IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Heterogeneity in Micro Econometric Models

Organizers: Christian Belzil (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:June 08, 2007 - June 09, 2007


Friday, June 08:

09:00 - 09:45   Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University*)), Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University)
  "CCP Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity"
09:45 - 10:30   Robert M. Sauer (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA*)), Michael P. Keane (University of Technology Sydney)
  "A Computationally Practical Simulation Estimation Algorithm for Dynamic Panel Data Models with Unobserved Endogenous State Variables"
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15   Markus Frölich (University of Mannheim and IZA*)), Blaise Melly (University of St.Gallen)
  "Nonparametric Quantile Treatment Effects under Endogeneity"
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:15   Thibault Brodaty (CREST & University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne*))
  "Earnings Mobility, State Dependence and Unobserved Heterogeneity: the Case of the United-States in the 90's"
14:15 - 15:00   Ronald P. Wolthoff (University of Toronto and IZA*)), Pieter A. Gautier (VU University Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute), José Luis Moraga-González (University of Groningen)
  "Structural Estimation of Search Intensity: Do Non-Employed Workers Search Hard Enough?"
15:00 - 15:15   Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:00   Guillaume Horny (Bank of France*)), Rute Mendes (Tinbergen Institute), Gerard J. Van den Berg (Free University Amsterdam)
  "Job Mobility in Portugal: A Bayesian Study with Matched Worker-Firm Data"
16:00 - 16:45   Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA*))
  "Job Loss and Labor Market Transitions of Older Workers"
16:45 - 17:30   Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA*)), Angus Deaton (Princeton University)
  "Aging and Heterogeneity in the Analysis of Mortality"
19:00       Dinner at the Restaurant 'Schänzchen'

Saturday, June 09:

09:00 - 09:45   Suqin Ge (Virginia Tech*))
  "Women's College Decision: How Much Does Marriage Matter?"
09:45 - 10:30   Robert J. Gary-Bobo (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne*)), Thomas Brodaty (University of Cergy-Pontoise, France), Ana Prieto (CNRS, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France)
  "Does Speed Signal Ability? The Impact of Grade Repetitions on Employment and Wages"
10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30   Sabien Dobbelaere (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and IZA*)), Jacques Mairesse (CREST, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (INSEE), MERIT-Maastricht University, NBER)
  "Panel Data Estimates of the Production Function and Product and Labor Market Imperfections"
11:30 - 12:15   Sergio Firpo (Insper, São Paulo and IZA*)), Geert Ridder (University of Southern California)
  "Bounding the Distribution of Treatment Effects"
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:15   Julien Guitard (CREST-INSEE*)), Pierre Cahuc (Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne CEPR IZA), Bruno Crepon (CREST-INSEE), Marc Gurgand (PSE)
  "Equilibrium Effects of Counseling"
14:15 - 15:00   Christian Belzil (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA*))
  "Subjective Beliefs and Schooling Decisions"
15:00 - 15:15   Coffee Break
19:00       Informal Dinner

*) current affiliation