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8th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizer: Ana Rute Cardoso (IAE Barcelona (CSIC) and IZA)
Location:Buch am Ammersee
Date:April 18, 2005 - April 24, 2005

Report

The 8th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics took place April 18-24, 2005, at the conference center of Deutsche Post at the Ammersee Lake (near Munich) in Bavaria, Germany. This year, 36 students from seventeen different nationalities attended the event.

Frank Vella (European University Institute) and Patricia Apps (University of Sydney) were the lecturers in this edition of the Summer School. Vella’s lectures concentrated on “Semiparametric Estimation of Micro Econometric Models”, whereas Apps taught on “Modeling the Labor Supply Decisions of Multi-person Households”.

Each student presented his/her work either giving a talk or hosting a poster session. Those students not giving a formal presentation were asked to either chair or discuss a paper. In a final session, Jean-luc Doumont, an expert in professional communication, provided advice on “How to Make the Most of Your Presentation”.

Claudio Lucifora, member of the IZA Summer School Advisory Committee in representation of the European Association of Labour Economists, and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, also a member of the Advisory Committee, representing the Centre for Economic Policy Research, participated in the event.

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Program

Lectures:

Patricia Apps
[short bio] [reading list]
Frank Vella [short bio] [reading list]
Jean-luc Doumont [short bio]

Monday, April 18:

15:00       Lecturer I:
 
15:00 - 16:30   Patricia Apps (University of Sydney)
"Modeling the Labor Supply of Multiperson Households"
 
17:00       Lecturer II:
 
17:00 - 18:30   Frank Vella (European University Institute)
“Semiparametric Estimation of Micro Econometric Models”
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Tuesday, April 19:

08:30       Lecturer II:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Frank Vella (European University Institute)
"Semiparametric Estimation of Micro Econometric Models"
 
10:30       Lecturer I:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Patricia Apps (University of Sydney)
"Modeling the Labor Supply of Multiperson Households"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00       Poster Session 1:
 
14:00 - 15:30   Ronald Paul Wolthoff (Free University Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute), Rob Euwals (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis, IZA, CEPR), Daniel van Vuuren (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis, Free University Amsterdam)
“Early Retirement Behavior in the Netherlands: Evidence from a Policy Reform"

Anna Meyer (Lund University)
“A Comparison of Single and Cohabiting Mothers' Utilization of the Temporary Parental Leave Insurance"

Pilar Garcia-Gomez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra ), Angel López Nicolás (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
“The Evolution of Inequity in the Access to Health Care in Spain: 1987-2001"

Serkan Ozbeklik (Ohio State University), John C. Ham (Ohio State University, IZA and Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Lara Shore-Sheppard (Williams College and NBER)
“Estimating the Effect of Policy Changes on Participation in Social Programs with an Application to the Medicaid Expansion"

Olga Kupets (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
“Determinants of Unemployment Duration in Ukraine"

Anders Frederiksen (Aarhus School of Business), Elod Takats (Princeton University)
“Optimal Incentive Mix: The Dual Role of Layoffs in Firms"
 
16:00       Session 1:
  Chair: Ronald P. Wolthoff (University of Toronto and IZA)
 
16:00 - 16:40   Victoria L. Prowse (Purdue University and IZA*))
  "Estimating Labour Supply Functions Under Rationing"
  Discussant: Reto Nyffeler (University of Bern)
 
16:40       Session 2:
  Chair: Andrea M. Weber (Darmstadt University of Technology)
 
16:40 - 17:20   Laura Crespo (CEMFI, Madrid*))
  "Estimation and Testing of Household Labour Supply Models: Evidence from Spain"
  Discussant: Thomas Siedler (University of Hamburg and IZA)
 
17:49       Session 3:
  Chair: Giuseppe Migali (University of Warwick)
 
17:50 - 18:30   Fabrice Murtin (Stanford University*))
  "Computing The Ability Bias of The College Premium: an Application of Linear Mixed Models with Regime Switching"
  Discussant: Martin Nordin (Lund University)
 
18:29       Session 4:
  Chair: Wolfgang Lechthaler (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)
 
18:30 - 19:10   Grégory Jolivet (University of Bristol*)), Stéphane BONHOMME (CEMFI and Université de Paris I)
  "The Pervasive Absence of Compensating Differentials"
  Discussant: Laura Arranz-Aperte (Swedish School of Economics)
 
19:30       Dinner
 

Wednesday, April 20:

08:30       Lecturer I:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Patricia Apps (University of Sydney)
"Modeling the Labor Supply of Multiperson Households"
 
10:30       Lecturer II:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Frank Vella (European University Institute)
"Semiparametric Estimation of Micro Econometric Models"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
13:59       Poster Session 2:
 
14:00 - 15:30   Paolo Naticchioni (Université Catholique de Louvain), Giordano Mion (Core (Louvain La neuve), Università di Bologna)
“Urbanization Externalities, Market Potential and Spatial Sorting of Skills"

Wolfgang Lechthaler (University of St. Gallen)
“Is Wage-rigidity Necessarily a Bad Thing? Effects on Wage Formation, Wage Compression and Firm Training"

Thomas Siedler (University of Essex), Helmut Rainer (University of Essex)
“The Geography of the Family Re-examined"

Efrossyni Vasileiou (University of Pantheon-Assas Paris II), Ali Skalli ( Université Pantheon-Assas (Paris 2)), Ioannis Theodossiou (University of Macedonia and University of Aberdeen)
“Jobs as Lancaster Goods: Facets of Job Satisfaction and Overall Job Satisfaction"

Anton Nivorozhkin (Göteborg University)
"Do Government Sponsored Vocational Training Programs Help the Unemployed Find Jobs? Evidence from Russia"

Andreas Kuhn (University of Zurich)
"Subjective Evaluations of Wage Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution"
 
16:00       Session 5:
  Chair: Edlira Narazani (University of Turin)
 
16:00 - 16:40   Karsten Kohn (KfW Bankengruppe and IZA*)), Bernd Fitzenberger (Goethe-University Frankfurt)
  "Skill Wage Premia, Employment, and Cohort Effects in a Model of German Labor Demand"
  Discussant: Samuel Mühlemann (University of Munich and IZA)
 
16:40       Session 6:
  Chair: Olga Kupets (Kyiv School of Economics and IZA)
 
16:40 - 17:20   Alena Bicakova (CERGE-EI*))
  "Unemployment Versus Inactivity: An Analysis of the Earnings and Labor Force Status of Prime Age Men in France, the UK, and the US at the Turn of the Century"
  Discussant: Sara Borelli (University of Illinois at Chicago)
 
17:50       Session 7:
  Chair: Anna Meyer (Lund University)
 
17:50 - 18:30   Dragana Djurdjevic (Darmstadt University of Technology*))
  "Women's Labour Supply after Childbirth: An Empirical Analysis for Switzerland"
  Discussant: Karin Städtner (University of Vienna)
 
18:30       Session 8:
  Chair: Pilar Garcia-Gomez (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
 
18:30 - 19:10   Maria Navarro Paniagua (Lancaster University*)), Inmaculada Garcia (University of Zaragoza), Jose Alberto Molina (University of Zaragoza)
  "Individual Satisfaction within European Families: Determinants and Interrelations"
  Discussant: Pernilla Andersson Joona (SOFI, Stockholm University and IZA)
 
19:30       Dinner
 

Thursday, April 21:

08:29       Lecturer II:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Frank Vella (European University Institute)
"Semiparametric Estimation of Micro Econometric Models"
 
10:29       Lecturer I:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Patricia Apps (University of Sydney)
"Modeling the Labor Supply of Multiperson Households"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00       Excursion
 

Friday, April 22:

08:29       Lecturer I:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Patricia Apps (University of Sydney)
"Modeling the Labor Supply of Multiperson Households"
 
10:29       Lecturer II:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Frank Vella (European University Institute)
"Semiparametric Estimation of Micro Econometric Models"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
13:59       Poster Session 3:
 
14:00 - 15:30   Edlira Narazani (University of Turin)
“Interrelationships Between Labor and Capital Adjustment Decisions"

Laura Arranz Aperte (Swedish School of Economics)
“Profit Sharing And Firm Turnover: Does Profit Sharing Induce Employment Stability?"

Karin Städtner (University of Vienna)
“(Re-) Entry into the Labor Force after First Childbirth -An Analysis for Austria"

Pernilla Andersson (Stockholm University)
“Health and Happiness: Well-being among the Self-Employed"

Giuseppe Migali (University of Warwick)
“Analysis of Two Higher Education Funding Systems under Uncertainty"

Mathias Sinning (RWI Essen), Thomas K. Bauer (RWI Essen)
“The Savings Behavior of Temporary and Permanent Migrants in Germany"
 
16:00       Session 9:
  Chair: Anton Nivorozhkin (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
 
16:00 - 16:40   Vincenzo Caponi (CREST and IZA*))
  "Heterogeneous Human Capital and Migration: Who Migrates from Mexico to the US?"
  Discussant: Paolo Naticchioni (University of Rome 3 and IZA)
 
16:40       Session 10:
  Chair: Anders Frederiksen (Aarhus University and IZA)
 
16:40 - 17:20   Martin Halla (University of Linz and IZA*)), Franz Hackl (University of Linz), Gerald J. Pruckner (University of Innsbruck)
  "The Fallacy of the Good Samaritan: Volunteering as a Weird Way of Making Money"
  Discussant: Andreas Kuhn (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training and IZA)
 
17:50       Session 11:
  Chair: Florence Kondylis (Columbia University)
 
17:50 - 18:30   Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA*))
  "Self-selection and the returns to migration: What can be learned from German unification 'experiment'"
  Discussant: Mathias Sinning (Australian National University and IZA)
 
18:30       Session 12:
  Chair: Serkan Ozbeklik (Claremont McKenna College)
 
18:30 - 19:10   Makram Larguem (University of Paris 2*))
  "Unhappy at Home: Should you Blame your Partner's Job? An Empirical Study of Happiness Transmission"
  Discussant: Efrossyni Vasileiou (University of Paris 2)
 
19:30       Dinner
 

Saturday, April 23:

08:29       Lecturer II:
 
08:30 - 10:00   Frank Vella (European University Institute)
"Semiparametric Estimation of Micro Econometric Models"
 
10:29       Lecturer I:
 
10:30 - 12:00   Patricia Apps (University of Sydney)
"Modeling the Labor Supply of Multiperson Households"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
13:59       Poster Session 4:
 
14:00 - 15:30   Samuel Mühlemann (University of Bern), Jürg Schweri (Swiss Pedagogical Institute for Vocational Education), Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich), Stefan C. Wolter (University of Berne)
“A Structural Model of Demand for Apprentices"

Martin Nordin (Lund University)
“Ability and Rates of Return to Schooling - Making Use of the Swedish Enlistment Battery Test"

Reto Nyffeler (University of Bern)
"Different Modeling Strategies for Discrete Choice Models of Labor Supply: Estimates for Switzerland"

Sara Borelli (University of Illinois )
“The Flower of Paradise: Substitute or Income Effect?"

Andrea Maria Weber (Darmstadt University of Technology), Patrick Puhani (Darmstadt University of Technology)
“Age of School Entry and Educational Attainment - Evidence from Germany Based on Exogenous Variation in Month of Birth"

Florence Kondylis (University of London)
“Agricultural Production and Conflict Refugee Status: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Policy Intervention Programme in Rwanda"
 
15:59       Lecture III:
 
16:00 - 18:30   Jean-luc Doumont
“Making the Most of Your Presentation”
 
19:30       Dinner
 

Sunday, April 24:

        Departure after breakfast
 



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