9th IZA Workshop: Environment, Health and Labor Markets
June 14, 2022 - June 15, 2022
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9th IZA Workshop: Environment, Health and Labor Markets

June 14, 2022 - June 15, 2022
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Organizers: Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Nico Pestel (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA)
Event Manager: Dominik Spitza

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

Tuesday, June 14

14:45 - 15:00

Welcome

 

Session A: Natural Resources and Human Well-Being

15:00 - 15:30

James Ji (Brandeis University), Nidhiya Menon (Brandeis University and IZA), Amanda Guimbeau (University of Sherbrooke), Zi Long (Brandeis University)
"An Extra Grain of Salt: The Effect of Salinity Exposure on Early Life Health Outcomes in Coastal Bangladesh"

15:30 - 16:00

Alex Armand (Nova School of Business and Economics), Ivan Kim Taveras (Bocconi University)
"The Effect of Nature's Wealth on Human Development: Evidence from Renewable Resources"

16:00 - 16:05

Break

 

Session B: Air Quality, Emotions and Decision-Making

16:05 - 16:35

Claudia L. Persico (American University and IZA), Dave E. Marcotte (American University and IZA)
"Air Quality and Suicide"

16:35 - 17:05

Benjamin Elsner (University College Dublin and IZA), Luna Bellani (University of Konstanz and IZA), Stefano Ceolotto (Trinity College Dublin), Nico Pestel (ROA, Maastricht University and IZA)
"The Political Fallout of Air Pollution"

17:05 - 17:10

Break

 

Session C: Air Quality and Labor Supply

17:10 - 17:40

Ron Chan (University of Manchester), Martino Pelli (University of Sherbrooke), Veronica Vienne (University of Manchester)
"Wildfires, Smoky Days, and Labor Supply"

17:40 - 18:10

Juan Pablo Rud (Royal Holloway, University of London), Bridget Hoffmann (Inter-American Development Bank)
"Exposure or Income? The Unequal Effects of Pollution on Daily Labor Supply"

18:10 - 18:15

Break

18:15 - 19:00

Get-Together

Wednesday, June 15

 

Session D: Economic Costs of Air Pollution

15:00 - 15:30

Marion Leroutier (Stockholm School of Economics), Helene Ollivier (Paris School of Economics)
"The Cost of Air Pollution for Workers and Firms: Evidence from Sickness Leave Episodes"

16:00 - 16:05

Break

 

Session E: Environmental Pollution and Health

16:05 - 16:35

Cristóbal Ruiz-Tagle (LSE), Nathaly Rivera (University of Sao Paulo), Elisheba Spiller (Environmental Defense Fund)
"The Health Benefits of Solar Power Generation: Evidence from Chile"

16:35 - 17:05

Edson R. Severnini (Carnegie Mellon University and IZA), Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon University), Xiao Wang (Hunan University)
"Lead and Infant Mortality"

17:05 - 17:10

Break

 

Session F: Environmental Pollution, Human Capital Formation and Productivity

17:10 - 17:40

17:40 - 18:10

Travis Roach (University of Central Oklahoma), Linh Pham (University of Central Oklahoma)
"Pollution and Learning"

18:10 - 18:40

Beate Thies (University of Mannheim), Felix Holub (Goethe University Frankfurt)
"Air Quality and the Productivity of High-Skilled Workers: Evidence from GitHub"

18:40 - 19:00

Closing Remarks

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