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IZA Workshop: Labor Productivity and the Digital Economy

Organizers: Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA), Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA), Eric Sommer (IZA)
Location:OECD, 2 Rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France
Date:October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


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

Monday, October 30:

09:15 - 09:45   Registration
09:45 - 10:00   Welcome
Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
        Session A: ICT and Structural Change
10:00 - 10:30   Terry Gregory (ZEW Mannheim), Melanie Arntz (ZEW Mannheim), Florian Lehmer (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Britta Matthes (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Ulrich Zierahn (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Technology and Jobs in the Fourth Industrial Revolution"
10:30 - 11:00   Luca Marcolin (OECD), Sébastien Miroudot (OECD), Mariagrazia Squicciarini (OECD)
  "Routine Jobs, Employment and Technological Innovation in Global Value Chains"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session B: The Changing Nature of Jobs
11:30 - 12:00   James R. Spletzer (U.S. Census Bureau and IZA), Katharine G. Abraham (University of Maryland and IZA), John C. Haltiwanger (University of Maryland and IZA), Kristin Sandusky (U.S. Census Bureau)
  "Measuring the Gig Economy: Current Knowledge and Open Issues"
12:00 - 12:30   Manuel Aepli (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training)
  "Occupational Task-Inputs and the Wage Structure"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Keynote I
13:30 - 14:30   John Fernald (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
  "The Pre-Great-Recession Slowdown in Productivity Growth."
14:30 - 15:00   Coffee Break
        Session C: Technology Adoption and Productivity
15:00 - 15:30   Richard Fabling (Independent Researcher), Arthur Grimes (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)
  "Picking up Speed: Does Ultrafast Broadband Increase Firm Productivity?"
15:30 - 16:00   Stijn Vanormelingen (KU Leuven), Emmanuel Dhyne (National Bank of Belgium), Joep Konings (KU Leuven), Jeroen Van den Bosch (KU Leuven)
  "ICT Investment and Productivity: A Firm Level Analysis"
16:00 - 16:30   Giorgio Presidente (OECD)
  "Labor Services At Will: Regulation of Dismissal and Investment in Industrial Robots"
19:00       Dinner

Tuesday, October 31:

        Session D: ICT and Labor Policies
09:30 - 10:00   Simon Janssen (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA), Jens Mohrenweiser (Bournemouth University)
  "The Long-lasting Effect of Technological Change on the Careers of Young Workers: Evidence from Changes of Mandatory Training Regulations"
10:00 - 10:30   Sabrina Genz (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Lutz Bellmann (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA), Britta Matthes (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Do German Works Councils Foster or Counter the Implementation of Digitalization Technologies? - First Evidence from the IAB-Establishment Panel"
10:30 - 11:00   Rita K. Almeida (World Bank and IZA), Carlos H.L. Corseuil (IPEA), Jennifer P. Poole (American University and IZA)
  "The Impact of Digital Technologies on Routine Tasks: Do Labor Policies Matter?"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session E: Behavioral Effects
11:30 - 12:00   Bo Cowgill (Columbia University)
  "Bias and Productivity in Humans and Algorithms: Theory and Evidence from Resume Screening"
12:00 - 12:30   Luca Stella (Bocconi University and IZA), Francesco C. Billari (Bocconi University), Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh and IZA)
  "Does Broadband Internet Affect Fertility?"
12:30 - 13:00   Patrick Kampkötter (University of Tübingen), Sebastian Butschek (University of Cologne), Dirk Sliwka (University of Cologne and IZA)
  "Paying Gig Workers"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
        Keynote II
14:00 - 15:00   Vili Lehdonvirta (University of Oxford)
  "The Rise of the Gig Economy and Its Potential Effects on Productivity"
        Session F: Job Quality
15:00 - 15:30   Duco de Vos (Delft University of Technology), Evert Meijers (Delft University of Technology), Maarten van Ham (Delft University of Technology and IZA)
  "Working from Home and the Willingness to Accept a Longer Commute"
15:30 - 16:00   Agni Dikaiou (University of Surrey), Michela Vecchi (Middlesex University London), Tim Jackson (University of Surrey)
  "Industrial Labour Productivity and ICT Intensity as Determinants of Individual Job Satisfaction"
16:00 - 16:30   Andrea Salvatori (OECD and IZA), Seetha Menon (European University Institute), Wouter Zwysen (University of Essex)
  "The Effect of Computer Use on Job Quality: Evidence from the European Working Conditions Survey"
16:30 - 16:45   Closing Remarks