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10th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizers: Ana Rute Cardoso (IAE Barcelona (CSIC) and IZA), Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
Location:Buch am Ammersee
Date:April 23, 2007 - April 29, 2007

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Freeman, Bertola and Zimmermann
cutting the "birthday cake"
In April 2007, the IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics took place for the 10th time – an occasion for a ceremony that added a festive atmosphere to this year’s event. There is indeed good reason for celebration: The IZA Summer School has established an outstanding reputation as one of the most influential forums for interaction between renowned and up-and-coming junior labor economists. Over the years, a total of 340 Ph.D. students – with females making up a remarkable share of 44% – have undergone the tough selection process to participate in the Summer School, for which 21 top representatives of the state-of-the-art in labor research have served as lecturers. Participants representing over 40 nationalities and universities located in over 20 countries made for a colorful and productive blend. The Alumni of the IZA Summer School now succeed in careers in academia and international organizations, with over two thirds of those who are no longer students currently working as professors or researchers at universities and other research centers.

For the past four years, the Summer School has been funded by the European Union under the "Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses." In addition, four major scientific associations in Europe support the event through an Advisory Committee: the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the European Economic Association (EEA), the European Association of Labor Economists (EALE), and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE).

The 10th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics took place on April 23-29, 2007, as always at the conference center of Deutsche Post World Net at the Ammersee Lake (near Munich) in Bavaria, Germany. This year, 34 students from nineteen different nationalities attended the event, which featured lectures by Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin) and Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University and London School of Economics). While Bertola's subject was "Labor Markets and Economic Integration: Imperfections, Regulations, and Reform," Freeman taught on "Schizophrenic Economics," contrasting the traditional concept of the homo oeconomicus with recent research on behavioral economics. Counseled by the communications expert Rachel Hardy (Warwick University) on "How to Prepare and Present Your Poster," the students presented their work either giving a talk or hosting a poster session.

IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann, who attended the event along with advisory committee member Peter Jensen (Aarhus School of Business) representing ESPE, underscored IZA's continued commitment to promoting the future elite in labor economics: "From the very beginning of IZA, the Summer School has been an integral part of our efforts to reap the synergies of fruitful interaction between junior researchers and well-established labor economists. This success story is set to continue."


Program

Monday, April 23:

        Arrival until 2pm
 
15:00 - 15:10   Welcome address by Ana Rute Cardoso (IZA)
 
15:10 - 16:40   Lecture by Richard Freeman (Harvard University and IZA), "Schizophrenic Economics"
 
16:40 - 17:10   Coffee Break
 
17:10 - 18:40   Lecture by Richard Freeman (Harvard University and IZA), "Schizophrenic Economics"
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Tuesday, April 24:

08:20       Chair: Andrea Salvatori (University of Warwick)
 
08:30 - 09:05   Frédéric Schneider (University of Zurich*)), Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich)
  "Implicit Reputation Cues and Strong Reciprocity - An Experimental Study"
  Discussant: Mayssun El-Attar (McGill University)
 
09:00       Chair: Catia Nicodemo (Tor Vergata Roma)
 
 
09:40 - 10:10   Coffee Break
 
10:10 - 11:40   Lecture by Richard Freeman (Harvard University and IZA), "Schizophrenic Economics"
 
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:30 - 15:00   Lecture by Richard Freeman (Harvard University and IZA), "Schizophrenic Economics"
 
15:10 - 16:10   Poster Session 1

 
        Juan Miguel Gallego Acevedo (Université de Toulouse 1 (MPSE)) "Works Councils: An Agency Perspective"

Wolf Dieter Heinbach (Universtity of Hohenheim) "To Bind or Not to Bind Collectively? - Decomposition of Bargained Wage Differences Using Counterfactual Distributions"

Krisztina Kis-Katos (University of Freiburg) "The child labor-schooling trade-off revisited: Inherent differences between market and domestic work of Indian children"

Kelly Labar (Université D'Auvergne) "Human capital and wages: controlling for measurement errors, unobserved heterogeneity and endogeneity. Application to China"

Marta Lopez (Free University Amsterdam) "Using interviewer identities as instruments to correct for endogenous attrition bias"
 
16:10 - 16:40   Coffe Break
 
16:35       Chair: Christian Pfeifer (Leibniz University Hannover)
 
16:40 - 17:15   Natalya Shelkova (University of Connecticut*))
  "Low-Wage Labor Markets and the Power of Suggestion"
  Discussant: Luiz A. Esteves (Universidade Federal do Paraná)
 
17:10       Chair: Johannes Schmieder (Columbia University, NY)
 
17:15 - 17:50   Matthias Parey (University of Essex and IZA*)), Fabian Waldinger (London School of Economics, CEP and University of California, Berkeley)
  "Studying Abroad and the Effect on International Labor Market Mobility. Evidence from the Introduction of ERASMUS"
  Discussant: Anna Stolyarova Chung (Indiana University)
 
17:55       Chair: Pablo Salvador (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
 
 
19:00       10th Anniversary of the IZA Summer School in Labor Economics
Celebration speech by Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)
 

Wednesday, April 25:

08:30 - 10:00   Lecture by Richard Freeman (Harvard University and IZA), "Schizophrenic Economics"
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 11:45   Lecture by Giuseppe Bertola (Università degli Studi di Torino), "Labor Markets and Economic Integration: Imperfections, Regulations, and Reform"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:15   Lecture by Giuseppe Bertola (Università degli Studi di Torino), "Labor Markets and Economic Integration: Imperfections, Regulations, and Reform"
 
15:20       Chair: Karen van der Wiel (Tilburg University)
 
15:25 - 16:00   Hani Mansour (University of Colorado Denver and IZA*))
  "The Effects of Labor Supply Shocks on Labor Market Outcomes: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
  Discussant: Katrien Stevens (University of Sydney)
 
16:00       Chair: Martina Zweimüller (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
 
16:00 - 16:35   Stefania Marcassa (University of Minnesota*)), Alessandra Fogli (NYU and Minneapolis Fed), Laura Veldkamp (NYU)
  "The Spatial Diffusion of Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from US Counties"
  Discussant: Vasileios Tselios (London School of Economics)
 
16:35 - 17:00   Coffee Break
 
17:00 - 19:00   Rachel Hardy (University of Warwick), “How to design and present your poster”
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Thursday, April 26:

08:30 - 09:45   Rachel Hardy (University of Warwick), “Creating your poster on the PC”
 
09:45 - 10:15   Coffee Break
 
10:15 - 11:30   Lecture by Giuseppe Bertola (Università degli Studi di Torino), "Labor Markets and Economic Integration: Imperfections, Regulations, and Reform"
 
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:45       Excursion: Andechs Monastry and Brewery
 

Friday, April 27:

08:30 - 09:45   Lecture by Giuseppe Bertola (Università degli Studi di Torino), "Labor Markets and Economic Integration: Imperfections, Regulations, and Reform"
 
09:45 - 10:15   Coffee Break
 
10:15 - 11:30   Lecture by Giuseppe Bertola (Università degli Studi di Torino), "Labor Markets and Economic Integration: Imperfections, Regulations, and Reform"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 2
 
        Anna Lo Prete (University of Turin) "National Institutions and International Macroeconomics: Within-Country Risk-Reallocation under Incomplete Markets"

Christian Pfeifer (Leibniz University Hannover) "Fixed-Term Contracts and Employment Adjustment. An Empirical Test of the Core-Periphery Hypothesis with German Establishment Data"

Pablo Salvador (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) "The Role of Capital Stock in the Labour Market:The Nordic experience revisited"

Vasileios Tselios (London School of Economics) "Educational and income inequalities in the regions of the European Union: geographical spillovers under welfare state restrictions"

Karen van der Wiel (Tilburg University) "Do Older Workers Benefit from Employment Protection? A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Dutch ‘Flexwet’"

Martina Zweimüller (University of Linz) "Employment of temporary agency workers and industrial relations - panel evidence from theBritish Workplace Employment Relations Survey"
 
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
 
15:50       Chair: Andrea Salvatori (University of Warwick)
 
16:00 - 16:35   Sumedha Gupta (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis*)), Prof.Gerard J.van den Berg (Free University Amsterdam, IZA, IFAU-Uppsala, Netspar, CEPR, IFS-London)
  "Early Life Conditions, Marital Status, and Mortality: A Simultaneous Analysis"
  Discussant: Kelly Labar (CERDI, University of Auvergne)
 
16:35       Chair: Johannes Schmieder (Columbia University, New York)
 
16:35 - 17:10   Marcus Tamm (RWI and IZA*))
  "Does Money Buy Higher Schooling? Evidence from Secondary School Track Choice in Germany"
  Discussant: Marta López (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
 
17:20 - 18:50   Poster Session 3
 
        Alessio J. G. Brown (University of Kiel) "Unemployment Accounts and Employment Incentives"

Anna Stolyarova Chung (Indiana University Bloomington) "For-Profit Colleges -- An Opportunity for Under-Served?"

Mayssun El-Attar (European University Institute) "Trust and Reciprocity: Social Values and Economic Prosperity in Europe"

Tommaso Frattini (University College London) "Immigration and Wages: New Evidence for Britain"

Catia Nicodemo (Tor Vergata Roma) "Dynamic women labor supply in European countries"

Coralia Quintero Rojas (Universite du Maine, Le Mans) "Growth, Unemployment and Tax/Benefit system in European Countries: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations"
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Saturday, April 28:

08:30 - 09:45   Lecture by Giuseppe Bertola (Università degli Studi di Torino), "Labor Markets and Economic Integration: Imperfections, Regulations, and Reform"
 
09:45 - 10:15   Coffee Break
 
10:15 - 11:45   Poster Session 4
 
        Luiz Alberto Esteves (Universidade Federal do Paraná and University of Siena) "Efficiency Wage and Labor Discipline Models: Matched-Panel Evidence from Brazilian Construction Industry"

Panu Pelkonen (University College London) "Education and Voter Turnout in a Quasi-Experimental School Reform"

Andrea Salvatori (University of Warwick) "Employment Protection Legislation and Workers' wellbeing: Evidence on Job Satisfaction"

Johannes Schmieder (Columbia University, NY)"Exchange Rates and Apprenticeship Training in Germany"

Katrien Stevens (University College London) "Adult Labour Market Outcomes: the Role of Economic Conditions at Entry into the Labour Market"
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
13:50       Chair: Juan Miguel Gallego Acevedo (Université de Toulouse 1 (MPSE))
 
14:00 - 14:35   Christian Merkl (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA*)), Alessio Brown (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Dennis Snower (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)
  "Comparing the Effectivness of Employment Subsidies"
  Discussant: Coralia Quintero Rojas (University of Le Mans)
 
14:30       Chair: Wolf Dieter Heinbach (University of Hohenheim)
 
14:35 - 15:10   Giovanni Prarolo (University of Bologna*)), Francesco Lancia (University of Bologna)
  "A Politico-Economic Model of Aging, Technology Adoption and Growth"
  Discussant: Alessio J. G. Brown (Centre for Population, Development and Labour Economics (POP))
 
15:10 - 15:40   Coffee Break
 
15:30       Chair: Krisztina Kis-Katos (University of Freiburg)
 
15:40 - 16:15   Elvire Guillaud (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne*))
  "Preferences for Redistribution: a European Comparative Analysis"
  Discussant: Anna Lo Prete (University of Turin)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Sunday, April 29:

        Departure after breakfast
 



*) current affiliation