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8th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists

Organizers: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin), Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Location:Buch, Ammersee, Germany
Date:May 28, 2009 - May 31, 2009

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Thursday, May 28:

        I. Determination of Rewards

Chair: Daniel Hamermesh

15:00 - 15:40   Frédéric Warzynski (Aarhus School of Business), Olivier Gergaud (University of Reims), Valerie Smeets (Aarhus School of Business)
  "Stars War in French Gastronomy, How Reputations are Made and Unmade. Prestige of Restaurants and Top French Chefs’ Careers"
15:40 - 16:20   Christina Felfe (University of St. Gallen)
  "The Willingness to Pay for Job Amenities: Evidence from Mothers' Return to Work"
16:20 - 16:50   Coffee Break
16:50 - 17:30   Erik Lindqvist (Research Institute of Industrial Economics - IFN), Roine Vestman (New York University)
  "The Labor Market Returns to Cognitive and Noncognitive Ability: Evidence from the Swedish Enlistment"
17:30 - 18:10   Laura Juarez (ITAM)
  "Are Informal Workers Compensated for the Lack of Fringe Benefits? Free Health Care as an Instrument for Formality"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, May 29:

        II. Education, Employment and Mobility - 1

Chair: Douglas Krupka

08:30 - 09:10   Ian Walker (Lancaster University), Paul Bingley (SFI Copenhagen), Kaare Christensen (University of Southern Denmark)
  "The Returns to Observed and Unobserved Skills over Time: Evidence from a Panel of the Population of Danish Twins"
09:10 - 09:50   Anne C. Gielen (Maastricht University)
  "Repeated Job Quits: Stepping Stones or Learning About Quality?"
09:50 - 10:30   Daniel J. Henderson (Binghamton University), Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University and IZA), Le Wang (University of New Hampshire)
  "Heterogeneity in Schooling Rates of Return"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        III. Education, Employment and Mobility - 2

Chair: Ian Walker

11:00 - 11:40   François Rycx (Free University of Brussels), Michael Rusinek (Free University of Brussels)
  "Rent-Sharing under Different Bargaining Regimes: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data"
11:40 - 12:20   Hugette Sun (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Mina Kim (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  "Does Trade Liberalization Affect Labor Market Churning?"
12:20 - 13:00   Daiji Kawaguchi (Hitotsubashi University), Hisahiro Naito (University of Tsukuba), Izumi Yokoyama (University of Michigan)
  "Labor Market Responses to Legal Work Hour Reduction: Evidence from Japan"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
        IV. Race/Gender/Life

Chair: Stephen Trejo

14:30 - 15:10   Zahra Siddique (IZA), Wallace Mok (Northwestern University)
  "Racial Differences in Wages and Non-Wage Compensation"
15:10 - 15:50   Illoong Kwon (State University of New York at Albany), Eva Meyersson Milgrom (Stanford University)
  "Working for Female Managers: Gender Hierarchy in the Workplace"
15:50 - 16:30   Carmit Segal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Amalia R. Miller (University of Virginia)
  "Does Temporary Affirmative Action Produce Persistent Effects? A Study of Black and Female Employment in Law Enforcement"
16:30 - 17:10   Kasey Buckles (University of Notre Dame), Dan Hungerman (University of Notre Dame)
  "Season of Birth and Later Outcomes: Old Questions, New Answers"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, May 30:

        V. Evaluation

Chair: Marco Caliendo

08:30 - 09:10   Stefan C. Wolter (Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education), Dolores Messer (University of Bern)
  "Money Matters – Evidence from a Large-scale Randomized Field Experiment with Vouchers for Adult Training"
09:10 - 09:50   Cristina Barcelo (Bank of Spain), Ernesto Villanueva (Bank of Spain)
  "Household Consumption and Wealth Responses to the Risk of Losing the Job: Evidence from Differences in Firing Costs"
09:50 - 10:30   Jason M. Fletcher (Yale University), Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
  "Using Genetic Lotteries within Families to Examine the Causal Impact of Poor Health on Academic Achievement"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        VI. Household Behavior

Chair: Robert Pollak

11:00 - 11:40   Soohyung Lee (University of Maryland)
  "Preferences and Choice Constraints in Marital Sorting: Evidence from Korea"
11:40 - 12:20   Sonia Oreffice (University of Alicante)
  "Sexual Orientation and Household Decision Making. Same-sex Couples’ Balance of Power and Labor Supply Choices"
12:20 - 13:00   Charlene M. Kalenkoski (Ohio University), Gigi Foster (University of South Australia)
  "The Multitasking of Household Production"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
        VII. Development

Chair: Zahra Siddique

14:30 - 15:10   Melanie Khamis (IZA), Thomas Dohmen (ROA - Maastricht University and IZA), Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA)
  "Risk Attitudes, Time Preferences and the Incidence of Informality among Workers: Evidence from a Transition Country"
15:10 - 15:50   Taryn Dinkelman (Princeton University)
  "The Effects of Rural Electrification on Employment: New Evidence from South Africa"
15:50 - 16:20   Coffee Break
        VIII. Immigration

Chair: Melanie Khamis

16:20 - 17:00   Abdurrahman B. Aydemir (Sabanci University)
  "Ethnic Enclaves and Human Capital Investments: Evidence from a Natural Experiment"
17:00 - 17:40   Stephen Trejo (University of Texas at Austin), Brian Duncan (University of Colorado, Denver)
  "Selectivity and Immigrant Employment"
19:00       Dinner

Sunday, May 31:

        Departure after breakfast


Abdurrahman Aydemir (Sabanci University)
Cristina Barcelo (Bank of Spain)
Kasey Buckles (University of Notre Dame)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Taryn Dinkelman (Princeton University)
Christina Felfe (University of St. Gallen)
Jason Fletcher (Yale University)
Anne C. Gielen (Maastricht University)
Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin)
Daniel J. Henderson (Binghamton University)
Laura Juarez (ITAM)
Charlene M. Kalenkoski (Ohio University)
Daiji Kawaguchi (Hitotsubashi University)
Melanie Khamis (IZA)
Douglas J. Krupka (IZA)
Illoong Kwon (State University of New York at Albany)
Soohyung Lee (University of Maryland)
Erik Lindqvist (Research Institute of Industrial Economics)
Sonia Oreffice (University of Alicante)
Robert Pollak (Washington University, St. Louis)
Francois Rycx (Free University of Brussels)
Carmit Segal (Universitat Pompeu Faba)
Zahra Siddique (IZA)
Hugette Sun (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Stephen Trejo (University of Texas at Austin)
Ian Walker (Lancaster University)
Frédéric Warzynski (Aarhus School of Business)
Stefan Wolter (Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education)