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9th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists

Organizers: Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Location:Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:May 27, 2010 - May 30, 2010

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


Thursday, May 27:

14:50       Session I: Wages and Productivity
  Chair: Marco Caliendo (IZA)
15:00 - 15:40   Decio Coviello (European University Institute), Andrea Ichino (University of Bologna and IZA), Nicola Persico (New York University)
  "Don’t spread yourself too thin: The impact of task juggling on workers’ productivity"
15:40 - 16:20   Alec R. Levenson (University of Southern California), Cindy Zoghi (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Michael Gibbs (University of Chicago and IZA), George Benson (University of Texas at Arlington)
  "Getting What You Pay For: The Productivity Impacts of Incentive Pay Optimization"
16:20 - 16:50   Coffee Break
16:50 - 17:30   Fabian Lange (Yale University and IZA), Lisa Kahn (Yale University)
  "Learning about Employee and Employer Learning: Dynamics of Performance and Wage Measures"
17:30 - 18:10   Vera Brencic (University of Alberta)
  "Employers’ Use of Pressure and Profit Sharing in Teams"
19:00       Dinner

Friday, May 28:

08:20       Session II: Peer Effects
  Chair: Shelly Lundberg (University of Washington and IZA)
09:10 - 09:50   Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA), Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica, Milan and IZA)
  "Friends' Networks and Transitions into Employment"
09:50 - 10:30   Jeffrey V. Butler (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance), Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles and IZA), Luigi Guiso (EIEF and European University Institute)
  "The Right Amount of Trust"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
10:50       Session III: Family and Health
  Chair: Gordon B. Dahl (University of California, San Diego and IZA)
11:00 - 11:40   Shelly Lundberg (University of Washington and IZA)
  "Personality and Marital Surplus"
11:40 - 12:20   Petter Lundborg (VU University Amsterdam and IZA), Dan-Olof Rooth (Kalmar University and IZA), Paul Nystedt (Linköping University)
  "No Country for Fat Men? Obesity, Earnings, Skills, and Fitness among 450,000 Swedish Men"
12:20 - 13:00   Mircea Trandafir (University of Sherbrooke)
  "The Effect of Same-sex Marriage Laws on Different-sex Marriage: Evidence from the Netherlands"
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
14:20       Session IV: Unemployment and Discrimination
  Chair: Richard Startz (University of Washington)
14:30 - 15:10   Robert G. Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and IZA)
  "Rising Unemployment Duration in the United States: Composition or Behavior?"
15:10 - 15:50   Andrea Weber (RWI Essen and IZA), Christine Zulehner (University of Vienna)
  "Competition and Gender Prejudice: Are Discriminatory Employers Doomed to Fail?"
15:50 - 16:30   Francesco Serti (University of Alicante), Roberto Leombruni (University of Torino), Tiziano Razzolini (University of Siena)
  "The Pecuniary and Non-pecuniary Costs of Job Displacement. The Risky Job of Getting Back to Work"
16:30 - 17:00   Coffee Break
16:50       Session V: Violence
  Chair: Ulf Rinne (IZA)
17:00 - 17:40   Gordon B. Dahl (University of California, San Diego and IZA), David Card (University of California, Berkeley and IZA)
  "Family Violence and Football: The Effect of Unexpected Emotional Cues on Violent Behavior"
17:40 - 18:20   Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
  "Everybody Stay Cool, This Is a Robbery"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, May 29:

08:20       Session VI: Program Effects
  Chair: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
08:30 - 09:10   Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA), Richard Blundell (University College London and IZA), Costas Meghir (University College London), Jonathan Shaw (IFS)
  "Design and Long-term Effects of In-work Benefits"
09:10 - 09:50   Miana Plesca (University of Guelph), Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto), Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania and IZA)
  "Returns to Government-Sponsored Training"
09:50 - 10:20   Coffee Break
10:10       Session VII: Wage Determination and Education
  Chair: Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and IZA)
10:20 - 11:00   Anders Frederiksen (Aarhus School of Business and IZA), Timothy Halliday (University of Hawaii at Manoa and IZA), Alexander Koch (University of Aarhus and IZA)
  "Within-and Cross-firm Mobility and Earnings Growth"
11:00 - 11:40   Ulf Rinne (IZA), Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China and IZA)
  "Human Capital vs. Signaling: The German Reunification as a Natural Experiment"
11:40 - 12:20   V. Joseph Hotz (Duke University and IZA), Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University), Songman Kang (Duke University)
  "Modeling College Major Choices Using Elicited Measures of Expectations and Counterfactuals"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:20       Session VIII: Labor Supply and Search
  Chair: V. Joseph Hotz (Duke University and IZA)
13:30 - 14:10   Alexander Gelber (National Bureau of Economic Research), Joshua Mitchell (Harvard University)
  "Taxes and Time Allocation: Evidence from Single Women and Men"
14:10 - 14:50   Jeremy Schwartz (Loyola University)
  "Do Temporary Extensions to Unemployment Insurance Benefits Alter Search Behavior? The Effects of the Standby Extended Benefit Program in the United States"
14:50 - 15:30   Kristin J. Kleinjans (California State University, Fullerton), Nabanita Datta Gupta (Aarhus University and IZA), Mona Larsen (Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI))
  "The Effect of an Acute Health Shock on Work Behavior: A Comparison of Universal and Employer-based Health Insurance Systems"
18:00       Conference Dinner

Sunday, May 30:

        Departure after Breakfast


Vera Brencic (University of Alberta, Edmonton)
Jeffrey Butler (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Rome)
Marco Caliendo (IZA)
Lorenzu Cappellari (Università Cattolica, Milan)
Monica Costa Dia (University of Porto)
Decio Coviello (European University Institute, Rome)
Gordon Dahl (University of California, San Diego)
Anders Frederiksen (Aarhus School of Business)
Alexander Gelber (University of Pennsylvania)
V. Joseph Hotz (Duke University, Durham)
Lisa Kahn (Yale University)
Kristin J. Kleinjans (California State University, Fullerton)
Fabian Lang (Yale University)
Alec Levenson (University of Southern California)
Shelly Lundberg (University of Washington, Seattle)
Petter Lundborg (Free University of Amsterdam)
Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Miana Plesca (University of Guelph)
Ulf Rinne (IZA)
Jeremy Schwartz (Loyola University, Baltimore)
Francesco Serti (University of Alicante)
Richard Startz (University of Washington, Seattle)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Mircea Trandafir (University of Sherbrooke, Quebec)
Robert Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco )
Andrea Weber (RWI Essen)