4th IDSC of IZA Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online - New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and Practice

Organizers: Peter J. Kuhn (UC Santa Barbara and IZA), Nikos Askitas (IZA)
Date:October 08, 2021 - October 09, 2021

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

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+++ keynote: 40 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++
+++ presentation: 15 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++

Friday, October 08:

14:40 - 15:00   Meet and Greet
15:00 - 15:10   Welcoming Remarks

Peter J. Kuhn (UC Santa Barbara and IZA)
Nikos Askitas (IZA)
15:10 - 16:00   Keynote 1
  Chair: Nikos Askitas (IZA)
    Lisa B. Kahn (University of Rochester and IZA)
  "Searching, Recalls and Tightness in the COVID Labor Market"
16:00 - 16:20   Break
        Session A: Search and Recruiting
  Chair: Peter J. Kuhn (UC Santa Barbara and IZA)
16:20 - 16:40   Aaron Sojourner (University of Minnesota and IZA), Jason Sockin (University of Pennsylvania), Evan Starr (University of Maryland)
  "Externalities from Silence: Non-disclosure Agreements Distort Firm Reputation"
16:40 - 17:00   Benjamin Scuderi (UC Berkeley), Nina Roussille (UC Berkeley)
  "Revealed Preference Job Ladders"
17:00 - 17:20   Bruno Crépon (CREST and IZA), Victor Alfonso Naya (LISN), Guillaume Bied (CREST), Philippe Caillou (LISN), Christophe Gaillac (CREST), Elia Pérennes (CREST), Michèle Sebag (LISN)
  "Designing Labor Market Recommender Systems: The Importance of Job Seeker Preferences and Competition"
17:20 - 17:40   Giulia Giupponi (Bocconi University and IZA), Thomas Le Barbanchon (Bocconi University and IZA), Attila Lindner (University College London and IZA), Fabien Postel-Vinay (University College London and IZA)
  "Wage Posting or Wage Bargaining?"
17:40 - 18:10   Break
18:10 - 19:00   Keynote 2
  Chair: Nikos Askitas (IZA)
    Laura Katherine Gee (Tufts University and IZA), Amanda Agan (Rutgers University), Bo Cowgill (Columbia Business School)
  "Salary History and Employer Demand: Evidence from a Two-Sided Audit"

Saturday, October 09:

14:40 - 15:00   Meet and Greet (in breakout rooms)
15:00 - 15:50   Keynote 3
  Chair: Peter J. Kuhn (UC Santa Barbara and IZA)
    Danielle Li (MIT Sloan School of Management)
  "Hiring as Exploration"
15:50 - 16:10   Break
        Session B: Evidence from Vacancy Postings
  Chair: Nikos Askitas (IZA)
16:10 - 16:30   Brenda Samaniego de la Parra (UC Santa Cruz), Ke Amy Ma (UC Santa Cruz)
  "Labor Market Tightness, Recruitment and Search Behavior"
16:30 - 16:50   Fabrizio Colella (University of Lausanne)
  "The Effect of Trade on Skill Requirements: Evidence from Job Postings"
16:50 - 17:10   Sarah Bana (UC Santa Barbara), Erik Brynjolfsson (National Bureau of Economic Research, USA), Daniel Rock (University of Pennsylvania), Sebastian Steffen (MIT Sloan School of Management)
  "Job2vec: Using Language Models to Understand Wage Premia"
17:10 - 17:30   Giuseppe Grasso (University of Luxembourg, LISER), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
  "The Impact of Restricting Fixed-term Contracts on Labor and Skill Demand: Evidence from Italian Online Job Vacancy Data"
17:30 - 18:00   Break
        Session C: Search Behavior
  Chair: Peter J. Kuhn (UC Santa Barbara and IZA)
18:00 - 18:20   David Ong (Jinan University), Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia University), Yu Alan Yang (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Junsen Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong and IZA)
  "Marrying Up: Field Experimental and Household Survey Evidence of Competitive Search for a Taller and Richer Spouse"
18:20 - 18:40   Ingrid Haegele (UC Berkeley)
  "The Broken Rung: Gender and the Leadership Gap"
18:40 - 19:00   Jason Sockin (University of Pennsylvania), Paolo Martellini (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Todd Schoellman (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
  "Does Alma Mater Matter? A Global Look at University Quality"
19:00 - 19:20   Lena Hensvik (Uppsala University), Thomas Le Barbanchon (Bocconi University and IZA), Roland Rathelot (University of Warwick)
  "Do Algorithmic Job Recommendations Improve Search and Matching? Evidence from a Large-scale Randomised Field Experiment in Sweden"