14th IZA & 1st IZA/CREST/OECD Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Stéphane Carcillo (OECD and IZA), Bruno Crépon (CREST and IZA), Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (CREST), Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA), Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
Location:OECD, Paris, France
Date:October 11, 2018 - October 12, 2018

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


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

Thursday, October 11:

09:30 - 10:00   Registration
10:00 - 10:05   Welcome and Introduction
Stéphane Carcillo
(Head of the Jobs & Income Division, OECD and IZA)
Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
        Session A: Labor Market Reforms
  Chair: Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA)
10:05 - 10:40   Gabriela Galassi (Bank of Canada and IZA)
  "Labor Demand Response to Labor Supply Incentives: Evidence from the German Mini-Job Reform"
10:40 - 11:15   Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA), Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex and IZA), Andrey Launov (University of Kent and IZA)
  "The Fall in German Unemployment: A Flow Analysis"
11:15 - 11:35   Coffee Break
        Session B: Unemployment Insurance
  Chair: Bruno Crépon (CREST and IZA)
11:35 - 12:10   Francois Fontaine (Paris School of Economics and IZA), Andreas Kettemann (University of Zurich)
  "Quasi-experimental Evidence on Take-up and the Value of Unemployment Insurance"
12:10 - 12:45   Samuel Young (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Simon Jäger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IZA), Benjamin Schoefer (University of California, Berkeley), Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Wages and the Value of Nonemployment"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:30   Keynote Speech
  Chair: Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (CREST)
    Matias Cattaneo (University of Michigan), Michael Jansson (University of California, Berkeley), Xinwei Ma (University of Michigan)
  "Two-step Estimation and Inference with Possibly Many Included Covariates"
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
        Session C: Employment Protection and Training Programs
  Chair: Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (CREST)
15:50 - 16:25   Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA), Franck Malherbet (ENSAE, CREST and IZA), Julien Prat (CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
  "The Detrimental Effect of Job Protection on Employment: Evidence from France"
16:25 - 17:00   Pietro Garibaldi (University of Turin and IZA), Tito Boeri (Bocconi University and IZA)
  "Graded Security and Labor Market Mobility: Clean Evidence from the Italian Jobs Act"
17:00 - 17:35   Fernando Saltiel (University of Maryland at College Park), Sergio Urzua (University of Maryland at College Park and IZA), Jorge Rodriguez (University of Chicago)
  "Dynamic Treatment Effects of Job Training"
19:00       Dinner (by Invitation only)

Friday, October 12:

        Session D: Job Search Assistance
  Chair: Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA)
09:30 - 10:05   Roland Rathelot (University of Warwick), Philippe Zamora (French Ministry of Labour), Thomas Le Barbanchon (Bocconi University and IZA), Helene Naegele (DIW), Bruno Crepon (CREST and IZA)
  "Are Job Search Assistance Programs always Zero-sum Games?"
10:05 - 10:40   Johan Vikström (IFAU), Maria Cheung (Swedish Public Employment Service), Johan Egebark (Swedish Public Employment Service), Anders Forslund (IFAU), Lisa Laun (IFAU), Magnus Rödin (Swedish Public Employment Service)
  "Job Search Assistance and Displacement Effects: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment"
10:40 - 11:15   Paolo Falco (OECD), Girum Abebe (Ethiopian Development Research Institute), Stefano Caria (University of Oxford), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University and IZA), Simon Franklin (London School of Economics), Simon Quinn (University of Oxford)
  "Anonymity or Distance? Job Search and Labor Market Exclusion in a Growing African City"
11:15 - 11:35   Coffee Break
        Session E: Treatment Effects
  Chair: Stéphane Carcillo (OECD and IZA)
11:35 - 12:10   Jérémy L'Hour (ENSAE ParisTech), Alberto Abadie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IZA)
  "A Penalized Synthetic Control Estimator for Disaggregated Data"
12:10 - 12:45   Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (CREST), Clément de Chaisemartin (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  "Two-way Fixed Effects Estimators with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session F: Policy Issues
  Chair: Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
14:00 - 14:35   Sara Heller (University of Michigan), Jonathan Davis (University of Chicago)
  "Rethinking the Benefits of Youth Employment Programs: The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs"
14:35 - 15:10   Enrica Maria Martino (INED, France), Edoardo Di Porto (University of Naples, CSEF), Paolo Naticchioni (University of Roma 3 and IZA)
  "Back to Black? The Impact of Regularizing Undocumented Migrant Workers"
15:10       Final Remarks and Farewell Coffee