IZA - Conference Program


17th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists (TAM)

Organizers: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA), Luna Bellani (University of Konstanz and IZA)
Location:Managementzentrum of Deutsche Post DHL; Breitbrunner Strasse 26; 82266 Inning
Date:May 03, 2018 - May 06, 2018


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, May 03:

12:00 - 13:55   Open Lunch
13:55 - 14:00   Welcoming Remarks
Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
Luna Bellani (University of Konstanz and IZA)
        Session A
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
14:00 - 14:40   Margherita Calderone (University of Turin)
  "Are there Different Spillover Effects from Cash Transfers to Men and Women? Impacts on Investments in Education in Post-War Uganda"
14:40 - 15:20   W. Stanley Siebert (University of Birmingham and IZA), Xiangdong Wei (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Ho Lun Wong (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Xiang Zhou (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
  "Student Feedback, Parent-teacher Communication, and Academic Performance: Experimental Evidence from Rural China"
15:20 - 16:00   Elena Cottini (Catholic University Milan), Paolo Ghinetti (UniversitÓ del Piemonte Orientale), Simone Moriconi (IESEG )
  "Higher Education Supply, Local Competition and Economic Performance: Evidence from Italy"
16:00 - 16:15   Coffee Break
        Session B
  Chair: Luna Bellani (University of Konstanz and IZA)
16:15 - 16:55   Patrick Button (Tulane University and IZA), Brigham Walker (Tulane University)
  "Employment Discrimination against Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Evidence from a Field Experiment"
16:55 - 17:35   Marislei Nishijima (University of Sao Paulo), Sarmistha Pal (University of Surrey and IZA)
  "Compulsory High Schooling, Over-crowding and Violent Youth Crime - Evidence from a Recent Constitutional Amendment in Brazil"
17:35 - 18:15   Wang-Sheng Lee (Deakin University and IZA), Asadul Islam (Monash University), Aaron Nicholas (Deakin University)
  "Children, Chess, and Mathematics: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh"
19:30       Dinner

Friday, May 04:

        Session C
  Chair: Bart H.H. Golsteyn (Maastricht University and IZA)
08:30 - 09:10   Ezgi Kaya (Cardiff University), Effrosyni Adamopoulou (Bank of Italy and IZA)
  "Not Just a Work Permit: The Effect of Gaining EU Citizenship on the Consumption Behavior of Illegal and Legal Immigrants"
09:10 - 09:50   Katrin Sommerfeld (ZEW Mannheim and IZA), Martin Lange (ZEW Mannheim and Goethe University Frankfurt)
  "Causal Effects of Immigration on Crime: Quasi-experimental Evidence from a Large Inflow of Asylum Seekers"
09:50 - 10:30   Huanan Xu (Indiana University), Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (San Diego State University and IZA), Delia Furtado (University of Connecticut and IZA)
  "Did OPT Policy Changes Help Steer and Retain Foreign Talent into STEM?"
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
        Session D
  Chair: Cristina Barcelo (Bank of Spain)
10:45 - 11:25   Franšois Poinas (Toulouse School of Economics), Christian Belzil (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
  "Estimating a Model of Qualitative and Quantitative Education Choices in France"
11:25 - 12:05   Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela (London School of Economics), Stephen Machin (London School of Economics and IZA), Sandra McNally (London School of Economics and IZA)
  "Entry through the Narrow Door: The Costs of Just Failing High Stakes Exams"
12:05 - 12:45   Yu Zhu (University of Dundee), Fengyan Dai (Nanjing University of Finance and Economics), Fang Cai (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  "Returns to Higher Education in China - Evidence Based on the 1999 Higher Education Expansion Using Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity"
12:45 - 13:45   Lunch
13:45       Social Event
20:00       Dinner

Saturday, May 05:

        Session E
  Chair: Elena Cottini (Catholic University Milan)
09:00 - 09:40   Giovanni Pica (UniversitÓ della Svizzera Italiana), Giacinta Cestone (University of London), Chiara Fumagalli (University of Bocconi), Francis Kramarz (CREST (ENSAE) and IZA)
  "Insurance between Firms: The Role of Internal Labor Markets"
09:40 - 10:20   Hugo Reis (Banco de Portugal and IZA), Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam and IZA), Pedro Raposo (Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics)
  "Vocational High School Graduates Wage Gap: The Role of Cognitive Skills and Firms"
10:20 - 10:35   Coffee Break
        Session F
  Chair: W. Stanley Siebert (University of Birmingham and IZA)
10:35 - 11:15   Cristina Barcelo (Bank of Spain), Ernesto Villanueva (Bank of Spain)
  "The Risk of Job Loss, Household Formation and Housing Demand"
11:15 - 11:55   Andrey Launov (University of Kent and IZA), Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex and IZA), Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA)
  "The Fall in German Unemployment: A Flow Analysis"
11:55 - 12:35   Jake Bradley (University of Nottingham and IZA), Axel Gottfries (University of Cambridge)
  "A Job Ladder Model with Stochastic Employment Opportunities"
12:35 - 13:40   Lunch
        Session G
  Chair: Luna Bellani (University of Konstanz and IZA)
13:40 - 14:20   Bart H.H. Golsteyn (Maastricht University and IZA), Arjan Non (University of Bonn), Ulf Z÷litz (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "The Impact of Peer Personality on Academic Achievement"
14:20 - 15:00   Katja Maria Kaufmann (University of Mannheim and IZA), Lina Cardona (Central Bank of Colombia)
  "Gender Peer Effects, Non-cognitive Skills and Marriage Market Outcomes: Evidence from Single-sex Schools in the UK"
15:00 - 15:15   Coffee Break
        Session H
  Chair: Gerard A. Pfann (Maastricht University and IZA)
15:15 - 15:55   Elias Eini÷ (London School of Economics)
  "The Long-term Effects of Social Sorting: Evidence from a Universal Conscription"
15:55 - 16:35   Selma Walther (University of Warwick), Sonia R. Bhalotra (University of Essex and IZA), Atheendar Venkataramani (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Fertility Responses to Reductions in Mortality: Quasi-experimental Evidence from 20th Century America"
16:35 - 16:50   Closing Remarks
19:30       Dinner

Sunday, May 06:

        Departure after Breakfast