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8th IZA Workshop: Environment, Health and Labor Markets

Organizers: Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA)
Date:June 17, 2021 - June 18, 2021

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)

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

Thursday, June 17:

13:45 - 14:00   Welcome
        Session A: Environment and Labor I
14:00 - 14:30   Andrea La Nauze (University of Queensland), Edson R. Severnini (Carnegie Mellon University and IZA)
  "Air Pollution and Adult Cognition: Evidence from Brain Training"
14:30 - 15:00   Ludovica Gazze (University of Warwick), Claudia L. Persico (American University, IZA, and NBER), Sandra Spirovska (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  "The Long-Run Spillover Effects of Pollution: How Exposure to Lead Affects Everyone in the Classroom"
15:00 - 15:05   Break
        Session A: Environment and Labor II
15:05 - 15:35   Juan Palacios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IZA), Nicolás Durán (Maastricht University), Piet Eichholtz (Maastricht University), Nils Kok (Maastricht University)
  "Indoor Air Quality and Student Performance: Evidence from a Large Scale Field Study in Primary Schools"
15:35 - 16:05   Sefi Roth (London School of Economics and IZA), Ben Groom (University of Exeter), Manuel Linsenmeier (London School of Economics)
  "Some Like it Cold: The Persistent Cost of Higher Temperatures in European Economic Sectors"
16:05 - 16:35   Break
        Session A: Environment and Labor III
16:35 - 17:05   Balazs Stadler (OECD), Antoine Dechezleprętre (OECD), Daniel Nachtigall (OECD)
  "The Effect of Energy Prices and Environmental Policy Stringency on Manufacturing Employment in OECD Countries: Sector- and Firm-Level Evidence"
17:05 - 17:35   Kathrine von Graevenitz (ZEW Mannheim), Elisa Rottner (ZEW Mannheim)
  "The Effect of Network Charges on German Manufacturing"
17:35 - 17:40   Break
        Session A: Environment and Labor VI
17:40 - 18:10   Aurélien Saussay (London School of Economics), Misato Sato (London School of Economics), Francesco Vona (OFCE-Sciences Po)
  "Building Skills for the Low-Carbon Transition: Evidence from Job Ads Data"
18:10 - 18:40   Ulrich Wagner (University of Mannheim), Soo Keong Yong (University of Waikato), Peiyao Shen (ShanghaiTech University), Laure de Preux (Imperial College Business School), Mirabelle Muűls (Imperial College Business School), Ralf Martin (Imperial College Business School)
  "Management Practices and Climate Policy in China"
18:40 - 19:30   Get Together

Friday, June 18:

        Session B: Environment and Health I
14:00 - 14:30   Pei Huang (ZEW Mannheim), Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University)
  "Air Pollution, Health and Racial Disparities: Evidence from Ports"
14:30 - 15:00   Hannah Klauber (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)), Felix Holub (University of Mannheim), Nicolas Koch (MCC and IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA), Nolan Ritter (MCC), Alexander Rohlf (MCC)
  "Killing Prescriptions Softly: Low Emission Zones and Child Health from Birth to School"
15:00 - 15:05   Break
        Session B: Environment and Health II
15:05 - 15:35   Nicholas Sanders (Cornell University), Alex Hollingsworth (Indiana University), Mike Huang (Cornell University), Ivan Rudik (Cornell University)
  "Lead Exposure Reduces Academic Performance: Intensity, Duration and Nutrition Matter"
15:35 - 16:05   Jonathan Colmer (University of Virginia), John Voorheis (U.S. Census Bureau)
  "The Grandkids aren't Alright: The Intergenerational Effects of Prenatal Pollution Exposure"
16:05 - 16:35   Break
        Session C: Health and Labor I
16:35 - 17:05   Patrick Chuard-Keller (University of St. Gallen)
  "With Booze, You Loose: The Mortality Effects of Early Retirement"
17:05 - 17:35   Christine Dauth (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "The Effects of Private Versus Public Health Insurance on Health and Labor Market Outcomes"
17:35 - 17:40   Break
        Session C: Health and Labor II
17:40 - 18:10   Karolin Hiesinger (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Nicole Gürtzgen (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Dismissal Protection and Long-Term Sickness Absence - Evidence from a Policy Change"
18:10 - 18:40   Mirjam Reutter (European University Institute)
  "Does Smoking Affect Wages?"
18:40 - 19:10   Manuel Hoffmann (Texas A&M University), Roberto Mosquera (Universidad de las Americas), Adrian Chadi (University of Konstanz and IZA)
  "Vaccines at Work"
19:10 - 19:30   Closing Remarks