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6th Joint IZA/IFAU Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

Organizers: Sinem H. Ayhan (IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Erik Mellander (IFAU), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol, IFAU and IZA ), Ulrika Vikman (IFAU), Johan Vikström (IFAU)
Location:Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Date:October 06, 2016 - October 07, 2016

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


Thursday, October 06:

08:30 - 09:10   Registration
09:10 - 09:15   Introduction
Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol, IFAU and IZA)
        Session A: Active Labor Market Policies
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
09:15 - 09:50   Nynke De Groot (Free University Amsterdam), Bas van der Klaauw (VU Amsterdam and IZA)
  "A Randomized Experiment on Improving Job Search Skills of Older Unemployed Workers"
09:50 - 10:25   Matz Dahlberg (Uppsala University and IFAU), Eva Mörk (Uppsala University and IZA), Ulrika Vikman (IFAU), Ingeborg Waernbaum (Umeå University and IFAU)
  "Evaluating Programs for Social Assistance Recipients: Controlling for Confounding Using Survey and Register Data"
10:25 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session B: Policy Evaluation
  Chair: Erik Mellander (IFAU)
11:00 - 11:35   Elke J. Jahn (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA), Michael Rosholm (Aarhus University and IZA)
  "The Cyclicality of the Stepping Stone Effect of Temporary Agency Employment"
11:35 - 12:10   Eva Van Belle (Ghent University), Bart Cockx (Ghent University and IZA)
  "Waiting Longer Before Claiming, and Activating Youth. No Point?"
12:10 - 12:45   Amelie Schiprowski (IZA)
  "Do Caseworkers Reduce Unemployment? Evidence from Unexpected Work Absences"
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
        Keynote Speech
  Chair: Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol, IFAU and IZA )
14:00 - 15:30   Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and IZA)
  "What Have We Learned from Using Experiments as Benchmarks?"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session C: Health and Welfare Related Policies
  Chair: Johan Vikström (IFAU)
16:00 - 16:35   Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University and IZA), Stefan Pichler (ETH Zurich)
  "The Pros and Cons of Sick Pay Schemes: Testing for Contagious Presenteeism and Shirking Behavior"
16:35 - 17:10   Xuan Chen (Renmin University of China), Carlos A. Flores (California Polytechnic State University), Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse University and IZA)
  "Bounds on Average Treatment Effects with an Invalid Instrument: An Application to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment"
17:10 - 17:45   Anne C. Gielen (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA), Gordon B. Dahl (University of California, San Diego and IZA)
  "Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, October 07:

        Session D: Experimental Studies I
  Chair: Ulrika Vikman (IFAU)
09:20 - 09:55   Lionel Cottier (University of Lausanne), Pierre Kempeneers (University of Geneva), Yves Fluckiger (University of Geneva), Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA)
  "Does Outsourcing Job Search Assistance Help Job Seekers Find and Keep Jobs?"
09:55 - 10:30   Nadine Ketel (University of Gothenburg and IZA), Jonneke Bolhaar (VU University Amsterdam), Bas van der Klaauw (VU University Amsterdam and IZA)
  "Restricting caseworker's discretion, evidence from a field experiment"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session D: Experimental Studies II
  Chair: Sinem H. Ayhan (IZA)
11:00 - 11:35   Vittorio Bassi (University College London), Aisha Nansamba (BRAC Liberia)
  "Information Frictions in the Labor Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda"
11:35 - 12:10   Paul Muller (University of Gothenburg), Michele Belot (University of Edinburgh and IZA), Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh)
  "Providing Advice to Job Seekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on On-Line Advice"
12:10 - 13:10   Lunch
        Session E: Minimum Wages I
  Chair: Erik Mellander (IFAU)
13:10 - 13:45   Attila Lindner (University College London and IZA), Peter Harasztosi (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)
  "Who Pays for the Minimum Wage?"
13:45 - 14:20   Hanna Frings (RWI), Ronald Bachmann (RWI and IZA)
  "Monopsonistic Competition, Low-wage Labor Markets, and Minimum Wages - An Empirical Analysis"
14:20 - 14:45   Coffee Break
        Session E: Minimum Wages II
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
14:45 - 15:20   Tobias Renkin (University of Zurich), Claire Montialoux (University of California, Berkeley), Michael Siegenthaler (ETH Zurich)
  "The Pass-through of Minimum Wages into US Retail Prices: Evidence from Supermarket Scanner Data"
15:20 - 15:55   Mario Bossler (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Hans-Dieter Gerner (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Employment Effects of the New German Minimum Wage: Evidence from Establishment-level Micro Data"
15:55 - 16:00   Final Remarks