Labor Market Dynamics"

10:30 - 11:00

Matthew Gudgeon (United States Military Academy), Pablo Guzman (Amazon), Johannes Schmieder (Boston University and IZA), Simon Trenkle (IZA and IAB), Han Ye (University of Mannheim and IZA)
"The Effects of Unemployment Insurance for Older Workers"

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break


Session F:

Chair: Martina Uccioli (MIT)

12:00 - 12:30

Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers University and IZA), Carolyn Moehling (Rutgers University)
"Do Female-Owned Employment Agencies Expand Opportunity for Women?"

12:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 13:15

Concluding Remarks
Simon Jäger (CEO, IZA)

13:15 - 14:15


16:00 - 17:30

Policy Panel:
Germany’s Labor Market: Where Are We Heading?

Doors open at 15:30


  • Hubertus Heil (German Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs)
  • Monika Schnitzer (Professor of Economics, LMU Munich, Chair of the German Council of Economic Experts since October 2022)
  • Uta Schönberg (Professor of Economics, University College London and IZA)
  • Jason Furman (Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Chairman of the US Council of Economic Advisers from August 2013 to January 2017)


17:30 - 20:00



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