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Joint briq/IZA Workshop: Recent Developments in the Economics of Socio-emotional Skills

Organizers: Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA ), Ulf Zölitz (briq and IZA)
Location:briq, Bonn
Date:May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


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

Thursday, May 18:

08:30 - 09:20   Registration and Coffee
09:20 - 09:30   Opening Remarks
Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA)
        Session A
09:30 - 10:15   Sule Alan (University of Essex), Seda Ertac (Koc University)
  "Belief in Hard Work and Altruism: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment"
10:15 - 11:00   Victoria L. Prowse (Purdue University and IZA), Damon Clark (University of California, Irvine and IZA), David Gill (Purdue University and IZA), Mark Rush (University of Florida)
  "Using Goals to Motivate College Students: Theory and Evidence from Field Experiments"
11:00 - 11:45   Orla Doyle (University College Dublin)
  "The First 2,000 Days and Children’s Cognitive and Socio-emotional Skills: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment of Home Visiting"
11:45 - 13:15   Lunch
        Session B
13:15 - 14:00   Victoria Baranov (University of Melbourne), Sonia R. Bhalotra (University of Essex and IZA), Pietro Biroli (University of Zurich and IZA), Joanna Maselko (University of North Carolina)
  "Maternal Depression, Parenting Behaviors and Child Development: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial"
14:00 - 14:45   Judith Saurer (CESifo), Christina Felfe (University of St. Gallen), Martin Kocher (University of Munich), Helmut Rainer (University of Munich), Thomas Siedler (University of Hamburg and IZA)
  "Immigration, Naturalization, and Discrimination: Combining a Natural Experiment with a Large-scale Trust Experiment in Schools"
14:45 - 15:15   Coffee Break
        Session C
15:15 - 16:00   Silke Anger (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA), Georg Camehl (DIW Berlin), Frauke Peter (DIW Berlin)
  "Involuntary Job Loss and Changes in Personality Traits"
16:00 - 16:45   Bart H.H. Golsteyn (Maastricht University and IZA), Ulf Zölitz (briq and IZA), Arjan Non (Maastricht University)
  "The Impact of Peer Personality on Educational Achievement"
16:45 - 21:30   Social Program and Dinner

Friday, May 19:

        Session D
09:15 - 10:00   Henry E. Siu (University of British Columbia), Guido Matias Cortes (University of Manchester), Nir Jaimovich (University of Southern California)
  "The "End of Men" and Rise of Women in the High-skilled Labor Market"
10:00 - 10:45   Tuomas Pekkarinen (VATT, Helsinki and IZA ), Markus Jokela (University of Helsinki), Matti Sarvimäki (Aalto University), Marko Terviö (Aalto University), Roope Uusitalo (University of Jyväskylä and IZA)
  "Secular Rise in Economically Valuable Personality Traits"
10:45 - 11:15   Coffee Break
        Session D continued
11:15 - 12:00   Krzysztof Karbownik (Northwestern University), David Autor (MIT and IZA), David N. Figlio (Northwestern University and IZA), Jeffrey Roth (University of Florida), Melanie Wasserman (MIT)
  "Family Disadvantage and the Gender Gap in Behavioral and Educational Outcomes"
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session E
13:30 - 14:15   Katja Maria Kaufmann (University of Mannheim and IZA), Matthias Messner (University of Cologne)
  "Birth Order Differences in Personality Traits: Existence, Origins and Long-run Consequences"
14:15 - 15:00   Sarah Flèche (CEP, London School of Economics)
  "Teacher Quality, Test Scores, Non-cognitive Skills: Evidence from Primary School Teachers in the UK"
15:00 - 15:45   Teodora Boneva (University College London and IZA), Christopher Rauh (University of Cambridge)
  "Motives for Educational Attainment"
15:45 - 16:15   Coffee Break
        Session F
16:15 - 17:00   Miriam Gensowski (University of Copenhagen and IZA), Steven G. Ludeke (University of Southern Denmark), Oliver P. John (University of California, Berkeley), Simon Calmar Andersen (Aarhus University)
  "The Development of Academic Under-Confidence – A National Assessment of Children and Adolescents"
17:00 - 17:45   Pia Pinger (University of Bonn, briq and IZA), Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA), Fabian Kosse (briq and IZA), Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch (University of Düsseldorf and IZA)
  "(In)Equality of Opportunity, Mentoring, and Critical Educational Decisions"