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21st IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists (TAM)

Organizers: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA), Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA), Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Terry Gregory (IZA and ZEW)
Date:June 08, 2022 - June 09, 2022

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Dominik Spitza (IZA)

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IZA “is an exciting place which renews itself. The workshop system encourages close reading and frank discussions of papers and ideas.”, (quoting professor James J. Heckman).

We have organized IZA/SOLE's TAM 2022 online once more. The IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists started in 2002 as a joint project between SOLE and IZA. To commemorate the strong ties between SOLE and IZA, this year’s keynote speaker will be Kathryn Shaw, she is the Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and this year’s president of SOLE. Next year’s SOLE president, Chinhui Juhn, Henry Graham Professor of Economics, University of Houston professor, will also participate this year’s Transatlantic Meeting.


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

Wednesday, June 08:

15:00 - 15:25   Meet and Greet Online
15:25 - 15:30   Welcome Remarks

Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
        Session A I
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
15:30 - 16:00   Christina Brown (University of Chicago), Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College)
  "Subjective versus Objective Incentives and Employee Productivity"
16:00 - 16:30   Ran Gu (University of Essex), Ling Zhong (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business)
  "Effects of Stay-at-Home Orders on Skill Requirements in Job Vacancy Postings"
16:30 - 16:45   Break
        Session A II
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
16:45 - 17:15   Sabien Dobbelaere (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and IZA), Boris Hirsch (Leuphana University of Lüneburg and IZA), Steffen Müller (Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)), Georg Neuschäffer (Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH))
  "Organised Labor, Labor Market Imperfections, and Employer Wage Premia"
17:15 - 17:45   Bernhard Schmidpeter (University of Linz and IZA)
  "Exposure to Labor Market News and Expectations about Job Search and Earnings"
17:45 - 18:00   Break
        IZA/SOLE Key Note Lecture
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
18:00 - 18:45   Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA)
  "The Value of Managers"
18:45 - 19:00   Break
        Session B I
  Chair: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
19:00 - 19:30   Gunes A. Asik (TOBB University of Economy and Technology), Laurent Bossavie (World Bank), Jochen Kluve (KfW Development Bank and IZA), Ana Maria Oviedo (World Bank), Efsan Nas Ozen (World Bank), Metin Nebiler (World Bank)
  "The Effects of Subsidizing Social Security Contributions: Job Creation or Informality Reduction?"
19:30 - 20:00   Isaac Baley (Pompeu Fabra University), Ana Figueiredo (Erasmus School of Economics), Cristano Mantovani (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Alireza Sepahsalari (University of Bristol)
  "Self-Insurance and Welfare in Turbulent Labor Markets"
20:00 - 20:15   Break
        Session B II
  Chair: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
20:15 - 20:45   Katja Maria Kaufmann (University of Mainz and IZA), Yasemin Oezdemir (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), Han Ye (Mannheim University)
  "Spillover Effects of Old-Age Pension across Generations: Family Labor Supply and Child Outcomes"
20:45 - 21:15   Hanchen Jiang (University of North Texas), Luis Quintero (Johns Hopkins University), Xi Yang (University of North Texas)
  "Does Rent Regulation Affect Tenant Unemployment? Evidence from New York City"

Thursday, June 09:

15:10 - 15:30   Meet and Greet
        Session C I
  Chair: Chinhui Juhn (University of Houston and IZA)
15:30 - 16:00   Ioana E. Marinescu (University of Pennsylvania and IZA), Daphne Skandalis (University of Copenhagen and IZA), Maxim Massekoff (Naval Postgraduate School)
  "Racial Inequality in the U.S. Unemployment Insurance System"
16:00 - 16:30   Peter A. Savelyev (College of William and Mary and IZA), Atticus Bolyard (Harvard University)
  "Understanding the Educational Attainment Polygenic Score and Its Interactions with SES in Determining Health in Young Adulthood"
16:30 - 16:45   Break
        Session C II
  Chair: Chinhui Juhn (University of Houston and IZA)
16:45 - 17:15   Mrittika Shamsuddin (Dalhousie University), Pablo Ariel Acosta (World Bank), Rovane Battaglin Schwengber (World Bank), Jedediah Fix (UNHCR), Nikolas Piran (UNHCR)
  "The Labor Market Impacts of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in Brazil"
17:15 - 17:45   Russell Weinstein (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and IZA)
  "The Great Recession and the Widening Income Gap between Alumni of Elite and Less Selective Universities"
17:45 - 18:00   Break
        Session D I
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
18:00 - 18:30   Serena Canaan (Simon Fraser University and IZA), Pierre Mouganie (Simon Fraser University and IZA), Peng Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
  "The Long-Run Educational Benefits of High-Achieving Classrooms"
18:30 - 19:00   Jamin D. Speer (University of Memphis and IZA), Fulya Ersoy (Loyola Marymount University)
  "Opening the Black Box of College Major Choice: Evidence from an Information Intervention"
19:00 - 19:15   Break
        Session D II
  Chair: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
19:15 - 19:45   Dita Eckardt (University of Warwick and IZA)
  "Are Chemists Good Bankers? Returns to the Match between Training and Occupation"
19:45 - 20:15   Simon Briole (Paris School of Economics), Marc Gurgand (Paris School of Economics and IZA), Eric Maurin (Paris School of Economics and IZA), Sandra McNally (University of Surrey and IZA), Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela (University of Barcelona), Daniel Santin (Complutense University of Madrid)
  "The Making of Civic Virtues: A School-Based Experiment in Three Countries"