IZA - Conference Program


13th IZA Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Sinem H. Ayhan (IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 05, 2017 - October 06, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 25 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, October 05:

09:30 - 10:00   Registration
10:00 - 10:05   Introduction
Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
        Session A: Minimum Wages
  Chair: Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
10:05 - 10:40   Grace Lordan (London School of Economics and IZA), David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
  "People Versus Machines: Minimum Wages and Labor Reallocation Towards Automatable Jobs"
10:40 - 11:15   Chelsea Crain (University of Iowa)
  "Effects of a Minimum Wage Increase on Restaurants: Price Pass-Through, Quality Changes, and Border Effects"
11:15 - 11:35   Coffee Break
        Session B: Experimental Studies
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
11:35 - 12:10   Bastien Michel (Aarhus University), Ghada Barsoum (American University of Cairo), Bruno Crepon (CREST and IZA), Drew Gardiner (ILO), William Pariente (Université Catholique de Louvain)
  "Evaluating the Effects of Entrepreneurship Edutainment in Egypt"
12:10 - 12:45   Carlos Lamarche (University of Kentucky and IZA), Robert P. Hartley (University of Kentucky)
  "Behavioral Responses and Welfare Reform: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session C: Health Economics
  Chair: Sinem H. Ayhan (IZA)
14:00 - 14:35   Chiara Ardito (University of Turin), Roberto Leombruni (University of Turin), David Blane (University College London), Angelo D’Errico (Local Health Unit ASL TO3)
  "To Work or Not to Work? The Effect of Higher Pension Age on Cardiovascular Health"
14:35 - 15:10   D. Mark Anderson (Montana State University and IZA), Ryan Brown (University of Colorado Denver), Kerwin K. Charles (University of Chicago), Daniel I. Rees (University of Colorado Denver and IZA)
  "The Effect of Occupational Licensing on Consumer Welfare: Early Midwifery Laws and Maternal Mortality"
15:10 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Keynote Speech
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
15:30 - 17:00   Imran Rasul (University College London and IZA)
  "Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda"
19:00       Dinner at Restaurant "Em Höttche", Markt 4, Bonn

Friday, October 06:

        Session D: Active Labor Market Policies
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
09:30 - 10:05   German Blanco (Illinois State University), Xuan Chen (Renmin University of China), Carlos A. Flores (California Polytechnic State University), Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse University and IZA)
  "Bounding Average and Quantile Effects of Training on Employment and Unemployment Durations under Selection, Censoring, and Noncompliance"
10:05 - 10:40   Michela Bia (LISER), Alessandra Mattei (University of Florence), Andrea Mercatanti (LISER)
  "Assessing Causal Effects in a Longitudinal Observational Study with “Truncated” Outcomes Due to Unemployment and Nonignorable Missing Data"
10:40 - 11:15   Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse University and IZA), German Blanco (Illinois State University)
  "Does Youth Training Lead to Better Job Quality? Evidence from Job Corps"
11:15 - 11:35   Coffee Break
        Session E: Unemployment Benefits
  Chair: Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
11:35 - 12:10   Donal O'Neill (National University of Ireland, Maynooth and IZA), Aedin Doris (National University of Ireland, Maynooth ), Olive Sweetman (National University of Ireland, Maynooth )
  "Does Reducing Unemployment Benefits During a Recession Reduce Youth Unemployment? Evidence from a 50% Cut in Unemployment Assistance"
12:10 - 12:45   Patrick Arni (University of Bristol and IZA)
  "What Drives Wage Effects of Unemployment Benefits? Evidence from Natural Experiments and Reservation Wage Data"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session F: Policy Evaluation
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
14:00 - 14:35   Malgorzata Kozlowska (University of Rome Tor Vergata )
  "Lifetime Income Inequality: Quantile Treatment Effect of Retirement on the Distribution of Lifetime Income"
14:35 - 15:10   Giulia Giupponi (London School of Economics), Camille Landais (London School of Economics and IZA)
  "Employment Effects and Welfare Consequences of Short-time Work Programs"
15:10 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Session F: Policy Evaluation - continued -
  Chair: Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
15:30 - 16:05   Stefano Lombardi (Uppsala University), Oskar Norström Skans (Uppsala University and IZA), Johan Vikström (IFAU)
  "Targeted Wage Subsidies and Firm Performance"
16:05 - 16:40   Michael C. Knaus (University of St. Gallen), Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen and IZA), Anthony Strittmatter (University of St. Gallen)
  "Heterogeneous Employment Effects of Job Search Programmes: A Machine Learning Approach"
16:40 - 16:45   Final Remarks