IZA - Conference Program


Evaluation of Labor Market Policies: New Data and New Approaches

Organizers: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA), Bert van Landeghem (University of Sheffield and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


Tuesday, September 18:

08:45 - 09:15   Registration
09:15 - 09:30   Welcoming Remarks
Thomas Dohmen
(University of Bonn and IZA)
Bert van Landeghem (University of Sheffield and IZA)
09:30 - 10:15   Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (University of Linz and IZA)
  "Matched Individual Careers across Administrative Registers of Two Countries: Austria and Germany"
10:15 - 11:00   Nadine Ketel (University of Gothenburg and IZA), Jonneke Bolhaar (Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)), Bas van der Klaauw (Free University of Amsterdam and IZA)
  "Restricting Caseworker’s Discretion, Evidence from a Field Experiment"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15   Bart Cockx (Ghent University and IZA), Patrick Arni (University of Bristol and IZA), Andrey Launov (University of Kent and IZA)
  "Biased Beliefs in Job Search: Structural Estimation and Policy Advice"
12:15 - 13:00   Steffen Altmann (University of Copenhagen and IZA)
  "Digital Tools to Facilitate Job Search"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 14:45   Michèle Belot (European University Institute and IZA), Philipp Kircher (European University Institute), Paul Muller (University of Gothenburg)
  "Providing Advice to Job Seekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on Online Advice"
14:45 - 15:30   Philipp Kircher (European University Institute), Michele Belot (European University Institute and IZA), Paul Muller (University of Gothenburg)
  "How Wage Announcements Affect Job Search - A Field Experiment"
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:30   Robert Mahlstedt (University of Copenhagen and IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Steffen Künn (Maastricht University and IZA)
  "Promoting the Labor Market Mobility of Unemployed Workers: Policy Evaluation with Administrative and Survey Data"
16:30 - 17:00   Bert van Landeghem (University of Sheffield and IZA), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
  "Numeracy and Unemployment Duration"
17:00 - 17:15   Coffee Break
17:15 - 18:00   Richard Dorsett (University of Westminster)
  "A Randomised Trial of Supported Employment for People with a Health Condition"
18:00 - 18:45   Simon Jäger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IZA), Benjamin Schoefer (University of California, Berkeley), Samuel Young (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Wages and the Value of Nonemployment"
19:30       Dinner

Wednesday, September 19:

09:30 - 10:00   Giulia Santangelo (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
  "Challenges of Evidence Based Policy Making for the European Social Fund: The European Commission’s Centre for Research on Impact Evaluation (CRIE)"
10:00 - 10:30   Jonathan Lain (OECD)
  "Linking More and Learning More with Administrative Data: An Example from Latvia"
10:30 - 11:00   Joost Bollens (VDAB, Belgium)
  "Text Mining the Free Text Fields in a PES-Database in Order to Gain Some Additional Information about the Unemployed"
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00   Mike Daly (Department for Work and Pensions, UK), Angelo Valerio (Department for Work and Pensions, UK)
  "Labor Market Evaluation in the UK Department for Work and Pensions"
12:00 - 12:30   Philipp Vom Berge (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Data and Data Access at the Research Data Center of the German Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:30   Group Discussion:
"New Tools, New Methods, New Data: Identifying Synergies between Government and Research Institutions"
14:30 - 15:00   Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:00   Group Discussion:
"Collaboration in Practice: Experiences, Challenges, Future Collaboration, Funding Opportunities"
16:00       Closing Remarks
Thomas Dohmen
(University of Bonn and IZA)
Bert van Landeghem (University of Sheffield and IZA)