IZA - Conference Program


Fifth IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists

Organizers: Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:May 18, 2006 - May 21, 2006

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presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes

Thursday, May 18:

15:00       Session I: Spillovers and Interactions
  Chair: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
15:00 - 15:40   Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley and IZA*)), Alex Mas (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Productivity Spillovers in the Workplace"
15:40 - 16:20   Shqiponja Telhaj (London School of Economics*)), Stephen Gibbons (London School of Economics)
  "Peer Effect and Pupil Attainment: Evidence from Secondary School Transition"
16:20 - 16:50   Coffee Break
16:50 - 17:30   Mari Rege (University of Stavanger*)), Kjetil Telle (Statistics Norway), Mark Votruba (Case Western Reserve University)
  "Social Interaction and Disability Pension Participation: Evidence from Plant Downsizing"
17:30 - 18:10   Bas ter Weel (SEO Amsterdam and IZA*)), Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA), Bruce A. Weinberg (Ohio State University and IZA)
  "Interpersonal Styles and Labor Market Outcomes"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, May 19:

08:30       Session II: Unemployment and Participation
  Chair: Hilmar Schneider (University of Luxembourg and IZA)
08:30 - 09:10   Duncan McVicar (Queen's University Belfast and IZA*))
  "I'll (not) be watching you: does job search monitoring intensity affect unemployment?"
09:10 - 09:50   David M. Blau (Ohio State University and IZA*)), Ryan Goodstein (University of North Carolina)
  "Why is the Labor Force Participation Rate of Older Men Rising in the United States?"
09:50 - 10:30   Francis Green (Institute of Education, University of London*)), Andy Dickerson (University of Warwick)
  "How Should We Measure the Fear of Job Loss?"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00       Session III: Employment and Training Programs
  Chair: Lawrence M. Kahn (Cornell University and IZA)
11:00 - 11:40   Giovanni Pica (USI Università della Svizzera Italiana*)), Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA)
  "Effects of Employment Protection Legislation on Wages: A Regression Discontinuity Approach"
11:40 - 12:20   Sarah Hamersma (University of Florida*))
  "Why Don’t Eligible Firms Claim Hiring Subsidies? The Role of Job Duration"
12:20 - 13:00   Hilmar Schneider (University of Luxembourg and IZA*))
  "The Impact of Labor Market Reform on the Effectiveness of Training Programs in Germany"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30       Session IV: What's Going on at Home?
  Chair: Francine D. Blau (Cornell University and IZA)
14:30 - 15:10   Uta Schönberg (University College London and IZA*))
  "Maternity Leave, Female Labor Supply and the Family Wage Gap"
15:10 - 15:50   Gerald Oettinger (University of Texas at Austin*))
  "The Growth in Home-Based Wage and Salary Employment in the United States, 1980-2000: How Much and Why?"
15:50 - 16:30   Almudena Sevilla (London School of Economics and IZA*)), Cristina Fernandez (IESE Business School)
  "Imperfect Commitment and Inefficient Household Time Allocation"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00       Session V: Incentives for Mobility
  Chair: Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA)
17:00 - 17:40   Brahim Boudarbat (University of Montreal and IZA*)), Claude Montmarquette (University of Montreal and CIRANO)
  "Choice of University Fields of Study"
17:40 - 18:20   Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA*)), Armin Falk (IZA), David Huffman (IZA)
  "Do I have what it takes? The Consequences of Uncertainty about One's Self for Search"
18:20 - 19:00   David A. Jaeger (University of St. Andrews and IZA*)), Holger Bonin (IZA), Thomas Dohmen (IZA), Armin Falk (IZA and University of Bonn), David Huffman (IZA), Uwe Sunde (IZA)
  "Direct Evidence on Risk Attitudes and Migration"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, May 20:

08:30       Session VI: Schools
  Chair: David A. Jaeger (University of St. Andrews and IZA)
09:10 - 09:50   Richard Akresh (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and IZA*))
  "School Enrollment Impacts of Non-traditional Household Structure"
09:50 - 10:30   Stephen Gibbons (London School of Economics and IZA*)), Olmo Silva (Centre for Economic Performance, LSE)
  "Faith primary schools: better schools or better pupils?"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00       Session VII: Market Effects
  Chair: Bas ter Weel (SEO Amsterdam and IZA)
11:00 - 11:40   Caitlin Knowles Myers (Middlebury College and IZA*))
  "Discrimination as a Competitive Device: The Case of Local Television News"
11:40 - 12:20   Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich and IZA*)), Rafael Lalive (University of Zurich), Oliver Ruf (University of Zurich)
  "Do wages compensate for accident risk? Evidence from matched firm-worker data"
12:20 - 13:00   Manuela Angelucci (University of Texas at Austin and IZA*)), Giacomo De Giorgi (University College London)
  "Indirect effects of an aid program: the case of progresa and consumption"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30       Session VIII: Careers
  Chair: Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA)
14:30 - 15:10   Alexander K. Koch (Aarhus University and IZA*)), Albrecht Morgenstern (Federal Ministry of Finance and IZA), Philippe Raab (Allianz Versicherungs-AG and IZA)
  "An experimental test of career concerns"
15:10 - 15:50   Paul Oyer (Stanford University and IZA*))
  "The Making of an Investment Banker: How Stock Returns While MBAs are in School Affect Job Placement and Long-Term Wealth"
19:00       Conference Dinner

Sunday, May 21:

        Departure after Breakfast

*) current affiliation