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15th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizer: Anne C. Gielen (IZA and Erasmus University)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:April 23, 2012 - April 29, 2012

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Program

Monday, April 23:

12:00 - 14:00   Open Lunch
 
15:00 - 15:10   Welcome Address by Anne C. Gielen (IZA and Erasmus University Rotterdam)
 
15:10 - 16:40   Lecture

Andrew Oswald (IZA and University of Warwick)
"The Economics of Happiness and Health" - Lecture 1
 
16:40 - 17:00   Coffee Break
 
17:00 - 18:30   Lecture

Andrew Oswald (IZA and University of Warwick)
"The Economics of Happiness and Health" - Lecture 2
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Tuesday, April 24:

08:30 - 10:00   Lecture

Andrew Oswald (IZA and University of Warwick)
"The Economics of Happiness and Health" - Lecture 3
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Lecture

Andrew Oswald (IZA and University of Warwick)
"The Economics of Happiness and Health" - Lecture 4
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 1
 
        Annabelle Krause-Pilatus (IZA)
  "Work to Live or Live to Work? Unemployment, Happiness, and Culture"
 
        Jan Marcus (Technical University of Berlin)
  "Does Job Loss Make You Smoke and Gain Weight?"
 
        Dimitris Mavridis (Paris School of Economics)
  "Can Subjective Well-Being Predict Unemployment Duration?"
 
        Frauke Peter (Free University of Berlin)
  "Trick or Treat? Maternal Involuntary Job Loss and Children's Non-cognitive Skills"
 
        Paola Salardi (University of Sussex)
  "Occupational Segregation and Wage Disparities in Brazil – 1987-2006: An Empirical Assessment Using Quantile Decomposition Techniques"
 
        Christian Raschke (Louisiana State University)
  "The Impact of the German Child Benefit on Child Well-Being"
 
        Ying Yang (Tilburg University), Anja De Waegenaere (Tilburg University), Bertrand Melenberg (Tilburg University)
  "On the Modeling and Estimation of Health Changes in the United States"
 
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
 
        Chair: Nico Pestel (University of Cologne and IZA)
 
15:50 - 16:25   Cristina Blanco Perez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  "Rethinking the Relative Income Hypothesis"
  Discussant: Johannes Martin (University of Duisburg-Essen)
 
       
Chair: Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo (Catholic University Leuven)
 
16:25 - 17:00   Malgorzata Poplawska (Free University Amsterdam), Maarten Lindeboom (Free University Amsterdam and IZA), France Portrait (Free University Amsterdam), Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim and IZA)
  "Nutrition Early in Life and Longevity"
  Discussant: Plamen Nikolov (Harvard University)
 
       
Chair: Daniel Possenriede (Utrecht University)
 
17:00 - 17:35   Bettina Drepper (University of Mannheim), Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim and IZA)
  "A Unique Bond: Does Losing Your Co-Twin Affect Your Remaining Life-Span?"
  Discussant: Arndt R. Reichert (Ruhr University Bochum)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Wednesday, April 25:

08:30 - 10:00   Lecture

Andrew Oswald (IZA and University of Warwick)
"The Economics of Happiness and Health" - Lecture 5
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Lecture

Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA)
"Econometric Advances in Discrete Data Modeling, with Applications to Health and Well-Being" - Lecture 1
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 2
 
        Maria Ines Berniell (CEMFI)
  "The Effects of Working Hours on Health Status and Health Behaviors"
 
        Regina Flake (Ruhr Graduate School in Economics), Thomas Bauer (RWI and IZA), Mathias Sinning (Australian National University and IZA)
  "Labor Market Effects of Immigration: Evidence from Neighborhood Data"
 
        Eleftherios Giovanis (Royal Holloway University, London), Arnaud Chevalier (Royal Holloway, University of London and IZA)
  "Valuing Air Pollution in Britain"
 
        Giulia La Mattina (Boston University)
  "Armed Conflict and Domestic Violence: Evidence from Rwanda"
 
        Tony Muhumuza (Humboldt University Berlin)
  "Access to Product Markets and Child Labour: Survey Evidence from Rural Uganda"
 
        Simone Schüller (IZA)
  "Parental Ethnic Identity and Educational Attainment of Second-Generation Immigrants"
 
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
 
        Chair: Jan Stuhler (University College London and IZA)
 
15:50 - 16:25   Osea Giuntella (Boston University)
  "Why Do Immigrants Lose Their Health Advantage? An Intergenerational Perspective"
  Discussant: Malgorzata Switek (University of Southern California)
 
       
Chair: Lars Kirkeboen (University of Oslo)
 
16:25 - 17:00   Maria Polyakova (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  "Competition on Selection and Market Acces Regulation in Health Insurance: Evidence from Germany"
  Discussant: Daniel Kemptner (Free University of Berlin)
 
       
Chair: Maren Michaelsen (Ruhr University Bochum)
 
17:00 - 17:35   Benjamin Huver (University of Lille 1), Ingrid Bierla (IESEG School of Management), Thomas Delclite (University of Lille 1), Sebastien Richard (University of Lille 1), Nicolas Vaneecloo (University of Lille 1)
  "Sick But at Work. An Econometric Approach to Presenteeism"
  Discussant: Daniel Avdic (Uppsala University)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Thursday, April 26:

        Invited Speech
 
10:30 - 11:00   Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
  "The 15th IZA Summer School"
 
        Invited Speech
 
11:00 - 11:45   Nikos Askitas (IZA)
  "The International Data Service Center of IZA"
 
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:45       Social Program
 
20:00       Dinner
 

Friday, April 27:

08:30 - 10:00   Lecture

Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA)
"Econometric Advances in Discrete Data Modeling, with Applications to Health and Well-Being" - Lecture 2
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Lecture

Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA)
"Econometric Advances in Discrete Data Modeling, with Applications to Health and Well-Being" - Lecture 3
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 3

 
        Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo (K.U.Leuven), Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA)
  "Preferences for Job Attributes: Structural Labour Supply Models vs Subjective Well-being Regressions"
 
        Johannes Martin (University of Duisburg-Essen), Christian Grund (University of Duisburg-Essen and IZA)
  "Monetary Reference Points of Managers"
 
        Plamen Nikolov (Harvard University)
  "The Cognitive Link between in Utero Nutrition and Development: Micronutrient Deficiency, Schooling Attainment and Economic Outcomes in Tanzania"
 
        Nico Pestel (IZA), Andreas Peichl (IZA)
  "Multidimensional Well-Being at the Top: Evidence for Germany"
 
        Daniel Possenriede (Utrecht University)
  "Temporal and Locational Flexibility of Work and Absenteeism"
 
        Arndt R. Reichert (Ruhr University Bochum), Harald Tauchmann (RWI)
  "The Causal Impact of Fear of Unemployment on Psychological Health"
 
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
 
        Chair: Dimitris Mavridis (Paris School of Economics)
 
15:50 - 16:25   Melike Wulfgramm (University of Bremen)
  "Country-Specific Life Satisfaction Effects of Unemployment: Does Labour Market Policy Matter?"
  Discussant: Annabelle Krause-Pilatus (IZA)
 
       
Chair: Frauke Peter (Free University Berlin)
 
16:25 - 17:00   Sebastian Siegloch (IZA), Alpaslan Akay (IZA), Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA), Mathias Dolls (IZA), Dirk Neumann (IZA), Andreas Peichl (IZA)
  "Income, Taxes and Happiness"
  Discussant: Christian Raschke (Louisiana State University)
 
       
Chair: Paola Salardi
 
17:00 - 17:35   Abel Brodeur (Paris School of Economics)
  "Smoking, Income and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from Smoking Bans"
  Discussant: Jan Marcus (Technical University of Berlin)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Saturday, April 28:

08:30 - 10:00   Lecture

Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA)
"Econometric Advances in Discrete Data Modeling, with Applications to Health and Well-Being" - Lecture 4
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Lecture

Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA)
"Econometric Advances in Discrete Data Modeling, with Applications to Health and Well-Being" - Lecture 5
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 4
 
        Daniel Avdic (Uppsala University), Per Johansson (Uppsala University and IZA)
  "Gender Differences in Sickness Absence and Family Responsibility"
 
        Daniel Kemptner (Free University of Berlin)
  "Analyzing Health Risks, Early Retirement and Saving Behavior with a Structural Life-cycle Model"
 
        Lars Kirkeboen (University of Oslo)
  "Preferences for Lifetime Earnings, Earnings Risk and Nonpecuniary Attributes in Choice of Higher Education"
 
        Maren M. Michaelsen (Ruhr University Bochum)
  "Mental Health and Labour Supply: Evidence from Mexico's Ongoing Violent Conflicts"
 
        Jan Stuhler (University College London), Christian Dustmann (University College London), Uta Schoenberg (University College London)
  "Empirical Evidence on the Local Labour Market Impact of Immigration"
 
        Malgorzata Switek (University of Southern California)
  "Internal Migration and Life Satisfaction: Well-Being Effects of Moving as a Young Adult"
 
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
 
        Chair: Maria Ines Berniell (CEMFI)
 
15:50 - 16:25   Arna Vardardottir (Stockholm School of Economics)
  "Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Regression Discontinuity Approach"
  Discussant: Simone Schüller (IZA)
 
       
Chair: Regina Flake (Ruhr University Bochum)
 
16:25 - 17:00   Pamela Campa (Stockholm University)
  "Press and Firms Accountability: Evidence from Toxic Emission in the US"
  Discussant: Eleftherios Giovanis (Royal Holloway University, London)
 
       
Chair: Tony Muhumuza (Humboldt University Berlin)
 
17:00 - 17:35   Pablo Brassiolo (Pompeu Fabra University)
  "Domestic Violence and Divorce Law: When Divorce Threats Become Credible"
  Discussant: Giulia La Mattina (Boston University)
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Sunday, April 29:

        Departure after breakfast
 




List of Participants

Nikos Askitas (IZA)
Daniel Avdic (Uppsala University)
Maria Ines Berniell (CEMFI)
Cristina Blanco Perez (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Pablo Brassiolo (Pompeu Fabra University)
Abel Brodeur (Paris School of Economics)
Pamela Campa (Stockholm University)
Bettina Drepper (University of Mannheim)
Regina Flake (Ruhr University Bochum)
Anne Gielen (IZA and Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Eleftherios Giovanis (Royal Holloway University of London)
Osea Giuntella (Boston University)
Benjamin Huver (University of Lille 1)
Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo (K.U. Leuven)
Daniel Kemptner (Free University of Berlin)
Lars Kirkeboen (University of Oslo)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Giulia La Mattina (Boston University)
Jan Marcus (Technical University of Berlin)
Johannes Martin (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Dimitris Mavridis (Paris School of Economics)
Maren Michaelsen (Ruhr University Bochum)
Tony Muhumuza (Humboldt University Berlin)
Plamen Nikolov (Harvard University)
Andrew Oswald (IZA and University of Warwick)
Nico Pestel (IZA)
Frauke Peter (Free University of Berlin)
Maria Polyakova (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)
Malgorzata Poplawska (Free University Amsterdam)
Daniel Possenriede (Utrecht University)
Christian Raschke (Louisiana State University)
Arndt Reichert (Ruhr University Bochum)
Paola Salardi (University of Sussex)
Simone Schüller (IZA)
Sebastian Siegloch (IZA)
Jan Stuhler (University College London and IZA)
Uwe Sunde (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
Malgorzata Switek (University of Southern California)
Arna Vardardottir (Stockholm School of Economics)
Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA)
Melike Wulfgramm (University of Bremen)
Ying Yang (Tilburg University)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and Bonn University)