IZA - Conference Program


19th 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 23, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


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

Monday, May 23:

12:00 - 14:00   Open Lunch
14:30 - 14:40   Welcoming Remarks by
Ulf Zölitz
14:40 - 16:10   Lecture 1
    David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
"Theories of Discrimination"
16:10 - 16:30   Coffee Break
        Lecture 2
16:30 - 18:00   Nina Smith (Aarhus University and IZA)
"Overview of Theories and Empirical Findings and Introduction to ‘Classical’ Theories on Promotion and Appointments to Top Management Positions"
19:00       Dinner

Tuesday, May 24:

09:00 - 10:30   Lecture 3
    David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
"Testing for Discrimination I"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30   Lecture 4
    David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
"Testing for Discrimination II"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:30   Lecture 5
    Nina Smith (Aarhus University and IZA)
"Promotion, Signals, Asymmetric Information, and Statistical Discrimination"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30   Poster Session 1
    Sarah Dahmann (DIW Berlin)
  "How Does Education Improve Cognitive Skills? Instructional Time versus Timing of Instruction"
    Sara Tonini (University of Trento), Corrado Giulietti (University of Southampton and IZA), Enrico Rettore (University of Trento and IZA)
  "The Transmission of Trust through Generations"
    Ewa Cukrowska-Torzewska (University of Warsaw), Anna Lovasz (Eotvos Lorand University)
  "The Impact of Parenthood on the Gender Wage Gap – a Comparative Analysis of European Countries and Family Policies"
    Laura Janisch (RWI), Marie Paul (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  "Do Immigrants React Differently towards Family Policies than Natives?"
    Matthew Gudgeon (Boston University), Simon Trenkle (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Frictions in Adjusting Earnings: Evidence from Notches in German Mini Jobs"
    Annette Hillerich (ZEW Mannheim), Bernd Fitzenberger (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA), Maresa Sprietsma (ZEW Mannheim)
  "Career Guidance and Career Planning of Secondary School Students"
19:00       Dinner

Wednesday, May 25:

09:00 - 10:30   Lecture 6
    David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
"Testing the Nature of Discrimination"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30   Lecture 7
    Nina Smith (Aarhus University and IZA)
"Gender Identity, Stereotypes, and Behavior - Are (Wo)Men Really Different?"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Student Presentations: Session 1
  Chair: Annette Hillerich (ZEW Mannheim)
14:00 - 14:40   Yannay Shanan (Tel Aviv University), Analia Schlosser (Tel Aviv University and IZA)
  "Fostering Non-Cognitive Skills in Active Labor Market Programs: Evidence from an RCT in Israel"
  Discussant: Caroline Wehner (IZA)
14:40 - 15:20   Nynke De Groot (Free University Amsterdam)
  "The Effect of a Job Search Assistance Program for Older Unemployed Job Seekers. Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment"
  Discussant: Felix Schran (University of Bonn)
15:20 - 15:50   Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:30   Lionel Cottier (University of Lausanne), Pierre Kempeneers (University of Geneva), Yves Flückiger (University of Geneva), Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and IZA)
  "Does Outsourcing Job Search Assistance Help Job Seekers Find and Keep Jobs?"
  Discussant: Matthew Gudgeon (Boston University)
16:30 - 18:00   Poster Session 2
    Judith Saurer (CESifo)
  "How Do Immigrants Change Natives' Attitudes - Evidence from an Exogenous Inflow"
    James Healy (Swansea University)
  "Pay Discrimination in the UK's Private and Public Sectors: An Analysis of Sexual Orientation"
    Alexandros Karakitsios (Athens University of Economics and Business)
  "The Effect of Subminimum Wage Introduction on Employment in Greece"
    Nathalie Picarelli (London School of Economics)
  "There is No Free House. Labour Supply & Low-Cost Housing: Evidence from Urban South Africa"
    Jonas Radbruch (IZA), Sebastian J. Goerg (Florida State University), Sebastian Kube (University of Bonn and IZA)
  "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Real Effort under Flexible- and Fixed-Time Designs"
    Annemarie Paul (University of Hamburg), Thomas Siedler (University of Hamburg and IZA)
  "Technological Change and the Intergenerational Effect on Schooling"
19:00       Dinner

Thursday, May 26:

        Student Presentations: Session 2
  Chair: Nina Stephan (University of Paderborn)
09:00 - 09:40   Natalie Obergruber (CESifo), Marc Piopiunik (CESifo)
  "Rank in Class and Occupational Choice"
  Discussant: Annette Hillerich (ZEW Mannheim)
09:40 - 10:20   Olof Rosenqvist (Uppsala University)
  "Is there a Gender Difference in the Ability of Dealing with Failures? Evidence from Professional Golf Tournaments"
  Discussant: James Healy (Swansea University)
10:20 - 10:50   Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:30   Clara Welteke (DIW Berlin), Katharina Wrohlich (DIW Berlin)
  "Peer Effects in Parental Leave Decisions"
  Discussant: Patrick Schneider (Goethe University Frankfurt)
11:30 - 12:30   Lunch
12:30 - 19:30   Social Program
(meet at entrance)
20:00       Dinner

Friday, May 27:

09:00 - 10:30   Lecture 8
    David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA)
"Behavioral Differences"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30   Lecture 9
    Nina Smith (Aarhus University and IZA)
"Women on the Board of Directors: Do They Matter and the Impact of Quota Laws?"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Student Presentations: Session 3
  Chair: Sara Tonini (University of Trento)
14:00 - 14:40   Gina Andrade Baena (Institute of Education, University of London)
  "Estimating the Impact of an Early Childhood Parenting Programme on Childcare Decisions: Evidence from Colombia"
  Discussant: Ewa Cukrowska-Torzewska (University of Warsaw)
14:40 - 15:20   Clémentine Van Effenterre (Paris School of Economics), Emma Duchini (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  "How Does Maternal Labor Supply Respond to Changes in Children's School Schedule?"
  Discussant: Laura Janisch (RWI)
15:20 - 15:50   Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:30   Cristina Bellés Obrero (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Sergi Jiménez-Martín (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Judit Vall-Castello (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IZA)
  "The Effect of Increasing the Legal Working Age on Women’s Fertility and Infant Health"
  Discussant: Annemarie Paul (University of Hamburg)
16:30 - 17:10   Melina Hillion (Paris School of Economics), Thomas Breda (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
  "The Happy Survivors: Teaching Accreditation Exams Reveal Grading Biases Systematically Favor Women in Male-Dominated Disciplines"
  Discussant: Sarah Dahmann (DIW Berlin)
17:10 - 18:30   Poster Session 3
    Caroline Wehner (IZA), Lex Borghans (Maastricht University and IZA), Trudie Schils (Maastricht University)
  "The Relation between Personality and Mental Health"
    Giannina Vaccaro (University of Geneva)
  "How to Reduce the Unexplained Gender Wage Gap? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design"
    Patrick Schneider (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  "Social Interaction Effects in Labor Supply"
    Felix Schran (University of Bonn), Michael Böhm (University of Bonn and IZA), Hans-Martin von Gaudecker (University of Bonn and IZA)
  "The Polarization of Skill Prices in Germany, 1985-2010"
    Nina Stephan (University of Paderborn)
  "Discrimination due to Outdated Decision Rules: A Field Study"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, May 28:

09:00 - 10:30   Lecture 10
    Nina Smith (Aarhus University and IZA)
"Family Friendly Jobs and Policies - the Last Chapter in the Gender Gap Book?"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Student Presentations: Session 4
  Chair: Giannina Vaccaro (University of Geneva)
11:00 - 11:40   Cecilia Poggi (University of Sussex), Dilaka Lathapipat (World Bank)
  "From Many to One: Minimum Wage Effects in Thailand"
  Discussant: Alexandros Karakitsios (Athens University of Economics and Business)
11:40 - 12:20   Vasil Yasenov (University of California, Davis), Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis and IZA)
  "The Labor Market Effects of a Refugee Wave: Applying the Synthetic Control Method to the Mariel Boatlift"
  Discussant: Jonas Radbruch (IZA)
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Media Workshop
14:00 - 15:30   Mark Fallak (IZA)
"Communicating Your Research Effectively" (Part 1)
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00   Mark Fallak (IZA)
"Communicating Your Research Effectively" (Part 2)
19:00       Dinner

Sunday, May 29:

        Departure after breakfast until 10:00 am.