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11th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizers: Ana Rute Cardoso (IAE Barcelona (CSIC) and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)
Location:Buch/Ammersee
Date:May 12, 2008 - May 18, 2008

Report

IZA hosted the 11th European Summer School in Labor Economics, which took place May 12-18 at the conference center of Deutsche Post World Net at the Ammersee Lake (near Munich) in Bavaria, Germany.

The Summer School counts on the institutional support of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the European Economic Association (EEA), the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). Its objective is to bring together a large number of PhD students and senior lecturers to study new areas in labor economics. This year 37 students from 22 nationalities attended the event and presented their work, creating again a very colorful and productive international environment.

This edition of the Summer School counted on lectures by Raquel Fernández (New York University and IZA) and David A. Jaeger (College of William and Mary and IZA). Fernández’s lectures concentrated on “Family, Culture, Work and Inequality”, whereas Jaeger taught on “The Economics of Immigration: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going”.

Nabanita Datta Gupta, member of the IZA Summer School Advisory Committee in representation of the European Association of Labour Economists, participated in the event.

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Program

Monday, May 12:

12:00 - 14:00   Open Lunch
 
15:00 - 15:10   Welcome address by Ana Rute Cardoso
 
        Lecture:
 
15:10 - 16:25   Raquel Fernández (New York University and IZA*))
  "Family, Culture, Work and Inequality"
 
16:25 - 17:00   Coffee Break
 
17:00       Lecture:
 
17:00 - 18:15   Raquel Fernández (New York University and IZA*))
  "Family, Culture, Work and Inequality"
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Tuesday, May 13:

08:25        
  Chair: Gregory Verdugo ( and IZA)
 
08:30 - 09:05   Lara P. Tavares (Bocconi University*))
  "Age at first birth, education and personality"
  Discussant: Natalia Danzer (Free University of Berlin and IZA)
 
09:00        
  Chair: Katarzyna Barbara Budnik (Warsaw School of Economics)
 
09:05 - 09:40   Kamila Vetechova (Georgetown University*))
  "Fertility choice in a lifecycle model with idiosyncratic uninsurable earnings risk"
  Discussant: I-Ling Shen (Milken Institute)
 
10:10       Lecture:
 
10:10 - 11:25   Raquel Fernández (New York University and IZA*))
  "Family, Culture, Work and Inequality"
 
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:30       Lecture:
 
13:30 - 15:00   Poster Session 1:
 
        Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (Dalhousie University and IZA*))
  "The Long Run Effects of WWII Destruction on German Households"
 
        Giedrius Blazys (University of Washington*))
  "Child Support Payments and Non-Compliance Cost: Does It Matter whether Money Comes from the Wallet or from the Purse?"
 
        Stéphanie Cassilde (CERDI, University of Auvergne*))
  "On the Endogeneity of Self-Declared Skin Color in Contemporary Brazil"
 
        John Jerrim (University College London*))
  "Wage Expectations of UK Students: How Do They Vary and Are They Realistic?"
 
        Alexandra Rufini (GREDEG-CNRS*)), Dominique Torre (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
  "Choosing recruitment channels to fill high job positions"
 
        Jouko Kullervo Verho (VATT, Helsinki*))
  "Scars of Recession: The long-term costs of Finnish economic crisis"
 
15:15 - 16:30   Raquel Fernández (New York University and IZA*))
  "Family, Culture, Work and Inequality"
 
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
 
16:55        
  Chair: Pedro Raposo (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon)
 
17:00 - 17:35   Henri Fraisse (Bank of France and IZA*)), Francis Kramarz (CREST-INSEE and IZA), Corinne Prost (CREST-INSEE)
  "Labor Market Outcomes and the Enforcement of the Employment Protection Legislation"
  Discussant: María Cervini-Plá (Universitat de Girona)
 
17:30        
  Chair: J. Ignacio Gimenez-Nadal (University of Zaragoza)
 
17:35 - 18:10   Aline Bütikofer (Norwegian School of Economics*))
  "Revisiting Mothers and Sons: Preference Formation and Female Labour Force in Switzerland"
  Discussant: Lavinia Parisi (ISER, University of Essex)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Wednesday, May 14:

08:45       Lecture:
 
08:45 - 10:00   Raquel Fernández (New York University and IZA*))
  "Family, Culture, Work and Inequality"
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:10       Lecture:
 
10:30 - 11:45   Raquel Fernández (New York University and IZA*))
  "Family, Culture, Work and Inequality"
 
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:30        
  Chair: Domenico Tabasso (ILO International Labour Organization and IZA)
 
13:30 - 14:05   Monica Yanez-Pagans (World Bank*))
  "Ethnicity, Gender, and Human Capital Investments in Bolivia: Evaluation of an Old-Age Cash Transfer Program"
  Discussant: Giedrius Blazys (University of Washington)
 
14:05        
  Chair: Mariana Carrera (Case Western Reserve University)
 
14:05 - 14:40   Christine Ho (University College London*))
  "Grandchild Care, Intergenerational Resource Allocation and Retirement: A Collective Approach"
  Discussant: Nadia S Karamcheva (Congressional Budget Office and IZA)
 
14:40 - 15:00   Coffee Break
 
15:00 - 16:30   Poster Session 2:
 
        Alexander M. Danzer (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and IZA*)), Hulya Ulku (IDPM Manchester)
  "Determinants of Integration and its Impact on Economic Success of Immigrants. A Case Study of the Turkish Community in Berlin"
 
        Rita Ginja (University of Bergen and IZA*)), Pedro Carneiro (University College London)
  "Preventing Behavior Problems in Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from Head Start"
 
        Priscillia E Hunt (RAND and IZA*))
  "Are immigrants so stuck to the floor that the ceiling is irrelevant?"
 
        Cecilia Machado (Fundação Getúlio Vargas and IZA*))
  "Statistical Discrimination with Fertility: Revisiting Gender Differences in the Labor Market"
 
        Lavinia Parisi (ISER, University of Essex*))
  "The hazards of partnership dissolution in Britain: a comparison between second and first marriages"
 
        Marie Waller (University of Freiburg*))
  "Further Training for the Unemployed - What Can We Learn about Dropouts from Administrative Data?"
 
        Natalia Danzer (Free University of Berlin and IZA*))
  "Mother Russia in Transition: Analysing the Fertility Decline in Russia in the 1990s using Matching and Decomposition Techniques"
 
17:00        
  Chair: Georgios A. Panos (University of Glasgow)
 
17:00 - 17:35   Cristian Bartolucci (Collegio Carlo Alberto*))
  "A Structural Approach to the Native-Immigrant Wage Gap Using Matched Employer-Employee Data"
  Discussant: Maria Nieves Valdes (Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
 
17:35        
  Chair: Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (Dalhousie University and IZA)
 
17:35 - 18:10   Olga Lazareva (NRU HSE, Moscow*))
  "Russian Migrants to Russia: Choice of Location and Labor Market Outcomes"
  Discussant: Leilanie Basilio (Ruhr Graduate School in Economics)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Thursday, May 15:

08:30       Lecture:
 
08:30 - 09:45   David A. Jaeger (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA*))
  "The Economics of Immigration: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going"
 
09:45 - 10:15   Coffee Break
 
10:15       Lecture:
 
10:15 - 11:30   David A. Jaeger (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA*))
  "The Economics of Immigration: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going"
 
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:45       Excursion: Andechs Monastry and Brewery
 

Friday, May 16:

08:30       Lecture:
 
08:30 - 09:45   David A. Jaeger (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA*))
  "The Economics of Immigration: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going"
 
09:45 - 10:15   Coffee Break
 
10:15       Lecture:
 
10:15 - 11:30   David A. Jaeger (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA*))
  "The Economics of Immigration: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going"
 
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 3:
 
        Katarzyna Barbara Budnik (Warsaw School of Economics*))
  "Do Those Who Stay Work Less?"
 
        Mariana Carrera (Case Western Reserve University*))
  ""Bad Influences: The Effect of Older Classmates on Juvenile Crime""
 
        J. Ignacio Gimenez-Nadal (University of Zaragoza*)), Shoshana Grossbard (San Diego State University and IZA), José Alberto Molina (University of Zaragoza and IZA)
  "Compensating Differentials in Time-use of US Couples"
 
        Georgios A. Panos (University of Glasgow*)), Ioannis Theodossiou (University of Aberdeen & CELMR)
  "Trade Unions, Group Cohesion and Loyalty"
 
        Pedro Raposo (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon*)), Jan van Ours (Tilburg University and IZA)
  "How Working Time Reduction Affects Employment and Wages"
 
        Domenico Tabasso (ILO International Labour Organization and IZA*))
  "Temporary Contracts and Monopsony Power in the UK Labour Market"
 
16:00        
  Chair: Cecilia Machado (Fundação Getúlio Vargas and IZA)
 
16:00 - 16:35   Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA*))
  "Undocumented migrants and labour demand shocks: an empirical analysis of deportations"
  Discussant: Priscillia E Hunt (RAND and IZA)
 
16:30        
  Chair: Jouko Kullervo Verho (VATT, Helsinki)
 
16:35 - 17:10   Z. Eylem Gevrek (Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto*))
  "Interethnic Marriage and the Labor Market Integration of Immigrants in the Netherlands"
  Discussant: Alexander M. Danzer (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and IZA)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Saturday, May 17:

08:30       Lecture:
 
08:30 - 09:45   David A. Jaeger (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA*))
  "The Economics of Immigration: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going"
 
09:45 - 10:15   Coffee Break
 
10:15       Lecture:
 
10:15 - 11:30   David A. Jaeger (CUNY Graduate Center and IZA*))
  "The Economics of Immigration: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going"
 
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 4:
 
        Leilanie Basilio (Ruhr Graduate School in Economics*)), Thomas Bauer (RWI Essen and IZA), Mathias Sinning (RWI Essen and IZA)
  "Analyzing the Labor Market Activity of Immigrant Families in Germany"
 
        María Cervini-Plá (Universitat de Girona*)), Xavier Ramos (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  "Earnings Effects of Permanent Employment Promoting Reforms: Analysis of the 1997 Labour Market Reform in Spain"
 
        Nadia S Karamcheva (Congressional Budget Office and IZA*))
  "Evaluating the Wage-Pension Trade-Off in a Dynamic Model of Search and Saving"
 
        I-Ling Shen (Milken Institute*)), Davide Dottori (Catholic University of Louvain)
  "Low-skilled immigration and education policy with endogenous fertility"
 
        Maria Nieves Valdes (Universidad de Santiago de Chile*))
  "The re-enrollment decision of poor girls. Structural estimation and policy analysis using PROGRESA dataset."
 
        Gregory Verdugo (*)), Javier Ortega (Toulouse School of Economics and IZA)
  "Language Assimilation in Bilingual Countries"
 
16:00        
  Chair: Stéphanie Cassilde (CERDI, University of Auvergne)
 
16:00 - 16:35   Arnaud Maurel (Duke University and IZA*)), Magali Beffy (DEPP,CREST-INSEE,Paris and IZA), Denis Fougère (CNRS,CREST-INSEE,Paris and IZA)
  "Choosing the Field of Study in French Post-Secondary Education: Do Expected Earnings Matter?"
  Discussant: John Jerrim (University College London)
 
16:35        
  Chair: Marie Waller (University of Freiburg)
 
16:35 - 17:10   Matt Dickson (University of Bath and IZA*))
  "The Effect of Free Pre-School Education on Children's Academic Performance: Empirical Evidence from England"
  Discussant: Rita Ginja (University of Bergen and IZA)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Sunday, May 18:

        Departure after breakfast
 



*) current affiliation