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3rd IZA@DC Young Scholar Program

Organizers: Francis Vella (Georgetown University and IZA ), Annabelle Krause-Pilatus (IZA), Steffen Künn (IZA)
Location:Georgetown University, Building: Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center (ICC) Room: ICC550
Date:September 21, 2014 - September 26, 2014

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)





Program

+++ presentation by students: 40 minutes +++ discussion: 20 minutes +++

Sunday, September 21:

 
13:45 - 14:00   Welcome
at the Lobby of Hotel Holiday Inn Georgetown
 
 
14:00       City Tour
 
 
18:00       Welcome Dinner at Restaurant "John F's" at Hotel Holiday Inn Georgetown
 
 

Monday, September 22:

 
        Session A: Economics of Crime
  Chair: Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Queens College, CUNY and IZA )
 
10:00 - 11:00   Rasmus Landerso (Rockwool Foundation Research Unit), Helena Skyt Nielsen (Aarhus University), Marianne Simonsen (Aarhus University)
  "School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile"
 
11:00 - 12:00   Rocco D'Este (University of Warwick)
  "The Effect of Stolen Goods Markets on Crime: Evidence from a Quasi Natural Experiment"
 
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
Meeting Point: In front of seminar room
Deepak Varshney and Selen Savsin join the lunch with Justin Wolfers and Francis Vella
Other students have lunch together
 
 
        Session B: Migration / Networks
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA )
 
13:00 - 14:00   Mette Foged (University of Copenhagen), Giovanni Peri (UC Davis and NBER)
  "Immigrants and Native Workers - New Analysis Using Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data"
 
14:00 - 15:00   Salvatore Lo Bello (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Iacopo Marchio (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  "Parental Links and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the UK"
 
15:00 - 16:00   Collective Meeting
with Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan and IZA)
 
 
        GU Faculty Seminar (Carbarn 202)
 
16:00 - 18:00   Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan and IZA )
  "Forecasting Elections: Voter Intentions versus Expectations"
 

Tuesday, September 23:

 
09:00 - 12:00   Individual Meetings with IZA Research Fellows
 
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
Meeting Point: In front of seminar room
Rasmus Landerso and Rocco D'Este join the lunch with Kevin Lang and Francis Vella
Other students have lunch together
 
 
        Session C: Unemployment
  Chair: John S. Earle (George Mason University and IZA )
 
13:00 - 14:00   Nynke De Groot (Free University Amsterdam), Bas van der Klaauw (VU University Amsterdam)
  "The Effects of Reducing the Entitlement Period to UI Benefits"
 
14:00 - 15:00   Robert Mahlstedt (IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Steffen Künn (IZA)
  "The Return to Labor Market Mobility: An Evaluation of Relocation Assistance for the Unemployed"
 
15:00 - 16:00   Collective Meeting
with Kevin Lang (Boston University and IZA)
 
 
        GU Faculty Seminar (7th Floor ICC)
 
16:00 - 18:00   Kevin Lang (Boston University and IZA )
  "The Misuse of Ordinal Scales: Some Partial Solutions with Applications to the Black-White Test Score Gap and Happiness Scales"
 

Wednesday, September 24:

 
        Session D: Development / Labor Demand
  Chair: Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University)
 
10:00 - 11:00   Deepak Varshney (Delhi School of Economics), Deepti Goel (Delhi School of Economics), J.V. Meenakshi (Delhi School of Economics)
  "The Impact of MGNREGA on Cropping Pattern, Wages and Labor Use"
 
11:00 - 12:00   Selen Savsin (Orebro University), Linda Anderron (Orebro University), Patrik Karpaty (Orebro University)
  "Labor Demand, Offshoring and Inshoring: Evidence from Swedish Firm-Level Data"
 
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
Meeting point: In front of seminar room
Nynke de Groot and Robert Mahlstedt join the lunch with Giuseppe Moscarini and Francis Vella
Other students have lunch together
 
 
12:00 - 15:00   Individual Meetings with IZA Research Fellows
 
15:00 - 16:00   Collective Meeting
with Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
 
 
        GU Faculty Seminar (Carbarn 202)
 
16:00 - 18:00   Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
  "Did the Job Ladder Fail After the Great Recession?"
 

Thursday, September 25:

 
09:00 - 12:00   Individual Meetings with IZA Research Fellows
 
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
Meeting point: In front of seminar room
Salvatore Lo Bello and Pawel Bukowski join the lunch with Caroline M. Hoxby and Francis Vella
Other students have lunch together
 
 
        Session E: Public Policy
  Chair: Caitlin Brown (Georgetown University)
 
13:00 - 14:00   Pawel Bukowski (Central European University)
  "Hidden Tracking or Mixing? The Educational Market and Sorting of Students within the Polish Comprehensive Education."
 
14:00 - 15:00   Jochem Zweerink (VU University Amsterdam), Hans Bloemen (VU University Amsterdam), Stefan Hochguertel (VU University Amsterdam)
  "Joint Retirement of Couples: Evidence from a Natural experiment"
 
15:00 - 16:00   Collective Meeting
with Caroline M. Hoxby (Stanford University)
 
 
        GU Faculty Seminar (Carbarn 201)
 
16:00 - 18:00   Caroline M. Hoxby (Stanford University)
  "Expanding College Opportunities for Low-Income, High-Achieving Students"
 
 
19:00       Conference Dinner at “Mai Thai of Georgetown”, 3251 Prospect Street, NW

 
 

Friday, September 26:

 
        GU Faculty Seminar (WGR 405)
 
10:30 - 12:30   John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison and IZA )
  "Immigration Restrictions and Labor Market Skills"
 
 
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
Meeting point: In front of seminar room
Mette Foged and Jochem Zweerink join the lunch with John Kennan and Francis Vella
Other students have lunch together
 
 
13:30 - 14:30   Collective Meeting
with John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison and IZA)
 




Participants

Caitlin Brown (Georgetown University)
Pawel Bukowski (Central European University)
Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
Nynke De Groot (Free University Amsterdam)
Rocco D’Este (University of Warwick)
John S. Earle (George Mason University and IZA)
Mette Foged (University of Copenhagen)
Caroline M. Hoxby (Stanford University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison and IZA)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Steffen Künn (IZA)
Rasmus Landerso (Rockwool Foundation Research Unit)
Kevin Lang (Boston University and IZA)
Salvatore Lo Bello (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Robert Mahlstedt (IZA)
Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
Martin Ravallion (Georgetown University)
Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Queens College, CUNY and IZA)
Selen Savsin (Orebro University)
Deepak Varshney (Delhi School of Economics)
Francis Vella (Georgetown University and IZA)
Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan and IZA)
Jochem Zweerink (VU University Amsterdam)