IZA - Conference Program


Sixth IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists

Organizers: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:June 21, 2007 - June 24, 2007

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presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes

Thursday, June 21:

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
15:00       Session I: Demand, Supply and Wages
  Chair: Michael L. Bognanno (Temple University and IZA)
15:00 - 15:40   Jeff Frank (University of London*)), Alison L. Booth (Australian National University, University of Essex and IZA)
  "Marriage, Partnership, Cohabitation and Sexual Orientation: What Males Gain a Wage Premium?"
15:40 - 16:20   Alessandra Fogli (New York University*)), Laura Veldkamp (New York University)
  "Nature or Nurture? Learning and Female Labor Force Dynamics"
16:20 - 16:50   Coffee Break
16:50 - 17:30   Francesca Mazzolari (Centro Studi Confindustria*)), Giuseppe Ragusa (University of California Irvine)
  "Spillovers from High-Skill Consumption to Low-Skill Labor Markets"
17:30 - 18:10   Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam and IZA*))
  "A Risk Augmented Mincer Earnings equation? Taking stock"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, June 22:

09:00       Session II: Experiments
  Chair: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg and IZA)
09:00 - 09:40   Wendelin Schnedler (University of Paderborn and IZA*)), Radovan Vadovic (ITAM, Mexico City)
  "Guilt-averse agents and the costs of control"
09:40 - 10:20   Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA*)), Armin Falk (University of Bonn and IZA), David Huffman (IZA), Uwe Sunde (IZA)
  "Are Risk Aversion and Impatience Related to Cognitive Ability?"
10:20 - 11:00   Doris Weichselbaumer (University of Linz and IZA*)), Christiane Schwieren (University of Heidelberg)
  "Behavioural effects of competition: The case of cheating"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30       Session III: Education
  Chair: Paul Chen (Australian National University)
11:30 - 12:10   Analia Schlosser (Tel Aviv University and IZA*)), Victor Lavy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  "Mechanisms and Impacts of Gender Peer Effects at School"
12:10 - 12:50   Robert W. Fairlie (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA*)), Daniel O. Beltran (University of California, Santa Cruz), Kuntal K. Das (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  "Are Computers Good for Children? The Effects of Home Computers on Educational Outcomes"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30       Session IV: Labor Markets and Work Flows
  Chair: Francesca Mazzolari (Centro Studi Confindustria)
14:30 - 15:10   Michael Elsby (University of Edinburgh*)), Ryan Michaels (University of Michigan), Gary Solon (University of Michigan & NBER)
  "The Ins and Outs of Cyclical Unemployment"
15:10 - 15:50   Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg and IZA*))
  "Job Loss and Labor Market Transitions of Older Workers"
15:50 - 16:30   James B. Rebitzer (Boston University and IZA*)), Randall Cebul (Case Western Reserve University), Ray Herschman (WebMD), Lowell J. Taylor (Carnegie Mellon University), Mark Votruba (Case Western Reserve University)
  "Employer-Based Insurance Markets and Investments in Health"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00       Session V: Social Programs
  Chair: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
17:00 - 17:40   Randall K. Q. Akee (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA*)), Michael Levin (US Census Bureau)
  "Errors in Earnings Reporting: The Role of Previous Earnings Volatility"
17:40 - 18:20   Chris Riddell (University of Waterloo*)), Peter Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
  "The Long-Term Effects of a Generous Income Support Program: Unemployment Insurance in New Brunswick and Maine, 1940-1991"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, June 23:

09:00       Session VI: Mobility and Search
  Chair: Doris Weichselbaumer (University of Linz and IZA)
09:00 - 09:40   Julien Guitard (CREST-INSEE*)), Pierre Cahuc (Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne, CEPR and IZA), Bruno Crepon (CREST-INSEE and IZA), Marc Gurgand (PSE)
  "Equilibrium Effects of Counseling"
09:40 - 10:20   Catia Batista (Nova School of Business and Economics and IZA*)), Aitor Lacuesta (Bank of Spain), Pedro C. Vicente (University of Oxford)
  "Brain Drain and Brain Gain: Micro Evidence from an African Success Story"
10:20 - 11:00   Adalbert Mayer (Texas A&M University*)), Steven L. Puller (Texas A&M University)
  "The Old Boy (and Girl) Network: Social Network Formation on University Campuses"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
11:30       Session VII: Family and Society
  Chair: Robert Willis (University of Michigan)
11:30 - 12:10   Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA*)), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University)
  "The Power of the Family"
12:10 - 12:50   Gordon B. Dahl (University of California, San Diego and IZA*)), Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley)
  "Does Movie Violence Increase Violent Crime?"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:25       Session VIII: Internal Labor Markets
  Chair: Randall K. Q. Akee (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA)
14:30 - 15:10   Paul Chen (Australian National University*))
  "Reciprocity at the Workplace: Do Fair Wages Lead to Higher Effort, Productivity and Profitability?"
15:10 - 15:50   Robert Mohr (University of New Hampshire*)), Cindy Zoghi (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  "The Distribution of Decision Rights within the Workplace: Evidence from Australian, Canadian, and UK Establishments"
15:50 - 16:20   Coffee Break
16:20 - 17:00   Iftikhar Hussain (London School of Economics*))
  "Does Naming and Shaming in the Public Sector Work? Evidence From a Tough School Accountability Regime"
17:00 - 17:40   Michael L. Bognanno (Temple University and IZA*)), Christian Belzil (CNRS, GATE and IZA)
  "Promotion Signals"
19:00       Dinner

Sunday, June 24:

        Departure after breakfast

*) current affiliation