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18th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics

Organizer: Ulf Zölitz (IZA)
Location:Deutsche Post DHL Conference Center, Breitbrunner Str. 26, 82266 Inning, Germany
Date:May 25, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


Program

+++ presentation: 25 min +++ discussant: 5 min +++ floor discussion: 10 min +++ poster presentations: 90 min +++

Monday, May 25:

12:00 - 14:00   Open Lunch
 
15:00 - 15:10   Welcoming Remarks by
Ulf Zölitz
(IZA)
 
 
        Lecture 1
 
15:10 - 16:40   Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
“Why and How Use Happiness Data?”
 
16:40 - 17:00   Coffee Break
 
17:00 - 18:30   Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
“Theory and Data”
 
 
19:00       Dinner
 
 

Tuesday, May 26:

        Lecture 2
 
08:30 - 10:00   Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
“The Allocation of Goods and Time”
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
“Income Growth and Happiness: The Easterlin Paradox”
 
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 1
 
    Sofia Amaral (University of Birmingham)
  "Less Is More: Sex Ratios and Crime in India"
 
    Diogo Britto (University of Bologna)
  "Unemployment Insurance and the Duration of Employment: Evidence from a Regression Kink Design"
 
    Jacelly Cespedes (University of Texas at Austin), Carlos Parra (University of Texas at Austin)
  "Peer Effects of Workers Across Firms: Evidence from Security Analysts"
 
    Marion Collewet (Maastricht University), Bart Loog (Statistics Netherlands)
  "The Effect of Weekly Working Hours on Life Satisfaction"
 
    Claudio Deiana (University of Essex), Emanuele Ciani (Bank of Italy)
  "No Free Lunch, Buddy: Housing Transfer and Informal Care, Not Only a Case of Reciprocity"
 
    Ciprian Domnisoru (Carnegie Mellon University)
  "The Secular Decline in Teen Employment: The Role of Compulsory Schooling and Work Permits"
 
    Mathilde Godard (CREST), Clementine Garrouste (University Paris-Dauphine)
  "School’s out for Summer, School’s out Forever: The Long-term Health Consequences of Leaving School during a Bad Economy"
 
    Sofoklis Goulas (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Rigissa Megalokonomou (University of Warwick)
  "Knowing Who You Are: The Effect of Feedback Information on Exam Placement"
 
    Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
  "The Stress Cost of Children"
 
    Roxanne Korthals (Maastricht University), Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA), Trudie Schils (Maastricht University)
  "The Effect of Track Placement on Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills"
 
 
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
 
 
        Student Presentations: Session 1
  Chair: Marion Collewet (Maastricht University)
 
15:50 - 16:30   Andreas Beerli (University of Zurich), Ronald Indergand (University of Bern)
  "Which Factors Drive the Skill-Mix of Migrants in the Long-Run?"
  Discussant: Elie Murard (Paris School of Economics)
 
16:30 - 17:10   Rocco D'Este (University of Warwick)
  "Drugs and Crime in the US: Evidence from OTC Regulations Targeting Crystal Meth Precursors Chemicals"
  Discussant: Pedro Orraca Romano (University of Sussex )
 
17:10 - 17:50   Gaetano Basso (University of California, Davis)
  "Short- and Long-Run Consequences of Oil Boom and Bust in U.S. Local Labor Markets"
  Discussant: Jonas Maibom (Aarhus University)
 
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Wednesday, May 27:

        Lecture 3
 
08:30 - 10:00   Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
“Relative Income Concerns and Happiness”
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
“Generals Trends in Time Use”
 
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 2
 
    Claudio Labanca (University of California, San Diego)
  "The Effects of a Temporary Migration Shock: Evidence from the Arab Spring Migration towards Italy"
 
    Giulia Lotti (University of Warwick), Julian Messina (World Bank and IZA), Luca Nunziata (University of Padova and IZA)
  "The Economic Implications of Minimum Wages in Developing Countries"
 
    Robert Mahlstedt (IZA), Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA), Steffen Künn (IZA)
  "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Mobility Assistance and Job Finding Strategies"
 
    Jonas Maibom (Aarhus University)
  "Assessing Welfare Effects from ALMPs: Combining Structural and Experimental Methods"
 
    Barbara Masi (Queen Mary, University of London)
  "School Transport Subsidies and School Choice: Evidence from English Secondary Schools"
 
    Alzbeta Mullerova (University Paris Ouest-Nanterre)
  "Family Policy and Maternal Employment in the Czech Transition: A Natural Experiment"
 
    Elie Murard (Paris School of Economics)
  "Consumption or Leisure? The Welfare Impact of Migration on Family Left behind: Theory and Evidence from Rural Mexico"
 
    Pedro Orraca Romano (University of Sussex )
  "Crime Exposure and Educational Outcomes in Mexico"
 
    Daniela Piazzalunga (University of Turin)
  "The Impact of Marriage Property Law on Marriage and Spouses' Marriage-specific Investment"
 
    Felix Schmidt (University of Mainz )
  "Reactivating the Long-term Unemployed more Effectively: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Field Study"
 
 
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
 
 
        Student Presentations: Session 2
  Chair: Katharina Walliczek (University of Mannheim)
 
15:50 - 16:30   Serena Canaan (University of California, Santa Barbara), Pierre Mouganie (Texas A&M University)
  "Quality of Higher Education and Earnings: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from the French Baccalaureate"
  Discussant: Camille Terrier (Paris School of Economics)
 
16:30 - 17:10   Rigissa Megalokonomou (University of Warwick), Sofoklis Goulas (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  "Knowing Who You Are: The Effect of Feedback Information on Exam Placement"
  Discussant: Mathilde Godard (CREST)
 
17:10 - 17:50   Zelda Brutti (European University Institute)
  "Decentralizing Public Education: Are Cities Ready For It? Evidence From Colombia"
  Discussant: Joseph Ajefu (University of Leicester)
 
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Thursday, May 28:

        Lecture 4
 
08:30 - 10:00   Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
“Adaptation, Expectations and Happiness”
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
“Demographic and Family Issues”
 
 
12:00 - 13:15   Lunch
 
 
13:30 - 19:30   Social Program
 
 
20:00       Dinner
 

Friday, May 29:

        Lecture 5
 
08:30 - 10:00   Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
“Income Inequality and Happiness”
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
“When and With Whom?”
 
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
        Student Presentation: Session 3
 
14:00 - 14:40   Arne Warnke (ZEW Mannheim ), Christiane Bradler (ZEW Mannheim), Susanne Neckermann (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  "Rewards and Performance: A Comparison across a Creative and a Routine Task"
  Discussant: Sofoklis Goulas (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
 
        Media Workshop
 
14:40 - 15:40   Mark Fallak (IZA)
  "Communicating Your Research Effectively"
 
15:40 - 16:00   Coffee Break
 
16:00 - 18:00   Mark Fallak (IZA)
  "Communicating Your Research Effectively"
 
 
19:00 - 20:00   Dinner
 
 
20:00       Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
“How to Publish in a Good Journal: I Wish That I Knew”
 

Saturday, May 30:

        Lecture 6
 
08:30 - 10:00   Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
“Macro Issues”
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
10:30 - 12:00   Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
“Cultural Differences and International Comparisons of Happiness”
 
 
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
14:00 - 15:30   Poster Session 3
 
    Bastian Schulz (CESifo)
  "Wage Rigidity and Labor Market Dynamics with Sorting"
 
    Stefanie Seifert (University of Tübingen), Martin Biewen (University of Tübingen and IZA)
  "Potential Parenthood and Career Progression of Men and Women - A Simultaneous Hazards Approach"
 
    Ori Shai (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  "Is Retirement Good for Men’s Health? Evidence Using a Change in the Retirement Age in Israel"
 
    Elena Shvartsman (University of Basel), Michael Beckmann (University of Basel)
  "Stress and Work Intensification: What is the Influence of Personnel Policy?"
 
    Christine Dauth (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Henna Busk (University of Jyväskylä), Elke Jahn (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA)
  "Do Changes in Regulation Affect Job Satisfaction of Temporary Agency Workers?"
 
    Camille Terrier (Paris School of Economics)
  "Giving a Little Help to Girls? Evidence on Grade Discrimination and its E ffect on Students' Achievement."
 
    Alexandros Theloudis (University College London)
  "Consumption Dynamics and Allocation in the Family"
 
    Valentina Tonei (University of York), Cheti Nicoletti (University of York and IZA)
  "The Response of Parental Time Investments to the Child's Abilities and Health"
 
    Katharina Walliczek (University of Mannheim), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Mannheim and IZA), Anna Hammerschmid (University of Mannheim), Johannes Schoch (University of Mannheim)
  "Disentangling Stress from Nutrition as Determinants of the Long Run Effects of Adverse Conditions Around Birth on Economic and Health Outcomes Late in Life"
 
    Anwen Zhang (University of Cambridge)
  "Better Buildings, Better Scores? The Short-run Effect of a Large School Construction Programme"
 
 
15:30 - 15:50   Coffee Break
 
 
        Student Presentations: Session 4
  Chair: Barbara Masi (Queen Mary, University of London)
 
15:50 - 16:30   Larissa Zierow (University of Munich), Christina Felfe (University of St. Gallen)
  "From Dawn till Dusk - Implications of Full-Day Care for Children's Development"
  Discussant: Valentina Tonei (University of York)
 
16:30 - 17:10   Joseph Ajefu (University of Leicester)
  "Parental Income, Child Labour and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from Trade Liberalisation in India"
  Discussant: Anwen Zhang (University of Cambridge)
 
17:10 - 17:50   Cristina Sechel (University of York)
  "Subjective Well-Being across Countries: What is the Aggregate?"
  Discussant: Christine Dauth (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
 
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Sunday, May 31:

        Departure after breakfast until 10:00 am.
 




Participants

Joseph Ajefu (University of Leicester)
Sofia Amaral (University of Birmingham)
Gaetano Basso (University of California, Davis)
Andreas Beerli (University of Zurich)
Diogo Britto (University of Bologna)
Zelda Brutti (European University Institute)
Serena Canaan (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Jacelly Cespedes (University of Texas at Austin)
Marion Collewet (Maastricht University)
Claudio Deiana (University of Essex)
Rocco D'Este (University of Warwick)
Ciprian Domnisoru (Carnegie Mellon University)
Mark Fallak (IZA)
Mathilde Godard (CREST)
Sofoklis Goulas (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Daniel S. Hamermesh (Royal Holloway; University of Texas at Austin and IZA)
Roxanne Korthals (Maastricht University)
Claudio Labanca (University of California, San Diego)
Giulia Lotti (University of Warwick)
Robert Mahlstedt (IZA)
Jonas Maibom Pedersen (Aarhus University)
Barbara Masi (Queen Mary, University of London)
Rigissa Megalokonomou (University of Warwick)
Alzbeta Mullerova (University Paris Ouest-Nanterre)
Elie Murard (Paris School of Economics)
Pedro Orraca Romano (University of Sussex)
Daniela Piazzalunga (University of Turin)
Felix Schmidt (University of Mainz)
Bastian Schulz (CESifo)
Cristina Sechel (University of York)
Stefanie Seifert (University of Tübingen)
Claudia Senik (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
Ori Shai (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Elena Shvartsman (University of Basel)
Christine Singer (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
Uwe Sunde (University of Munich)
Camille Terrier (Paris School of Economics)
Alexandros Theloudis (University College London)
Valentina Tonei (University of York)
Katharina Walliczek (University of Mannheim)
Arne Warnke (ZEW Mannheim)
Anwen Zhang (University of Cambridge)
Larissa Zierow (University of Munich)
Ulf Zölitz (IZA)




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