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3rd Annual IZA Conference on the Evaluation of Labor Market Programs

Organizers: Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Arne Uhlendorff (CREST and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:October 19, 2007 - October 20, 2007

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

Program

Preliminary

+++ presentation: 25 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ general discussion: 10 minutes +++

Friday, October 19:

09:25 - 09:30   Welcome and Introduction by Gerard van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam and IZA)
 
09:30 - 10:15   Bart Cockx (Ghent University and IZA*)), Muriel Dejemeppe (Université Catholique de Louvain)
  "Is the Notification of Monitoring a Threat to the Unemployed? A Regression Discontinuity Approach"
  Discussant: Tobias J. Klein (Tilburg University and IZA)
 
 
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee/Tea Break
 
11:15 - 12:00   Wang-Sheng Lee (Deakin University and IZA*))
  "On Assessing the Specification of Propensity Score Models"
  Discussant: Agne Lauzadyte (Aarhus University)
 
12:00 - 12:45   Jose C. Galdo (Carleton University and IZA*)), Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and IZA), Dan Black (University of Chicago)
  "Bandwidth Selection and the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Unbalanced Data"
  Discussant: Xavier Ramos (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and IZA)
 
12:45 - 13:45   Lunch
 
13:45 - 14:30   Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA*)), Hans J. Baumgartner
  "Turning Unemployment into Self-Employment: Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Start-Up Programmes"
  Discussant: Carlos A. Flores (California Polytechnic State University)
 
14:30 - 15:15   Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China and IZA*)), Ulf Rinne (IZA and Free University of Berlin), Arne Uhlendorff (DIW and IZA)
  "A Tale of Vouchers and Caseworkers in Public Training Programs"
  Discussant: Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Queens College, CUNY and IZA)
 
15:15 - 16:00   Ulf Rinne (IZA*)), Marc Schneider (IZA), Arne Uhlendorff (DIW Berlin and IZA)
  "Too Bad to Benefit? Effect Heterogeneity of Public Training Programs"
  Discussant: Frank Oskamp (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)
 
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee/Tea Break
 
16:30 - 17:15   Joachim Wolff (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg*)), Eva Jozwiak (Institute for Employment Research, Nürnberg, Germany)
  "Do Short-Term Training Programmes Activate Means-Tested Unemployment Benefit Recipients in Germany?"
  Discussant: Wang-Sheng Lee (Deakin University and IZA)
 
17:15 - 18:00   Tobias J. Klein (Tilburg University and IZA*))
  "Heterogeneous Treatment Effects: Instrumental Variables without Monotonicity?"
  Discussant: Joachim Wolff (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
 
19:00       Conference Dinner
 

Saturday, October 20:

09:30 - 10:15   Carlos A. Flores (California Polytechnic State University*)), Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (University of Florida)
  "Identification and Estimation of Causal Mechanisms and Net Effects of a Treatment"
  Discussant: Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China and IZA)
 
10:15 - 11:00   Xavier Ramos (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and IZA*)), Maria Cervini Plá (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
  "Earnings Effects of Permanent Employment Promoting Reforms: Analysis of the 1997 Labour Market Reform in Spain"
  Discussant: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
 
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee/Tea Break
 
11:15 - 12:00   Agne Lauzadyte (Aarhus University*)), Michael Rosholm (Aarhus School of Business and IZA)
  "A Meta Analysis of County, Gender, and Year Specific Effects of Active Labour Market Programmes"
  Discussant: Bart Cockx (Ghent University and IZA)
 
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
 
13:00 - 13:45   Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Queens College, CUNY and IZA*))
  "What works best for getting the unemployed back to work: employment services or small-business assistance programmes? Evidence from Romania"
  Discussant:
 
13:45 - 14:30   Frank Oskamp (Kiel Institute for the World Economy*)), Dennis J. Snower (Kiel Institute for the World Economy and IZA)
  "Complementarities between Training and Employment Policies"
  Discussant: Jose C. Galdo (Carleton University and IZA)
 
14:30 - 14:40   Concluding Remarks by Gerard van den Berg (Free University Amsterdam and IZA)
 



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