IZA/CREST/Bonn University Workshop: Employment Policies and Heterogeneity in the Labor Market

Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA), Moritz Kuhn (University of Bonn and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA)
Location:Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 9, 53113 Bonn
Date:March 04, 2016 - March 05, 2016

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ open discussion: 10 minutes +++

Friday, March 04:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
09:00 - 09:10   Welcome Address

Pierre Cahuc
(Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA)
Moritz Kuhn (University of Bonn and IZA)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA)
        Session A: Labor Market Search
09:10 - 10:00   R. Jason Faberman (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), Andreas Mueller (Columbia University), Aysegul Sahin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Giorgio Topa (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  "Job Search Behavior among the Employed and Non-employed"
10:00 - 10:50   Alireza Sepahsalari (University College London), Jan Eeckhout (University College London)
  "Unemployment Risk and the Distribution of Assets"
10:50 - 11:10   Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:00   Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex and IZA), Ludo Visschers (University of Edinburgh), David Wiczer (Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis)
  "Sectoral Reallocation, Employment and Earnings over the Business Cycle"
12:00 - 13:30   Poster Session and Lunch
    Andreas Lichter (IZA)
  "Benefit Duration and Job Search Effort: Evidence from a Natural Experiment"
    Amelie Schiprowski (IZA), Patrick Arni (IZA)
  "Strengthening Enforcement in Unemployment Insurance. A Natural Experiment"
        Session B: Part-time and Short-time Employment
13:30 - 14:20   Daniel Borowczyk-Martins (Sciences Po, Paris and IZA), Etienne Lalé (University of Bristol)
  "How Bad is Involuntary Part-time Work?"
14:20 - 15:10   Jan Tilly (University of Pennsylvania), Kilian Niedermayer (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Employment and Welfare Effects of Short-time Work in Germany"
15:10 - 15:30   Coffee Break
        Session C: Search, Training and the Minimum Wage
15:30 - 16:20   Christopher Flinn (New York University), Ahu Gemici (Royal Holloway, University of London), Steven Laufer (Federal Reserve Board)
  "Search, Matching and Training"
16:20 - 17:10   Ekaterina Roshchina (Duke University)
  "The Impact of Labor Market Conditions on Job Creation: Evidence from Firm Level Data"
17:10 - 17:20   Coffee Break
17:20 - 18:10   Jose Luna Alpizar (University of California, Irvine)
  "Worker Heterogeneity and the Asymmetric Effects of Minimum Wages"
19:30       Dinner

Saturday, March 05:

        Session D: Active Labor Market Policies
09:00 - 09:50   Philipp Vom Berge (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Daniel Heuermann (University of Regensburg), Johannes F. Schmieder (Boston University and IZA)
  "Evaluating Active Labor Market Policies Using a Spatial Regression Discontinuity Design"
09:50 - 10:40   Jonas Maibom (Aarhus University)
  "Assessing Welfare Effects of ALMPs: Combining a Structural Model and Experimental Data"
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session E: Public Employment Policies
11:00 - 11:50   Javier Vázquez-Grenno (University of Barcelona), Jordi Jofre-Monseny (University of Barcelona), Jose I. Silva (University of Girona)
  "Local Labor Market Effects of Public Employment"
11:50 - 12:40   Christian Holzner (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Makoto Watanabe (Free University Amsterdam)
  "Understanding the Role of Public Employment Services: Theory and Empirical Evidence"
12:40 - 13:40   Lunch
        Session F: Labor Mobility and Earnings Dynamics
13:40 - 14:30   Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA)
  "Job Mobility and Earnings Instability"
14:30 - 15:20   Felix Wellschmied (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IZA), Ariel Mecikovsky (University of Bonn)
  "Wage Risk, Employment Risk and the Rise in Wage Inequality"
15:20 - 15:30   Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:20   Ammar Farooq (Georgetown University)
  "The U-shape of Over-education? Human Capital Dynamics & Occupational Mobility over the Lifecycle"