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16th IZA & 3rd IZA/CREST Conference: 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 Groningen and IZA)
Date:September 30, 2021 - October 01, 2021

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

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+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, September 30:

14:00 - 14:30   Meet and Greet
        Session A: ALMP and Job Search
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
14:30 - 15:00   Sofie Cairo (Copenhagen Business School), Robert Mahlstedt (University of Copenhagen and IZA)
  "Screening, Deterrence or Both? Work Requirements and the Labor Market Outcomes of Welfare Recipients"
15:00 - 15:30   Analia Schlosser (Tel Aviv University and IZA), Yannay Shannan (Bar Ilan University)
  "Fostering Soft Skills in Active Labor Market Programs: Evidence from a Large-scale RCT"
15:30 - 16:00   Heike Vethaak (University of Leiden), Bas van der Klaauw (VU University Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute and CEPR)
  "Empirical Evaluation of Broader Job Search Requirements for Unemployed Workers"
16:00 - 16:15   Break
  Chair: Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA)
16:15 - 17:30   Patrick Kline (University of California, Berkeley and IZA), Evan K. Rose (University of California, Berkeley), Christopher R. Walters (University of Chicago)
  "Systemic Discrimination among Large U.S. Employers"
17:30 - 17:45   Break
        Session B: Methods
  Chair: Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (CREST)
17:45 - 18:15   Michela Bia (LISER), Martin Huber (University of Fribourg), Lukas Lafférs (Matej Bel University)
  "Double Machine Learning for Sample Selection Models"
18:15 - 18:45   Michael C. Knaus (University of St. Gallen and IZA), Phillip Heiler (Aarhus University)
  "Effect or Treatment Heterogeneity? Policy Evaluation with Aggregated and Disaggregated Treatments"
18:45 - 19:15   Isaac Opper (RAND Corporation), Matthew Baird (RAND Corporation), John Engberg (RAND Corporation)
  "Optimal Allocation of Seats in the Presence of Peer Effects: Evidence from a Job Training Program"
19:15 - 20:00   Get-Together

Friday, October 01:

14:30 - 15:00   Meet and Greet
        Session C: Workers and Firms
  Chair: Bruno Crépon (CREST and IZA)
15:00 - 15:30   Frank Schilbach (MIT), Supreet Kaur (University of California, Berkeley and IZA), Sendhil Mullainathan (University of Chicago and IZA), Suanna Oh (Paris School of Economics)
  "Do Financial Concerns Make Workers Less Productive?"
15:30 - 16:00   Nina Roussille (University of California, Berkeley), Simon Jäger (MIT and IZA), Chris Roth (University of Cologne), Benjamin Schoefer (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Worker Beliefs About Rents and Outside Options"
16:00 - 16:30   Pauline Carry (CREST), Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA), Franck Malherbet (CREST (ENSAE) and IZA), Pedro S. Martins (Nova School of Business and Economics and IZA)
  "Employment Effects of Restricting Fixed Term Contracts: Theory and Evidence"
16:30 - 16:45   Break
        Session D: Policies
  Chair: Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Groningen and IZA)
16:45 - 17:15   Jorge Luis García (Clemson University), Frederik H. Bennhoff (University of Zürich), Duncan Ermini Leaf (University of Southern California), James J. Heckman (University of Chicago and IZA)
  "The Dynastic Benefits of Early Childhood Education"
17:15 - 17:45   Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University and IZA), Johannes Geyer (DIW Berlin)
  "Fundamentally Reforming the Public DI System: Evidence from German Notch Cohorts"
17:45 - 18:15   Daphné Skandalis (University of Copenhagen and IZA), Ioana E. Marinescu (University of Pennsylvania and IZA), Maxim Massenkoff (Naval Postgraduate School)
  "Racial Inequality in the U.S. Unemployment Insurance System"
18:15 - 19:00   Get-Together