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IZA/PSE Workshop on Cultural Economics: Markets, Development and Institutions

Organizers: Yann Algan (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA), Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA), Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA), Thierry Verdier (Paris School of Economics)
Date:June 30, 2006 - July 01, 2006

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

Additional information is available at the PSE conference website.

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+++ presentations 45 minutes +++ discussions 10 minutes +++ floor discussions 5 minutes +++

Friday, June 30:

09:00 - 10:00   Anne-Célia Disdier (INRA-INAPG*)), Keith Head (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Thierry Mayer (University of Paris 11, CEPII, PSE and CEPR)
  "Exposure to Foreign Media and Changes in Cultural Traits: Evidence from Naming Patterns in France"
  Discussant: Tito Boeri (Bocconi University and IZA)
10:00 - 11:00   Luigi Guiso (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance*)), Paola Sapienza (Northwestern University), Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago and Harvard University)
  "Cultural Biases in Economic Exchange"
  Discussant: Philippe Martin (TEAM, University of Paris 1)
11:00 - 11:20   Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:20   Tito Boeri (Bocconi University and IZA*)), Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University, Milan)
  "Does Information Increase Political Support for Pension Reforms?"
  Discussant: Jean-Olivier Hairault (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and IZA)
12:20 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:30   Andrew Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania*)), Philipp Kircher (University of Bonn)
  "Strategic Firms and Endogenous Consumer Emulation"
  Discussant: Bruno Decreuse (GREQAM, University of Aix-Marseille)
14:30 - 15:30   Giacomo Corneo (Free University of Berlin and IZA*)), Olivier Jeanne (IMF)
  "Symbolic Values, Occupational Choice, and Economic Development"
  Discussant: Thierry Verdier (Paris School of Economics)
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00   Alberto Bisin (New York University*)), Eleonora Patacchini (University of Rome - La Sapienza), Thierry Verdier (Delta, ENS), Yves Zenou (IUI and IZA)
  "Bend It Like Beckham: Identity, Socialization, and Assimilation"
  Discussant: Giacomo Corneo (Free University of Berlin and IZA)
17:00 - 18:00   Andrew E. Clark (Paris School of Economics and IZA*)), Orsolya Lelkes (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research)
  "Deliver Us From Evil: Religion as Insurance"
  Discussant: Thomas Philippon (New York University)
20:00       Dinner at Le Mauzac

Saturday, July 01:

09:00 - 10:00   Alessandra Fogli (New York University*)), Raquel Fernandez (New York University)
  "Culture: An Empirical Investigation of Beliefs, Work, and Fertility"
  Discussant: Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
10:00 - 11:00   Nezih Guner (CEMFI, Madrid and IZA*)), Jeremy Greenwood (University of Rochester)
  "Social Change"
  Discussant: Andrew E. Clark (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15   Yann Algan (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA*)), Pierre Cahuc (University of Paris I, CREST and IZA)
  "Minimum Wage: The Price of Distrust"
  Discussant: Raquel Fernández (New York University and IZA)
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:30   Thomas Philippon (New York University*)), Holger Mueller (New York University)
  "Concentrated Ownership and Labor Relations"
  Discussant: Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
14:30 - 15:30   Olivier Blanchard (MIT and IZA*)), Thomas Philippon (New York University)
  "Trust, Strikes and Unemployment"
  Discussant: Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA)

*) current affiliation