4th IZA/DFID GLM-LIC Research Conference: New Research on Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries

Organizers: Ahmed Elsayed (IZA), David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
Location:University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Room: 1430, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, USA
Date:September 28, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 25 minutes +++ discussion: 5 minutes +++

Friday, September 28:

08:45 - 08:55   Registration
08:55 - 09:00   Welcome Remarks
David Lam
(University of Michigan and IZA)
Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
        Session A:
  Chair: Achyuta Adhvaryu (University of Michigan)
09:00 - 09:30   Lawrence Edwards (University of Cape Town and IZA)
  "Matched Employee-Employer Panel-Data for Labor Market Analysis in Zimbabwe"
09:30 - 10:00   Isaac M. Mbiti (University of Virginia and IZA)
  "Start-Up Capital for Youth"
10:00 - 10:30   Samuel Asher (World Bank), Paul Novosad (Dartmouth College), Charlie Rafkin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  "Intergenerational Mobility in India: Estimates from New Methods and Administrative Data"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00   Keynote Lecture
  Chair: Hoyt Bleakley (University of Michigan)
    Erica Field (Duke University and IZA)
  "The Impact of Labor Market Interventions on Social Norms of Female Employment"
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
        Session B:
  Chair: Dean Yang (University of Michigan and IZA)
13:00 - 13:30   Pamela Jakiela (University of Maryland and IZA)
  "A Firm of One's Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice"
13:30 - 14:00   Kate Vyborny (Duke University), Erica Field (Duke University and IZA), Rob Garlick (Duke Unversity)
  "Is Discouragement Efficient? Search and the Returns to Search for Marginal Labor Force Participants"
14:00 - 14:30   Robert Garlick (Duke University), Erica Field (Duke University and IZA), Kate Vyborny (Duke University)
  "Skills Demand and Investment in a Labor Market with Information Frictions"
14:30 - 15:00   Simon Franklin (London School of Economics), Girum Abebe (Ethiopian Development Research Institute), Gharad Bryan (London School of Economics)
  "Urban Density and Labor Markets: Evaluating Slum Redevelopment in Addis Ababa"
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Session C:
  Chair: Lauren Bergquist (University of Michigan)
15:30 - 16:00   Caroline Krafft (St. Catherine University), Ragui Assaad (University of Minnesota and IZA)
  "Advancing Data Capacity for Policy Innovation in Sudan: Labor Market Panel Survey 2019"
16:00 - 16:30   Asadul Islam (Monash University), Gary S. Fields (Cornell University and IZA), Ummul Ruthbah (University of Dhaka), Margaret Triyana (University of Notre Dame)
  "Training, Financing and Matching between Workers and Firms: Evidence from Bangladesh"
16:30 - 17:00   Todd Pugatch (Oregon State University and IZA), Moussa Blimpo (World Bank)
  "Entrepreneurship Education and Teacher Training in Rwanda"
18:00       Dinner

Saturday, September 29:

        Session D:
  Chair: Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
09:30 - 10:00   Catia Batista (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and IZA), Pedro C. Vicente (Universidade Nova de Lisboa )
  "Is Mobile Money Changing Rural Africa? Evidence from a Field Experiment"
10:00 - 10:30   Ana C. Dammert (Carleton University and IZA)
  "Child Labor Measurement in Agricultural Households: Seasonality, Proxy Respondent and Gender Information Gaps in Ethiopia"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session E :
  Chair: David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
11:00 - 11:30   Hamna Ahmed (Lahore School of Economics), Mahreen Mahmud (University of Oxford), Farah Said (Lahore School of Economics), Zunia Saif Tirmazee (Lahore School of Economics)
  "Overcoming Constraints to Female Labor Force Entry"
11:30 - 12:00   Nkechi S. Owoo (University of Ghana), Abena Oduro (University of Ghana), Monica L. Quayefio (University of Ghana)
  "Examining the Implications for Household Division of Labor and Women’s Welfare Outcomes in Ghana"
12:00 - 12:10   Closing Remarks
David Lam
(University of Michigan and IZA)
Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
12:10 - 13:00   Lunch