IZA - Conference Program


First Annual IZA Workshop on Behavioral and Organizational Economics

Organizers: Armin Falk (briq, University of Bonn and IZA), David B. Huffman (University of Pittsburgh and IZA), W. Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 30, 2005 - May 31, 2005

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Monday, May 30:

08:45 - 09:00   Introduction Bentley MacLeod (University of Southern California and IZA)
09:00 - 10:00   Lorenz Götte (University of Bonn and IZA*)), Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Do Workers Work More when Wages are High?"
  Discussant: Johannes Abeler (University of Oxford and IZA)
10:00 - 11:00   Henry S Farber (Princeton University and IZA*))
  "Reference-Dependent Preferences and Labor Supply: The Case of New York City Taxi Drivers"
  Discussant: Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA)
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee/Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15   Bruce S. Shearer (Université Laval and IZA*)), Harry J. Paarsch (University of Iowa)
  "The Response of Worker Effort to Piece Rates: Evidence from a Field Experiment"
  Discussant: Uwe Sunde (University of Munich and IZA)
12:15 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15 - 14:15   Dorothea Kübler (WZB - Social Science Research Center Berlin*)), Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (Humboldt University Berlin)
  "Courtesy and Idleness: Gender Differences in Team Work and Team Competition"
  Discussant: Bernd Irlenbusch (University of Cologne and IZA)
14:15 - 15:15   Matthias Kräkel (University of Bonn and IZA*))
  "Emotions and Incentives"
  Discussant: Alexander K. Koch (Aarhus University and IZA)
15:15 - 16:45   Poster Session
16:45 - 17:45   Iwan Barankay (University of Pennsylvania and IZA*)), Oriana Bandiera (CEPR and London School of Economics), Imran Rasul (CEPR and GSB University of Chicago)
  "Cooperation in Collective Action"
  Discussant: David B. Huffman (University of Pittsburgh and IZA)
19:30       Conference Dinner

Tuesday, May 31:

09:00 - 10:00   Michael Gibbs (University of Chicago and IZA*)), Cindy Zoghi (BLS), Alec Levenson (USC)
  "Why Are Jobs Designed the Way They Are?"
  Discussant: Anders Frederiksen (Aarhus University and IZA)
10:00 - 11:00   James B. Rebitzer (Boston University and IZA*)), Jonathan C. Javitt (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA), Lonny Reisman (CEO, Active Health Management, Inc.)
  "Information Technology and Medical Errors: Evidence from a Randomized Trial"
  Discussant: Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee/Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15   Ricardo Alonso (Northwestern University*)), Niko Matouschek (Northwestern University and IZA)
  "Relational Delegation"
  Discussant: Peter R. Mueser (University of Missouri, Columbia and IZA)
12:15 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15 - 14:15   Martin Brown (Swiss National Bank*)), Armin Falk (IZA, University Bonn), Ernst Fehr (University Zürich)
  "Competition and Relational Contracts"
  Discussant: W. Bentley MacLeod (Columbia University and IZA)
14:15 - 15:15   Ferdinand von Siemens (University of Amsterdam*))
  "Bargaining under Incomplete Information, Fairness, and the Hold-Up Problem"
  Discussant: Felix Marklein (Federal Ministry of Finance)
15:15 - 15:45   Coffee/Tea Break
15:45 - 16:45   Regina T. Riphahn (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA*))
  "Incentive Effects of Bonus Payments: Evidence from an International Company"
  Discussant: Michael L. Bognanno (Temple University and IZA)

*) current affiliation

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