Inequality in Post-Transition and Emerging Economies
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+++ paper presentation: 25-30 minutes +++ general discussion: 10-15 minutes +++
Thursday, October 27
09:00 - 09:15
Opening Remarks by the Organizers
Session A: Legacies of Communism and Inequality
Chair: Hartmut Lehmann (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and IZA)
09:15 - 09:55
Shuai Chen (LISER), Erqi Ge (Sun Yat-sen University)
"The Anti-Corruption Campaign and the Inter-Generational Transmission of Working in Bureaucracy: Evidence from China"
09:55 - 10:35
Theresa Neef (Paris School of Economics), Stefan Bach (DIW Berlin), Charlotte Bartels (DIW Berlin and IZA)
"When Capitalism Takes Over Socialism: The National Income Distribution in East and West Germany since 1992"
10:35 - 11:15
Joan Costa-Font (LSE and IZA), Ana Nicinska (Warsaw University of Economics), Melcior Rosello-Roig (University of Perugia)
"Egalitarian Inequality? Bivariate and Univariate Income and Health Inequality under Soviet Communism"
11:15 - 11:30
Session B: Measuring Inequality
Chair: Natalia Danzer (Free University of Berlin and IZA)
11:30 - 12:10
Ani Todua (International Security and Development Center (ISDC)), Natalia Danzer (Free University of Berlin and IZA), Theresa Neef (Paris School of Economics)
"Distributional National Accounts for Georgia"
12:10 - 12:50
Björn Anders Gustafsson (University of Gothenburg and IZA), Haiyuan Wan (Beijing Normal University), Yingfei Wang (Beijing Normal University)
"How Three Dimensions of Economic Inequality in China Changed from 1988 to 2018 and with a Comparison to the United States "
12:50 - 14:00
Session C: Labor Market Policies
Chair: Alexander Muravyev (IZA)
14:00 - 14:40
Jose Garcia-Louzao (Bank of Lithuania), Linas Tarasonis (Vilnius University)
"Wage and Employment Impact of Minimum Wage: Evidence from Lithuania"
14:40 - 15:20
Marta Palczyńska (Institute for Structural Research (IBS)), Astrid Kunze (Norwegian School of Economics and IZA), Iga Magda (Warsaw School of Economics and IZA)
"The employment effects of a wage subsidy for the young during an economic recovery"
15:20 - 15:30
Session D: COVID and the Labor Market
Chair: Jose Garcia-Louzao (Bank of Lithuania)
15:30 - 16:10
Nayantara Sarma (World Bank), Yiming He (Uber), Ambar Narayan (World Bank), Pedro Olinto (World Bank), Sutirtha Sinha Roy (World Bank)
"Synthesis of the Impacts of COVID-19 on India’s Labor Market: Looking at People, Places and Policies"
16:10 - 16:50
Marko Vladisavljevic (Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade), Lara Lebedinski (Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade)
"Left Behind in COVID Times: The Impact of the Pandemic on Job Loss and Job Finding Rates of Vulnerable Groups in Serbia"
16:50 - 17:30
Johanna Fajardo-Gonzalez (UNDP), George Gray-Molina (UNDP), Maria Montoya-Aguirre (PSE), Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez (King's College)
"Mitigating Poverty: Global Estimates of the Impact of Income Support during the Pandemic"
17:30 - 17:40
Session E: Intergenerational Mobility
Chair: Jeffrey Zax (University of Colorado, Boulder)
17:40 - 18:20
18:20 - 19:00
Vitaliia Yaremko (UC Berkeley), Hanna Onyshchenko (University of Michigan)
"Transmission of Soviet Privileges across Time and Generations: The Case of Ukraine"
Friday, October 28
Session F: Gender Inequality
Chair: Alexander Muravyev (IZA)
10:00 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:20
Maksym Obrizan (Kyiv School of Economics), Tymofii Brik (Kyiv School of Economics)
"Gender Gap in Urban Job Market during the Pandemic – The Case of Ukraine"
12:00 - 12:10
Session G: Jobs and Inequality
Chair: Maksym Obrizan (Kyiv School of Economics)
12:10 - 12:50
Prieto Joaquín (LSE), Rafael Carranza (University of Oxford), Kirsten Sehnbruch (LSE)
"Job Loss and Earnings Inequality: Distributional Effects from Re-Employment in Chile"
12:50 - 13:30
Rahul Sapkal (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
"From Stepping Stones to Dead Ends: Effects of Fixed Term Contracts on Work Effort and Wage Inequality in India"
13:30 - 14:30
Session H: Macroeconomic Policies, Government and Inequality
Chair: Prieto Joaquín (LSE)
14:30 - 15:10
Feicheng Wang (University of Groningen and IZA), Zhe Liang (University of Nottingham), Hartmut Lehmann (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and IZA)
"Import Competition and Informal Employment: Empirical Evidence from China"
15:10 - 15:50
Martin Guzi (Masaryk University and IZA), Martin Kahanec (Central European University and IZA)
"Income Inequality and the Size of Government: A Causal Analysis"
15:50 - 16:00
Session I: Inequality in Emerging Economies
Chair: Johanna Fajardo-Gonzalez (UNDP)
16:00 - 16:40
16:40 - 17:20
Jeffrey Zax (University of Colorado, Boulder)
"Spatial Disequilibrium, Provincial Inequality and Individual Inequality in Urban China"
17:20 - 18:00
Gustavo de Souza (Stockholm University)
"The Labor Market Consequences of Appropriate Technology"
18:00 - 18:15
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