IZA/University of Sheffield/Econtribute Workshop: Evaluation of Labor Market Policies: New Data and New Approaches

Date:September 09, 2021 - September 10, 2021

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

The workshop is supported by the University of Sheffield, the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Bonn, the Cluster of Excellence Econtribute, and the Royal Economic Society.

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

Thursday, September 09:

14:00 - 14:15   Welcome

Opening Address by Tom Younger (Deputy Director Labor Market Analysis Division, Department for Work and Pensions, UK)
14:15 - 14:45   Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA), Barbara Hofmann (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Gesine Stephan (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Groningen and IZA)
  "Mandatory Integration Agreements for Unemployed Job Seekers: A Randomized Controlled Field Experiment in Germany"
14:45 - 15:15   Amelie Schiprowski (University of Bonn and IZA), Patrick Arni (University of Bristol and IZA), Valentin Stumpe (University of Bonn)
  "Job Search Autonomy"
15:15 - 15:45   Patrick Arni (University of Bristol and IZA), Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Groningen and IZA)
  "Uniformly or Not? How Migrant and Native Job Seekers React to Labor Market Policy Regimes"
15:45 - 16:00   Break
16:00 - 17:30   Presentations by Policy Makers and Roundtable Discussion
    Michael Stops (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Using Vacancy Data to Study Skills Dynamics"
    Anne Lauringson (OECD), Matija Vodopivec (OECD), Stewart Butler (OECD), Theodora Xenogiani (OECD and IZA)
  "Promoting the Use of Linked Administrative Data for Evidence-Based Labor Market Policy Design"
    Sara Flisi (European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)), Giulia Santangelo (European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC))
  "The Labor Market Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic in Europe"
17:30 - 18:30   Get-together at gather.town

Friday, September 10:

14:15 - 15:45   Roundtable Discussion: Academic Insights in the Political Arena
    With presentations by
Martin Kocher (Federal Minister for Labor, Austria)
Panos Tsakloglou (Deputy Minister of Social Insurance, Greece and IZA)

Participation in this roundtable discussion is by invitation only.
15:45 - 16:00   Break
16:00 - 16:30   Charles Bellemare (Université Laval and IZA), Natalia Kyui (Bank of Canada), Guy Lacroix (Université Laval and IZA)
  "Immigrants' Economic Performance and Selective Outmigration: Diverging Predictions from Survey and Administrative Data"
16:30 - 17:00   Michèle Belot (Cornell University and IZA), Bart de Koning (Maastricht University), Didier Fouarge (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA), Philipp Kircher (Cornell University and IZA), Paul Muller (VU Amsterdam and IZA), Sandra Phlippen (Erasmus Universithy Rotterdam)
  "Broaden Your Horizon: Stimulating Occupational Mobility among Unemployed Job Seekers"
17:00 - 17:30   Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA), Hélène Benghalem (University of Lausanne), Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva and IZA)
  "Advice vs Cognition: What Matters for Job Search?"
17:30       Concluding Remarks