15th IZA & 2nd IZA/CREST Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Bruno Crépon (CREST and IZA), Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (CREST), Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 24, 2019 - October 25, 2019

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


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

Thursday, October 24:

09:30 - 10:00   Registration
10:00 - 10:05   Welcome and Introduction
Marco Caliendo
(University of Potsdam and IZA)
Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA)
        Session A: Methods I
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
10:05 - 10:40   Martin Huber (University of Fribourg), Mark Schelker (University of Fribourg), Anthony Strittmatter (University of St. Gallen)
  "Direct and Indirect Effects Based on Changes-in-Changes"
10:40 - 11:15   Pedro H. C. Sant'Anna (Vanderbilt University), Brantly Callaway (University of Mississippi)
  "Difference-in-Differences with Multiple Time Periods"
11:15 - 11:35   Coffee Break
        Session B: Unemployment Insurance and Early Retirement Reforms
  Chair: Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA)
11:35 - 12:10   Stefano Lombardi (Uppsala University and IZA)
  "Threat Effects of Monitoring and Unemployment Insurance Sanctions: Evidence from Two Reforms"
12:10 - 12:45   Regina T. Riphahn (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA), Rebecca Schrader (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  "Labor Market Effects of Early Retirement Reforms"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:30   Keynote Speech
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
    Anders Kock (University of Oxford), David Preinserstorfer (ECARES), Bezirgen Veliyev (Aarhus University)
  "Functional Sequential Treatment Allocation"
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
        Session C: Minimum Wages and Entrepreneurship Training
  Chair: Regina T. Riphahn (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA)
15:50 - 16:25   Weilong Zhang (University of Cambridge)
  "Distributional Effects of Local Minimum Wage Hikes: A Spatial Job Search Approach"
16:25 - 17:00   Robert Santillano (Mathematica), Robert Fairlie (University of California, Santa Cruz and IZA), Heinrich Hock (Mathematica)
  "Effectiveness of Personalized Entrepreneurship Training and Microgrants"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, October 25:

        Session D: Methods II
  Chair: Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA)
09:30 - 10:05   Antonio Dalla-Zuanna (Institute for Fiscal Study and Norwegian School of Economics), Kai Liu (University of Cambridge and IZA)
  "Understanding Program Complementarities: Estimating the Dynamic Effects of a Training Program with Multiple Alternatives"
10:05 - 10:40   Anthony Strittmatter (University of St. Gallen)
  "What Is the Value Added by Using Causal Machine Learning Methods in a Welfare Experiment Evaluation?"
10:40 - 11:15   Otávio Bartalotti (Iowa State University and IZA), Desire Kedagni (Iowa State University), Vitor Possebom (Yale University)
  "Identifying Marginal Treatment Effects in the Presence of Sample Selection"
11:15 - 11:35   Coffee Break
        Session E: Health I
  Chair: Martin Huber (University of Fribourg)
11:35 - 12:10   Daniel M Bennett (University of Southern California), Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
  "The Labor Market Impact of Mental Health Care in India"
12:10 - 12:45   Zoe McLaren (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Jacob Bor (Boston University ), Frank Tanser (Africa Centre), Till Bärnighausen (Harvard University)
  "Economic Stimulus from Public Health Programs: Externalities from Mass AIDS Treatment Provision in South Africa"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session F: Health II
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
14:00 - 14:35   Anna Godøy (University of California, Berkeley), William H. Dow (University of California, Berkeley), Christopher Lowenstein (University of California, Berkley), Michael Reich (University of California, Berkley)
  "Can Economic Policies Reduce Deaths of Despair"
14:35 - 15:10   Simon Bensnes (Statistics Norway), Ingrid Huitfeldt (Statistics Norway), Edwin Leuven (University of Oslo)
  "Fertility and Labor Supply"
15:10       Final Remarks and Farewell Coffee