IZA - Conference Program


Fourth IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists

Organizers: Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA), Daniel S. Hamermesh (Barnard College and IZA)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:June 30, 2005 - July 03, 2005


presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes

Thursday, June 30:

15:00       Session I: Family Issues
  Chair: Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA)
15:00 - 15:40   Karen A. Mumford (University of York and IZA*)), Antonia Parera-Nicolau (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
  "Labour Supply and Childcare for British Two-Parent Families: A Structural Approach. (Working title)"
15:40 - 16:20   Robert Pollak (Washington University, St. Louis and IZA*))
  "Bargaining Power in Marriage: Earnings, Wage Rates and Household Production"
16:20 - 16:50   Coffee Break
16:50 - 17:30   Betsey Stevenson (*))
  "The Impact of Divorce Laws on Marriage-Specific Capital"
17:30 - 18:10   Bruce D. Meyer (University of Chicago*)), Bradley Heim (Duke University)
  "A Structural Model of Welfare, Taxes, Labor Supply and Program Participation"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, July 01:

08:29       Session II: Inside the Firm
  Chair: John Pencavel (Stanford University and IZA)
08:30 - 09:10   Iwan Barankay (University of Pennsylvania and IZA*)), Oriana Bandiera (CEPR and LSE), Imran Rasul (CEPR and UCL)
  "Cooperation in Collective Action"
09:10 - 09:50   Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA*)), Armin Falk (IZA and University of Bonn)
  "Sorting, Incentives and Performance"
09:50 - 10:30   Takao Kato (Colgate University and IZA*)), Derek C. Jones (Hamilton College)
  "The Effects of Employee Involvement on Firm Performance: Evidence from an Econometric Case Study"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
10:59       Session III: Social Interactions and Culture
  Chair: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
11:00 - 11:40   Nathalie Greenan (Centre of Employment Studies*)), Emmanuelle Walkowiak (Princeton University)
  "IT, work organisation and social interactions"
11:40 - 12:20   Bruce A. Weinberg (Ohio State University and IZA*))
  "Social Interactions and Endogenous Association"
12:20 - 13:00   Michèle Belot (European University Institute and IZA*)), Sjef Ederveen (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Econ. Policy)
  "Cultural and institutional barriers in migration between OECD countries"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30       Session IV: Wage Structures
  Chair: Karen A. Mumford (University of York and IZA)
14:30 - 15:10   Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York and IZA*)), Jun (Jeff) Xiang (State University of New York at Binghamton)
  "The Effects of Incomplete Employee Information On Wage: A Cross-Country Analysis"
15:10 - 15:50   Patrick A. Puhani (Leibniz University of Hannover and IZA*)), Blaise Melly (SIAW, University of St. Gallen)
  "Privatization and Changes in Wage and Employment Structures"
15:50 - 16:30   Andrew Leigh (Australian National University and IZA*))
  "Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00       Session V: Discrimination
  Chair: Bruce A. Weinberg (Ohio State University and IZA)
17:00 - 17:40   Aysit Tansel (Middle East Technical University and IZA*)), H. Mehmet Tasci (Middle East Technical University)
  "Determinants of Unemployment Duration for Men and Women in Turkey"
17:40 - 18:20   Mark R. Killingsworth (Rutgers University*))
  "Testing for Racial Discrimination in the Disciplining of Police Officers in a Large U.S. City"
18:20 - 19:00   Erdal Tekin (American University and IZA*)), H. Naci Mocan (University of Colorado at Denver)
  "Ugly Criminals"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, July 02:

08:30       Session VI: Firms, Employment and Wages
  Chair: Patrick A. Puhani (Leibniz University of Hannover and IZA)
08:30 - 09:10   Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA*)), Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA), Luca Nunziata (Nuffield College, Oxford and IZA)
  "Labour Market Institutions and Wage Inequality"
09:10 - 09:50   David Neumark (University of California, Irvine and IZA*)), Junfu Zhang (Public Policy Institute of California), Brandon Wall (Public Policy Institute of California)
  "Employment Dynamics and Business Relocation: New Evidence from the National Establishment Time Series"
09:50 - 10:30   Anja Decressin (U.S. Census Bureau*)), Julia Lane (National Science Foundation), Kristin McCue (U.S. Census Bureau), Martha Stinson (U.S. Census Bureau)
  "Employer-Provider Benefit Plans, Workforce Composition and Firm Outcomes"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00       Session VII: Search and Unemployment
  Chair: Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan and IZA)
11:00 - 11:40   Julián Messina (Inter-American Development Bank and IZA*)), Ana Lamo (European Central Bank), Etienne Wasmer (Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM))
  "Labor reallocation in imperfect labor markets: The case of Estonia and Poland"
11:40 - 12:20   Christian Holzner (Ifo Institute for Economic Research*))
  "Search Equilibrium, Production Parameters and Social Returns to Education: Theory and Estimation"
12:20 - 13:00   Mauro Sylos-Labini (University of Pisa*)), Manuel Bagüés (S. Anna School of Advanced Studies)
  "Do On-Line Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The impact of AlmaLaurea on the University-to-Work Transition"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:30       Session VIII: Various Topics
  Chair: Nathalie Greenan (Centre of Employment Studies)
14:30 - 15:10   Elena G. F. Stancanelli (Paris School of Economics and IZA*))
  "Evaluating the Impact of the French Tax Credit Programme, “La Prime pour L’Emploi" a Difference in Difference Model"
15:10 - 15:50   Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan and IZA*))
  "Measuring the Effects of Employment Protection on Job Flows: Evidence from Seasonal Cycles"
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
18:30       Conference Dinner

Sunday, July 03:

        Departure after breakfast.

*) current affiliation