IZA - Conference Program


5th IZA Workshop: Environment and Labor Markets

Organizers: Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:August 31, 2017 - September 01, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


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

Thursday, August 31:

08:45 - 09:15   Registration
09:15 - 09:30   Welcome
Hilmar Schneider
Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA)

        Session A: Climate Change, Human Capital and Labor Markets
09:30 - 10:15   Derek Lemoine (University of Arizona)
  "Expect Above Average Temperatures: Identifying the Economic Impacts of Climate Change"
10:15 - 11:00   Francois Cohen (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva), Antoine Dechezlepretre (London School of Economics)
  "Mortality, Temperature and Public Health Provision: Evidence from Mexico"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session A -continued-
11:30 - 12:15   David Molitor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Garth Heutel (Georgia State University), Nolan H. Miller (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  "Adaptation and the Mortality Effects of Temperature Across U.S. Climate Regions"
12:15 - 13:00   Adrian Chadi (IAAEU, University of Trier)
  "There Is No Place like Work: Evidence on Health and Labor Market Behavior from Changing Weather Conditions"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session A -continued-
14:45 - 15:30   Teevrat Garg (University of California, San Diego), Maulik Jagnani (Cornell University), Vis Taraz (Smith College)
  "Effects of Heat Stress on Physiology and Livelihoods: Implications for Human Capital Accumulation"
15:30 - 16:15   Jamie Mullins (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Prashant Bharadwaj (University of California, San Diego)
  "Climate, Migration, and Labor Market Opportunity: Evidence from Temperature Shocks in the US"
16:15 - 16:45   Coffee Break
        Session A -continued-
16:45 - 17:30   Ashwin Rode (University of Chicago), Rachel Baker (Princeton University), Tamma Carleton (University of California, Berkeley), Anthony D'Agostino (Columbia University), Timothy Foreman (Columbia University), Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago)
  "Human Productivity in a Warmer World: The Impact of Climate Change on the Global Workforce"
17:30 - 18:15   Andrew Stevens (Mississippi State University)
  "Temperature, Wages, and Agricultural Labor Productivity"
19:30       Dinner at Restaurant "Em Höttche", Markt 4, Bonn

Friday, September 01:

        Session B: Environmental Regulation and Firm Behavior
09:00 - 09:45   Stefania Lovo (University of Reading), Antoine Dechezlepretre (London School of Economics), Ralf Martin (London School of Economics), Misato Sato (London School of Economics)
  "Does Climate Change Pose a Risk to Competitiveness? - Global Firm Level Evidence"
09:45 - 10:30   Mark Curtis (Wake Forest University)
  "Management and Pollution"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session C: Environmental Pollution and Human Capital
11:00 - 11:45   Edson R. Severnini (Carnegie Mellon University and IZA), Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon University), Margarita Portnykh (Carnegie Mellon University)
  "Toxic Truth: Lead Exposure and Fertility Choices"
11:45 - 12:30   Evan Peet (RAND)
  "Environment and Human Capital: The Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Pollutants in the Philippines"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session C -continued-
13:30 - 14:15   Alastair Ball (Birkbeck, University of London and IZA)
  "The Lifelong Costs of Urban Smogs"
14:15 - 15:00   Benjamin Elsner (IZA), Florian Wozny (IZA)
  "Gray Matter: Long-term Effects of Radiation on Cognitive Functioning"
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Session C -continued-
15:30 - 16:15   Juan Palacios (Maastricht University), Steffen Künn (Maastricht University and IZA)
  "The Impact of Housing Quality on Health and Labor Market Outcomes"
16:15 - 16:45   Discussion and Closing Remarks