IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop on Labor Market Institutions

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:September 06, 2019 - September 07, 2019

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentations: 45 min +++ discussions: 15 min +++

Friday, September 06:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
        Session 1: Labor Market Reforms and Unemployment - The German Case
09:00 - 10:00   Andrey Launov (University of Kent and IZA), Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex and IZA), Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA)
  "The Fall in German Unemployment: A Flow Analysis"
10:00 - 11:00   Christian Merkl (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA), Brigitte Hochmuth (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Britta Kohlbrecher (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Hermann Gartner (IAB)
  "Hartz IV and the Decline of German Unemployment: A Macroeconomic Evaluation"
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
        Session 2: Employment Protection and Labor Market Dualism
11:15 - 12:15   Massimiliano Bratti (University of Milan and IZA), Maurizio Conti (University of Genoa), Giovanni Sulis (University of Cagliari and IZA)
  "Employment Protection and Firm-provided Training: Quasi-experimental Evidence from a Labor Market Reform"
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session 3: Unemployment Insurance
13:30 - 14:30   Andrea Albanese (LISER and IZA), Matteo Picchio (Marche Polytechnic University and IZA), Corinna Ghirelli (Bank of Spain)
  "Timed to Say Goodbye: Does Unemployment Benefit Eligibility Affect Worker Layoffs?"
14:30 - 15:30   Matthew Gudgeon (United States Military Academy), Johannes Schmieder (Boston University and IZA), Simon Trenkle (IAB), Han Ye (University of Mannheim and IZA)
  "The Labor Supply Effects of Unemployment Insurance for Older Workers"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00   Pauline Leung (Cornell University), David S. Lee (Princeton University), Christopher J. O'Leary (Upjohn Institute), Zhuan Pei (Cornell University and IZA), Simon Quach (Princeton University)
  "Are Sufficient Statistics Necessary? Nonparametric Measurement of Deadweight Loss from Unemployment Insurance"
17:00 - 18:00   Cecilia Machado (Fundação Getúlio Vargas and IZA), Marcelo Ferreira (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)
  "Unemployment Inflow and Sufficient Statistics for Welfare Analysis of Unemployment Insurance"
19:15       Dinner

Saturday, September 07:

        Session 4: Collective Bargaining and Workers Representation
08:30 - 09:30   Effrosyni Adamopoulou (University of Mannheim and IZA), Ernesto Villanueva (Bank of Spain)
  "The Bite of Collective Contracts in Italy and Spain: Evidence from the Metalworking Industry"
09:30 - 10:30   Bernardo Fanfani (University of Turin)
  "The Employment Effects of Collective Bargaining"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00   Simon Jäger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IZA), Benjamin Schoefer (University of California, Berkeley), Joerg Heining (IAB)
  "Labor in the Boardroom"
12:00 - 13:00   Daria Vigani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Claudio Lucifora (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and IZA)
  "Losing control? The Effects of "Pirate" Collective Agreements on Wages"
13:00 - 14:15   Lunch
        Session 5: Employment Contracts and Human Capital Investments
14:15 - 15:15   Inhyuk Choi (Pennsylvania State University)
  "A Temporary Job Trap: Labor Market Dualism and Human Capital Accumulation"
15:15 - 16:15   Daniela Sonedda (University of Piemonte Orientale), Agata Maida (University of Milan)
  "Getting Out of the Starting Gate on the Right Foot: Employment Effects of Investment in Human Capital"