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16th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economics

Organizers: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA), Tommaso Colussi (IZA)
Location:Managementzentrum of Deutsche Post DHL; Breitbrunner Strasse 26; 82266 Inning
Date:June 22, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


Preliminary Version: May 9, 2017

Thursday, June 22:

12:00 - 13:25   Open Lunch
13:25 - 13:30   Welcoming Remarks
        Session A
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
13:30 - 14:15   Eliza Forsythe (University of Illinois)
  "Occupational Job Ladders and the Efficient Reallocation of Displaced Workers"
14:15 - 15:00   Guido Matias Cortes (University of Manchester), Nir Jaimovich (University of Southern California), Henry E. Siu (University of British Columbia)
  "The End of Men and Rise of Women in the High-skilled Labor Market"
15:00 - 15:45   Elisabeth Bublitz (Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI))
  "Misperceptions of Income Distributions: Cross-country Evidence from a Randomized Survey Experiment"
15:45 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session B
  Chair: Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA)
16:00 - 16:45   Alex Eble (Columbia University), Feng Hu (University of Science and Technology Beijing)
  "Stereotypes, Role Models, and the Formation of Beliefs"
16:45 - 17:30   Massimo Anelli (Bocconi University and IZA), Kevin Shih (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Kevin Williams (University of Utah)
  "Foreign Peer Effects and STEM Major Choice"
19:30       Dinner

Friday, June 23:

        Session C
  Chair: Tommaso Colussi (IZA)
08:30 - 09:15   Emma Duchini (University of Warwick ), Clémentine Van Effenterre (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
  "Do Women Want to Work More or Work More Regularly? Evidence from a Natural Experiment"
09:15 - 10:00   Ines Helm (Stockholm University ), Christina Gathmann (University of Heidelberg and IZA), Uta Schönberg (University College London and IZA)
  "Spillover Effects of Mass Layoffs"
10:00 - 10:15   Coffee Break
        Session D
  Chair: Tommaso Colussi (IZA)
10:15 - 11:00   Michael Siegenthaler (ETH Zurich), Isabel Z. Martinez (LISER, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research), Emmanuel Saez (University of California, Berkeley and IZA)
  "Intertemporal Labor Supply Substitution? Evidence from the Swiss Income Tax Holiday"
11:00 - 11:45   Britta Gehrke (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Enzo Weber (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Identifying Asymmetric Effects of Labor Market Reforms"
11:45 - 12:30   Breno Braga (Urban Institute), Diogo Guillen (Banco Itau), Ben Thompson (University Michigan)
  "Local Government Spending and Employment: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Brazil"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session E
  Chair: Holger Bonin (IZA)
13:30 - 14:15   Shuang Zhang (University of Colorado, Boulder), Douglas Almond (Columbia University), Hongbin Lin (Tsinghua University)
  "Land Reform and Sex Selection in China"
14:15 - 15:00   Seonghoon Kim (Singapore Management University), Hyuncheol Bryant Kim (Cornell University and IZA), Thomas T. Kim (Ohio State University)
  "The Selection and Causal Effects of Work Incentives on Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi"
15:15       Social Event
20:00       Dinner

Saturday, June 24:

        Session F
  Chair: Holger Bonin (IZA)
09:00 - 09:45   Anita Staneva (University of Sydney), Colm P. Harmon (University of Sydney and IZA), Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA)
  "Early Cognitive Development and Educational Assimilation of Bilingual Children"
09:45 - 10:30   Bastian Ravesteijn (Harvard University )
  "Can Reduced Mental Health Coverage Lead to Negative Labor Market Externalities?"
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
        Session G
  Chair: Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA)
10:45 - 11:30   Monica Deza (University of Texas at Dallas), Rodney J. Andrews (University of Texas at Dallas)
  "The Effects of Local Economic Activity on Crime: Evidence from Oil Price Shocks in Dallas"
11:30 - 12:15   Jonas Maibom (Aarhus University and IZA)
  "Assessing Welfare Effects of ALMPs: Combining a Structural Model and Experimental Data"
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session H
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
13:30 - 14:15   Marta De Philippis (Bank of Italy)
  "Multitask Agents and Incentives: The Case of Teaching and Research for University Professors"
14:15 - 15:00   Joshua Gottlieb (University of British Columbia), Jeffrey Clemens (University of California, San Diego)
  "When Practicing Isn't Enough: Can Human Capital Theory Explain Physicians' On-the-Job Investments?"
15:00 - 15:15   Coffee Break
        Session I
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
15:15 - 16:00   Elira Kuka (Southern Methodist University and IZA), Esra Kose (University of California, Davis), Na'ama Shenhav (Dartmouth College)
  "Women’s Enfranchisement and Children’s Education: The Long-run Impact of the U.S. Suffrage Movement"
16:00 - 16:45   Ulrich Zierahn (ZEW Mannheim), Terry Gregory (ZEW Mannheim), Anna Salomons (Utrecht University)
  "Racing With or Against the Machine? Evidence from Europe"
16:45 - 17:00   Closing Remarks
19:30       Dinner

Sunday, June 25:

        Departure after breakfast