IZA - Conference Program


4th IZA Conference: Labor Market Effects of Environmental Policies

Organizers: Nico Pestel (IZA), Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
Location:University Club, Konviktstraße 9, 53113 Bonn
Date:September 01, 2016 - September 02, 2016

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ floor discussion: 15 minutes +++

Thursday, September 01:

09:00 - 09:15   Registration
09:15 - 09:30   Welcome by
Hilmar Schneider
Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
        Session A: Health Impacts of Air Pollution
09:30 - 10:15   Michael Anderson (University of California, Berkeley)
  "As the Wind Blows: The Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution on Mortality"
10:15 - 11:00   Julian Reif (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Tatyana Deryugina (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Garth Heutel (Georgia State University), Nolan Miller (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), David Molitor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  "The Mortality and Medical Costs of Pollution: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session B: Air Pollution and Cognitive Performance
11:30 - 12:15   Xi Chen (Yale University and IZA), Xiaobo Zhang (Peking University), Xin Zhang (Peking University)
  "Smog in Our Brains: Gender Difference in the Impact of Exposures to Air Pollution on Cognitive Performance"
12:15 - 13:00   Sefi Roth (London School of Economics)
  "The Contemporaneous Effect of Indoor Air Pollution on Cognitive Performance: Evidence from the UK"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session C: Labor Market Effects of Air Pollution
14:00 - 14:45   Mark Borgschulte (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and IZA), David Molitor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Eric Zou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  "Smoked Out: The Effect of Wildfire Smoke on Labor Market Outcomes"
14:45 - 15:30   Paulina Oliva (University of California, Irvine), Fernando Aragon (Simon Fraser University), Juan José Miranda (World Bank)
  "Air Pollution and Labor Supply in Lima"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45   Ulrich Wagner (University of Mannheim), Felix Holub (University of Mannheim), Laura Hospido (Bank of Spain and IZA)
  "Air Pollution and Labor Supply: Evidence from Social Security Data"
        Session D: Long-Term Consequences of Environmental Pollution
16:45 - 17:30   Claudia L. Persico (Northwestern University), David N. Figlio (Northwestern University and IZA), Jeffrey Roth (University of Florida)
  "Inequality before Birth: The Developmental Consequences of Environmental Toxicants"
19:00       Conference Dinner

Friday, September 02:

        Session D: Long-Term Consequences of Environmental Pollution
09:00 - 09:45   Nicholas Sanders (Cornell University), Alan I. Barreca (Tulane University and IZA), Matthew Neidell (Columbia University and IZA)
  "Long Run Effects of Pollution: Evidence from the US Acid Rain Program"
        Session E: Responses to Increasing Temperatures and Climate Change
09:45 - 10:30   R. Jisung Park (Harvard University)
  "Heat Stress and Human Capital Production"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45   Cristina Cattaneo (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)), Valentina Bosetti (Bocconi University)
  "Climate Change, International Migration and Conflicts"
11:45 - 12:30   Kyle C. Meng (University of California, Santa Barbara), Peng Zhang (University of California, Santa Barbara), Junjie Zhang (University of California, San Diego), Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)
  "Temperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session F: Employment Effects of Environmental Policies
13:30 - 14:15   Hélia Costa (London School of Economics), Linda Veiga (University of Minho)
  "Gone with the Wind? Local Employment Impact of Wind Energy Investment"
14:15 - 15:00   Erin Mansur (Dartmouth College), James Feyrer (Dartmouth College), Bruce Sacerdote (Dartmouth College)
  "Geographic Dispersion of Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Fracking Revolution"
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Session G: Employment Effects of Energy Prices
15:30 - 16:15   Kathrine von Graevenitz (ZEW Mannheim), Benjamin Lutz (ZEW Mannheim), Philipp Massier (ZEW Mannheim)
  "The Causal Impact of Electricity Prices on German Manufacturing: A Spatial Analysis"
16:15 - 17:00   Francesco Vona (Sciences Po, Paris), Giovanni Marin (Sciences Po, Paris)
  "Energy Prices, Employment and Workforce Composition: Evidence for French Manufacturing Establishments"
17:00 - 17:30   Discussion and Closing Remarks